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I Tracked the Trending Topics for 5 Months and Realized Americans Are Obsessed with 2 Things: Money and Retirement

I Tracked the Trending Topics for 5 Months and Realized Americans Are Obsessed with 2 Things: Money and Retirement

Every time I turn on my laptop, I’m greeted with the Trending Topics. I usually pay little attention to the list. But several months ago, I noticed a trend. Maybe that’s why they call it Trending Topics. Duh! This trend? Americans search about money and […]

O Canada! The Impact of Home Country Bias on Investment Returns

O Canada! The Impact of Home Country Bias on Investment Returns

As an Americanadian (pronounced A Merry Canadian) – an American citizen living in Canada – I’ve learned to embrace the Canadian lifestyle. I learned to ski. I enjoy a hot plate of poutine. I occasionally say “Eh.” I know MOST of the lyrics of O […]

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

This post is an update to Running with the Dogs (of the Dow), originally published on October 11, 2017.   In January 2017, we were looking at several investment options for the proceeds from a house sale. Our primary goal for this investment was to […]

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

As I was cleaning out our refrigerator this past weekend, it struck me that this task is a lot like rebalancing our investments. In our fridge, we have the staples, the leftovers, things that have gone bad, too much of certain items and stuff that […]

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

GE – No Longer the Brightest Bulb in the Shed

Update: Despite its recent dividend cut, as of January 1, 2018, GE is one of the 10 highest-yielding stocks on the DJIA.   General Electric whose old slogan was We Bring Good Things to Life is apparently no longer bringing good things. One of America’s […]

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – The Tales of Selling Company Stock

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda – The Tales of Selling Company Stock

Coulda, woulda, shoulda – the lament of anyone who has ever sold stock too soon or held stock too long. This rings especially true when talking about stock in the company for which you work. The issue of When to Sell our company stock has […]

How to Create a Plan for Total Financial Freedom

How to Create a Plan for Total Financial Freedom

If you’ve read anything on this site, then you’re probably familiar with the backstory of how we started our race to financial freedom. But for those of you that are new to the site, here’s a brief recap. Very brief. Husband comes home from work, […]

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Running with the Dogs (of the Dow)

Recently we decided to invest money in a strategy known as Dogs of the Dow. This technique was first described in the book, Beating the Dow, written by Michael O’Higgins. The book was first published in 1990. Interestingly, not once did O’Higgins ever mention the […]


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