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!
For income-oriented Canadian investors the choice between a Bond ETF and a GIC or high interest savings account has become more important than ever. With interest rates at historic lows (and not looking up any time soon) picking the best option for the “safe” part of our portfolio can make a substantial difference to the…Read More
Edited in November 2019 by FT with help from our newest author Kyle Prevost. In the last 11 years, we’ve seen an explosion in online broker competition, but for my money (literally) Questrade is still the best Canadian DIY option due to their commission free ETF purchases, low fees, and easy-to-navigate website. Questrade Canada…Read More
Now that Wealthsimple Trade has launched, and the robo advisor service has gotten so popular, I figured that it was time to take a serious look at the service. If you’re the TLDR type, then this Wealthsimple review might be a bit lengthy for your tastes. Feel free to navigate using our table of contents…Read More
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