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Investing Mental Blockers

I was recently reminded how we can have mental blockers about many money related concepts. In many cases, they are based on principals we define for ourselves through experiences. One example I encountered was that a gentleman had decided to never pay for a ferry reservation again on the reasoning that they made enough money already. I found the reasoning a little odd as the reservation can save you a lot of time waiting in a parking lot during busy weekend. As it happens, the person was retired and probably has all the time to wait for the ferry but he decided that he wanted to stick it to the ferry corporation thus creating a mental blocker. Another example relates to choosing to put your bonus in your RRSP. The reasoning I often hear is this: “I don’t want to pay tax so I put ...

2 Overlooked Canadian Dividend Aristocrats

On the stock market, there are companies that are more known than others and some that are more popular than others. Those companies are often easy to talk about and looked into since many people are aware of them. On the flip side of the coin, there are companies that fly under the radar most of the time and they are worth looking into for your portfolio. In fact, you should have many of those in your watch list. There are two companies I have been watching for a while now and I consider them both worthy. The two dividend aristocrat companies I have identified are:Saputo (SAP.TO Trend) Metro (MRU.TO Trend)I did own Saputo prior to the market correction of late 2008 but sold after they split their stock and before becoming a dividend investor. Related: 2014 Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Saputo ...
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Dividend Income – August 2014

Over the past year, I have not really been focusing on adding new holdings but rather increasing my current holdings. I have a good number of holdings that I can manage and I want to make sure I can synthetically DRIP since many investments trade at around $100 per share, I need over $10K to be able to DRIP one share. Related: DRIP explained A couple of changes are going to happen on their own as Kimberley-Clark (KMB) will spinoff its healthcare dividend by creating a new company named Halyard Health. The spinoff is not completed yet and I will probably just hold on to those shares as well. Bell Canada (BCE) also decided to purchased the remaining shares in Bell Alliant which will have a slight impact in my dividend earnings as I will get a lower yield for my new BCE shares. Dividend Income I ...
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