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Tue May 15

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RMarkic replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:31 PM

Re: History of Gander, Newfoundland

If you ever get a chance...take in the musical "Come from Away"
I rolled through Manhattan last fall and was fortunate to attended the show. It was a blast. Everyone in the audience had fun!

It is set in the week following [more]

Fri May 4

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:05 PM

Re: RESPs

I feel fortunate to have (a) had an RESP (most parents don't), (b) to have had that RESP during a time where the stock markets generally went up steeply.

AMEN to that brother!

I would add only that "we" here [more]

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 2:38 PM

Re: RESPs

Well congratulations to us all for having such wonderful and talented kids, in spite of us.

It's a good thing they all such patient and understanding mothers!

Rick

PS my father in law used to say "you get the [more]

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 8:25 AM

Re: RESPs

I'm not saying it should be liquidated, but it should perhaps not be a huge part of a short-term conservative portfolio.

I hear you on the real estate risk but I have also been waiting for and telling others about that impending [more]

Thu May 3

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 5:44 PM

Re: RESPs

I got skinned on POT also... I bailed at a loss in several accounts including my kids. One of my kids still has some... ouch! :-(

I thought about your RESP position and now exercise my perogative to change my mind. On sober second thought [more]

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 4:15 PM

Re: RESPs

Thanks Tim!

Third spawn, my son, graduating from Software Engineering Technology (computer programming to the rest of us) ;-)

Number 1 daughter Bio-Chem grad from University of Guelph, worked for a couple pharma companies and has [more]

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:34 PM

Re: RESPs

So, I have just finished that whole process, with the 3rd of our 3 children graduating now...

Just sharing what we/I did, I started the process way back with Baby Bonus cheques and Canada Saving Bonds (ha, ha, ha!), but moved into the RESP [more]

Sat Mar 17

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RMarkic replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 11:29 AM

Re: Selling Sun Life

Interesting...IMHO you have held thru all the down years following the great recession and while they cleaned out all the junk in the closet, and are in the best potential position they have been in for over a decade. Rising interest rates for their [more]

Mon Jan 15

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 7:29 AM

Re: It was the worst of times...

Based on the discussion here, I have been more tuned to this LTC cost issue, as it is still a large and potentially expensive hole in my retirement planning and execution.

I came across an article by retired actuarial Malcolm Hamilton in the [more]

Sun Jan 14

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 4:53 PM

Re: Reality Check

If I were to do it all again, with the benefit of experience...

I would buy 15 stocks at most, all from the Dividend Aristocrats/Champions with long history of dividend increases.

I would choose the stocks with historically strong [more]

Thu Jan 4

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 1:32 PM

Re: It was the worst of times...

Hi Tim,

The care my wife received during those dark days I would have to say was excellant, even in this socialist, single payer, wait your turn health system we have. ;-)

Actually I didn't explain something above, wife was an [more]

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 12:17 PM

Re: It was the worst of times...

Hi Paul, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your wife and foster child. I can’t imagine what it took to deal with that. Congrats on your new light and new view of life.

I have been married to the same wonderful women for [more]

Sat Dec 23

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 1:54 PM

Re: Embrace IPL's Decision To Go Big

I have also added several times/little bits over that last while. When price dropped after the plant construction commitment, I encouraged my 27 yr old daughter to add a some to her registered account, she actually she put in a bid on today. Lets see [more]

Sat Oct 7

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RMarkic replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:54 PM

Re: the stock indexes are on fire

Wow. Pretty much sounds like the story of my life. Though I question whether you can have "too many" conservative dividend-paying stocks.

... and mine.

Rick

Sun Sep 17

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RMarkic replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 5:52 PM

Re: Watching your (adult) kids invest

As each of my 3 kids reached 18 years or age, or there abouts...I opened a Share Owner Account in their name, that I have trading authourity over. In that account(s) I seeded $5000.00 and then did a group buy kinda thing where certain stocks are [more]

Mon May 15

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 9:55 PM

Re: TDW

I use Scotia iTrade, for 9.99 per trade, for my equity trades and they also allow me to have both US and CDN in same account for non registered accounts, BUT I hear you on the currency exchange part.
So for the first time, last week, when I [more]

Fri May 12

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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 5:02 PM

Re: This is the 2nd longest

Warren Buffett
"Our stay-put behavior reflects our view that the stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient.­"
"We continue to make more money when snoring
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RMarkic replied to the Canada (General) board. 4:38 PM

Re: HCG & others

A strong bull market makes everyone very smart... really - are there any investment approaches that haven't worked well in the past 2 years?

Hey, wait a minute... I thought that was all me!

Oh, dividend growth investing [more]

Sun Mar 19

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RMarkic replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:06 PM

Re: Stay out of it Pres Obama

Linda Ronstadt recorded "Willin" on her "Heart Like A Wheel" album.

That song is awesome!

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RMarkic replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 7:06 AM

Re: Living Off My Div Portfolio 14 Years

The old saying: companies lie, bankers lie, brokers lie, lawyers lie, auditors lie, money managers lie, but DIVIDENDS DON'T LIE!

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