I shouldn’t have waited…

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As many readers might recall, Brian and I split our retirement savings between our RRSPs and our Tax Free Savings Account.  In my TFSA, I hold exclusively dividend paying stocks which I hope will one day be the basis of my early retirement income.  Right now, I have BMO, SLF, RSI and REI.UN in my portfolio. For a while, I had been holding strong at 81 shares of BMO, which got me a quarterly dividend...

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Choosing NOT to participate in my employee stock plan

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My current employer offers employees a chance to purchase company stock at a guaranteed discount.  You enrol in 6 month periods and allocate a certain percentage (2% and up) of your salary towards purchasing stock.  While there is a maximum number of stocks that you may purchase at one time (it’s a very high number…), the stocks are yours without restriction and you can sell them at any...

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Updates: June 10-16

In lieu of a not so witty rambling update, I’m going to jump straight to the links this week. The Dividend Ninja tells us How to DRIP Husky Energy. As an owner of HSE, I actually wasn’t aware that they don’t allow DRIP directly through a broker. I haven’t noticed the notices that he speaks of, however I also don’t own enough shares to DRIP yet. In University, I took...

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Drip drip drip…

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It’s the sound of the Vancouver rainy season in full swing but also the sound of my first dividend purchase now being able to take care of itself.  Brian posted a while back about our current investments and mentioned that I bought some SunLife stock.  The stock is currently tanking (like everything else in this economy) so I took the opportunity to pick up some more shares and send in my dividend...

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