Welcome to Million Dollar Journey! If you’re new here, you can learn about me and even follow my financial journey to becoming a millionaire by 35 through my net worth updates. Since hitting the Million Dollar milestone, I’ve been documenting my journey towards financial freedom that you can read about here. If you are just starting your own financial journey, you can start with Financial Freedom 101 located in the navigation bar above. Before you leave, check out my latest articles listed below and don’t forget to subscribe to my updates!
You’ve been reading MDJ for years, have used your Questrade DIY discount brokerage portfolio to accumulate a solid nest egg that includes your TFSA, RRSP, and perhaps even a non-registered account. Now comes the time to start your retirement drawdown or withdrawal strategy. Surprisingly, when it comes to discussing Canadian safe retirement withdrawal rates, and…Read More
With my oldest child turning 11 this year, my mindset and strategy for our family RESP is starting to shift from accumulation and growth to a more balanced portfolio. This has many similarities to retirement planning but on a smaller scale. In your younger years, there is a focus on growth, but as retirement approaches,…Read More
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you may have heard about the Smith Manoeuvre. At a high level, it’s a long-term investment strategy for investors with high risk tolerance. Essentially, it’s where an investor borrows against his home (using a HELOC) to invest in the stock market, business, and/or real estate. The plan…Read More
A reader emailed me recently about being a low-income senior, but with some savings ability and was wondering if it makes sense to start an RRSP or a TFSA. The email did not include a lot of details, but for the most part, my answer would be the same – TFSA. The next question is…Read More
Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey September 2019 (Q3) Financial Freedom Update – the third update of 2019! If you would like to follow my latest financial journey, you can get my updates sent directly to your email, via Twitter or Facebook, and/or you can sign up for the monthly Million Dollar Journey Newsletter. For those of you new here, since achieving…Read More
A friend of mine, Gary, recently asked me about registered education savings plans (RESPs) and if it’s too late to get started. Gary’s kids are 14 and 12, and while a bit late in the game, there is still time to take advantage of free government money. What is an RESP? An RESP stands for…Read More