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Dividend Update: October 2016

Posted on November 21st, 2016 | Comments: 2

October was a while ago, so I apologize for the lateness of this post. I’ve been crazy busy with not only family-related stuff, but also buying a house (which unfortunately didn’t go through… or maybe fortunately… more on that in a future post). Starting back in September, I thought I’d talk in a little more […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: October 2016

Posted on November 1st, 2016 | Comments: 2

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I wish I could start this differently, but September was a really shitty month. Not because I didn’t manage to save any money, but because someone in my immediate family was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I’ve never had to deal with anything like this before. Thankfully this person is still alive (after a scary couple of days), […] Read more »

Early Retirement: My Progress Update

Posted on October 27th, 2016 | Comments: 8

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Although I’ve been blogging for over a year now, it recently dawned on me that I’ve never discussed what my general long term goals are and how they relate to my main goal of reaching financial independence. Obviously the two go together, since my ability to pay for my “early” retirement using only passive income depends a lot on […] Read more »

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Posted on October 21st, 2016 | Comments: 2

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I’ve been putting off this review for a while now. In fact, I finished this book about three months ago and since then it’s been sitting on my coffee table like a paper albatross reminding me that I should probably write this review. This is honestly my fifth attempt. Which isn’t to say that I […] Read more »

Interview: Allan from FaisCommeLesRiches.com (Do like the Rich)

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | Comments: 2

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Allan is a French speaking blogger from Quebec who runs two finance-related blogs: one in French (Faiscommeslesriches.com) and the other in English (QuitYourDayJob101.com). He first posted a comment here at GoGoAssets in May 2016 and has been a regular ever since. The great thing about Allan is that he always has a lot to share, and […] Read more »

Buy: 80 Shares of The North West Company

Posted on October 17th, 2016 | Comments: 1

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I recently decided to sell my 50 shares of WSP Global Inc because the company didn’t have a history of dividend increases. At the time when I bought the shares, like most newbie dividend investors, I was chasing yields without looking for dividend growth. Had I checked, however, I would have quickly seen that they had never raised their dividends even once (oops). Thankfully […] Read more »

Sell: 50 shares of WSP Global Inc

Posted on October 12th, 2016 | Comments: 2

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WSP Global is a Canadian engineering consultation firm that also happens to be one of the first companies whose stocks I bought for my portfolio. In fact I bought my WSP shares before I even created this website. If I remember correctly, I decided to buy into the company after reading about them in the Globe and Mail (arguably Canada’s most important national […] Read more »

Dividend Update: September 2016

Posted on October 10th, 2016 | Comments: 8

Since September has now come and gone, I thought I’d post an article about a popular subject: dividend income! Although I’d like to expand my passive income into other areas, for now the bulk of my non-salary income comes from dividends. The great thing about dividend-income, over the long term, is that it has a tendency […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: September 2016

Posted on October 1st, 2016 | Comments: 4

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All considering, September wasn’t too bad of a month. I think my biggest set back was my decision to buy a new iPhone. Ironically, I opted for the cheaper iPhone SE instead of the newer and shinier iPhone 7 (which just came out). To be honest though, I didn’t really see the point of spending an extra […] Read more »

Automation of Work – Should Dividend Investors be Afraid of AI?

Posted on September 29th, 2016 | Comments: 11

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I’ve been seeing quite a few articles lately about the the future of work — namely the near complete automation of labour (think robots, machine learning and artificial intelligence). If you weren’t aware already, there are people today who think we’re on the precipice of a major economic revolution that’s about to take us over. Without wanting to […] Read more »