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Dividend Investing – Your Questions Answered

Henry Mah from “Your Every Growing Income” blog posted a questionnaire for income investors and I thought it would be useful to help summarize my investment principles in a single post. If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that while I’m a dividend investor, I’m also an index investor at the same time.  In…

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Building a Simple Low-Cost Indexed ETF Portfolio in USD

With recent articles about all-in-one ETFs and withholding taxes on ETFs in registered accounts, I’ve been getting questions about if there are USD based all-in-one ETFs, and if not, what are the most efficient USD ETFs to own? There are a number of readers who make their money in USD, and there are some advantages…

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The Real MER on ETFs – Foreign Withholding Taxes on ETFs

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I’ve written a lot about index investing as one of the best strategies for beginner and experienced investors alike.  It’s a strategy that I follow with a large portion of my portfolio to get ex-Canada (outside Canada) diversification (I use dividend investing for my Canadian exposure).  Not only do I use this strategy in my…

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Maxed out RRSP and TFSA – Now What?

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I received an email from a reader with a bright financial future. She has both her RRSP and TFSA maxed out and wondering what to do next. First of all, thank you for sharing your wisdom and financial journey. I love reading your blog and I learn so much from it! I was wondering if…

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Vanguard VEQT All-in-One 100% Equity Portfolio ETF

In recent weeks, I’ve been writing about how it’s getting easier and cheaper to build a solid globally diversified portfolio using all-in-one ETFs. For example, if you have long time frame until retirement, rather than buying multiple ETFs/mutual funds for equities and bonds, or a balanced fund that charges 2%, you can now buy a…

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