Category Archives: Investing

Investing your TFSA

Sometimes, the TFSA is misunderstood.  One common misunderstanding is how many people think the Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) is just a savings account.  After all, the ‘SA’ in TFSA stands for ‘savings account’.  If the TFSA was called the Tax Free Investment Account (TFIA), would people then mistake it for just a savings account

Three Things to Consider Before You Invest

“The successful person has the habit of doing things that others don’t like to do.” – Thomas Edison When it comes to investing, the financial services industry has done a great job of making people feel as though they need a degree in finance and an intimate understanding of the markets in order to manage

Timeless investment wisdom from The Intelligent Investor

“To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights or inside information. What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework.” –The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham If you only read one investing book in your lifetime, it should

Strategies to deal with market volatility

Last week, I wrote about the 5 realities of the stock market.  From these points, it is easy to see that short term irrational behavior can be the biggest mistake made by any investor.  This week the markets continue to jump around so I thought is would be appropriate to share my thoughts on investment

What to do when the Markets Are Falling

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett The past few weeks have seen some turbulence in the stock markets that has ignited the flame of fear and panic that burns in the stomach of many investors.