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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Our early retirement plan

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For Brian and I, the big motivator for working hard, paying off our debts and savings gobs of money is the allure of early retirement. Who wants to work forever? I’d rather take advantage of free haircuts, cheap homecooked meals, and even free tax software and put my money to better uses. Sure, there are people who apparently love their jobs so much that they never want to stop, but for us, we...

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Financial Goals: 2012

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Keeping track of your goals gives you a concrete marker to aim for each year. It’s important to do this for yourself, but publishing them here keeps us honest! CF’s goals may change dramatically depending on her employment situation at the end of her degree in April.   CF’s Goals Emergency Fund: $2000 Net Worth: $0 Add $1000 to TFSA. Increase RRSP contribution to at least $100...

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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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