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OCTOBER 2017 DIVIDEND INCOME

Well, October is done and winter is here, which oddly is my favorite season. There is something about the cold and snow which I always find amazing. October was another decent month of steady dividends and a month where  I added a few more positions to my portfolio, namely FTN, HPF, PME, HEN.UN and FCS.UN. Both FTN and HPF were added late so the dividends will not show up until November’s report. HEN.UN will be terminated in November, so I dumped it because the price was up and good enough for a profit on the sale. All the proceeds from that sale were then invested in the similar, HPF, etf (exchange-traded fund).

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#SCC SEPTEMBER DIVIDEND UPDATE

Small Change Challenge #SCC is in full effect and the dividends for September are in. The dividends aren’t much as was expected because of the nature of the account My aim is to get the dividends to a point where the incoming dividends are enough to purchase three(3) of each stock monthly, then I will try to add different names to the portfolio.

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September 2017 Dividend Income

Well, there goes September and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall, bye bye extended summer. Time to start dusting off those old winter coats and thinking about those winter tires, but no worries because it’s about to be “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. The festive season talk is for another time and another blog because it’s dividend reporting time, so let’s get straight to it.

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Blessing Loom Real or Scam?

Blessing Loom, let’s start off by saying this is another investment plan that I place in the list of ‘not for me” right there beside day trading. I have been approached by a few people asking me to join their “Loom” both in-person and via social media, damn you facebook, and my reply is always the same, no thanks “not for me”. As I always state I am no professional financial advisor or an investment guru but I always go with my gut feeling when it comes to certain business and investment ideas. Has my gut ever failed me? Yes, but my gut has been correct also, this blessing loom idea just seems off.

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SMALL CHANGE CHALLENGE #SCC Update

It’s been awhile since I did an update on the Small Change Challenge #SCC (click here for the explanation of #SCC) and I think one is long overdue. Let’s start off by saying AIM is no longer apart of my #SCC portfolio as their separation with Air Canada cause them to cut dividends and canceled the dividend payout which was announced.

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Small Change Challenge #SCC

Recently I started what I call the Small Change Challenge (SCC). Others might call it something else, because I am sure it’s nothing new. I started using the small change in my account to purchase stocks. My definition of small change, is any amount between $1 and $2.99, so for example if I have $102.35 left in my account after a purchase I move the $2.35 to savings until I accumulate enough to purchase the stock I want.

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Do You Mary Jane?

Marijuana, weed, ganja, kush, pot, grass, joint whatever you call it, is one of the most debated topics right now both in the streets and on a federal level. The clock is ticking on the proposed legalization date of July 1, 2018 (Canada Day 151) and the various province’s are trying to figure out all the details in order to be as ready as they can possibly be.

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