ETFs

Stock Picking Contest – Final Results

Here is the much anticipated, much delayed, final result of the how The Accountant’s and my ETF-based portfolio would have faired in Asset Based Life’s 2019 Stock Picking Contest The…

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Sustainable Investing, ETF

The Search for a Socially Responsible ETF Portfolio Continues

During my research for our socially responsible investing podcast, it became clear to me that making a switch from a traditional, FIRE endorsed, index ETFs to a more sustainable portfolio…

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ETFs

Stock Picking Contest – Third Quarter Update

So, I haven’t written a post since our web site crashed and I lost a couple of the posts that I really enjoyed writing, but have not been able to…

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My Side Hustle that Actually Generates Income

I have one side hustle that does make me a significant amount of money: charting college and NFL football games. With college football 27 days away the company I do this for reached out to me to let me know the pay rates for the upcoming season, this inspired me to write this post.

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Defense Wins Championships

Defense Wins Championships

We have all heard the saying defense wins championships right? But does this also hold true in the world of personal finance? For this analogy let’s look at it this…

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ETFs

Stock Picking Contest – Second Quarter Update

Quarter two is in the books, and the Money Mechanic wants to know how his portfolio at Asset Based Life’s stock-picking contest is doing against our index fund portfolio. First, let’s…

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comfort, etfs

How Comfortable are TD Comfort Funds?

A retired couple I know recently asked me to look at their finances and make any recommendations that I might have.  I anticipated that this might be my first opportunity…

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Stock Picking Contest – First Quarter Update

Well, here we are, a little over one-quarter of the way through 2019 and the Mechanic’s Stock Picking contest. You might remember that the Economist and the Accountant didn’t like…

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Spoiled for (ETF) Choice

If you look at my 4 brokerage accounts you’d see that so far on my journey to FI I have not decided on my long term retirement portfolio. Because of this I have a bunch of different Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that I bought for free, but that are going to cost me a lot when I sell them.

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A Quick Reminder That It’s RRSP Season

Well, we got the first month of 2019 under our belts which means that tax time is right around the corner. If you’re like me you hate having to hand…

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