I mentioned in my last net worth update that I finally used some of our cash savings to pay down the non tax deductible mortgage balance. I’ve figured out that it’s a psychological battle with me to see my assets decrease. However, in the big picture, the money is better spent paying down debt than…

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The books keep rolling in! It’s getting challenging trying to keep up with the book reading/reporting between all my other duties. However, since the readers seem to enjoy them (or maybe it’s the giveaways), I will keep doing them! This hardcover book is about investing, portfolio creation and risk management. It’s titled “The Intelligent Portfolio…

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Most Popular MDJ Posts for May 2008 1. The High Cost of the Manulife One Mortgage The advertising for the Manulife One mortgage is deceiving, especially the online calculator. If you are contemplating whether or not to get the M1 mortgage, then read over the article and you’ll see why it can be the more…

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I explained how fundamental index funds work, and how they can outperform regular index funds. But how much do they outperform by? Are they worth the extra MER premium compared to regular index ETF’s? Does the strategy of indexing based on fundamental factors instead of market capitalization really work? Hopefully, this article will answer some…

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After meeting with Preet Banerjee (the blogger behind WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo) over coffee, I picked up a few tips and some new investment ideas. What really caught my attention during our get together was, not only his fancy suit, but the mention and explanation of fundamental index funds/ETF’s. What are Fundamental Index Funds/ETF’s? Fundamental Index Funds/ETF’s are…

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