My journey towards financial independence by buying assets and being frugal

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Posted on October 21st, 2016 | Comments: 0


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Where have I been? Where am I going?

Posted on September 12th, 2016 | Comments: 2


It’s been a while since I last updated this blog — 2 months to be precise! Despite what it may look like, I haven’t actually abandoned GoGoAssets and wish I could’ve updated it during the time I was away. Unfortunately my decision to move into a yurt that had neither electricity nor internet access meant updating this […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: August 2016

Posted on September 1st, 2016 | Comments: 0

Aug 3, 2016

August was a fun month — although, as you’ll see, it was a considerable drain on the pocket book. The biggest thing that happened was deciding to go on a cross country road trip through the US and Canada. In the end, I spent two and half weeks driving from Quebec to British Columbia, mostly […] Read more »

Income & Expenses: July 2016

Posted on August 1st, 2016 | Comments: 0

July 18, 2016

So I’m a little late writing this post. To be perfectly honest, I have been living without any internet for almost 2 months now, so it has been hard to work on this site in any kind of meaningful way. Living in a yurt without any electricity will do that to you. Fortunately (at least for this blog’s sake), I’m […] Read more »