2012-10-23, 03:15 PM
This is my first post here, although I have been lurking for a while. I am 37 years old and work as a welder in Ontario. Currently, my investments consist of a property I own, (a vacant lot in the sticks) and the house I just bought with my wife. I am here to learn from and enjoy the community. In the future I hope to start investing in the stock market, and build something towards our retirement. I have much to learn about all of the topics here and look forward to meeting you all.
PS My wife may also post here under this identity on occasion, incase I don't seem like myself; I might not be!
2012-10-26, 08:38 AM
This one worked.
2012-11-14, 09:44 AM
Greetings from new member - Davage
This morning on the news, I've been hearing repetitive news stories about Canadian Personal Debt levels and how high they are. That prompted me to do a google search for Canadian Financial Forums and this forum popped up on the top of the list.
I am a firm believer in the teachings of US talk radio host Dave Ramsey. For those who haven't heard of Dave, he has a daily talk show (Monday to Friday) that focusses on debt reduction (elimination), and personal fiscal responsibility. I believe that it is important to have a rainy day emergency fund, and I also believe that it is important to save money long term.
I look forward to doing a lot of reading on this forum and participating where I can.
Thank You for hosting this forum.
2012-11-15, 12:19 PM
I quickly wanted to introduce myself. I used to post on the forum at canadianbusiness (previously moneysense) but it got ruined by spammers.
I'm a small investor and most of my interest is for personal and family investment (almost 100% of it in Canada). I'm also an independent bond fund manager, and provide investment research consulting. I don't work for any bank or investment house. My claim to fame: keeping my clients far away from asset backed securities and Fannie Mae bonds back in 2007, as my analysis showed that Fannie Mae would collapse.
I specialize in risk, and some people would say I'm ultra-conservative. My personal opinion though is that there's far more hidden danger in the markets and investment vehicles than is commonly known, so I don't think I'm being "conservative" -- just prudent.
Cheers, and looking forward to many discussions here!
2012-11-20, 02:41 PM
I was looking for a Canadian finance & investing community and this place seemed good. I'm a young investor, 21 years old, but have been following the markets for a few years, and have already built up a decent portfolio. I look forward to making this site a regular visit and learning new things from other members on this board!
2012-11-21, 09:51 PM
I want to introduce myself, I'm a long time lurker and I found a lot of great tips and opinions in saving money and investments. I'm currently in university for finance and thought I could pick up many things to help my finances and continue building my portfolio. Hopefully I can contribute and take in a lot while I myself carry on my studies.
2012-12-22, 01:01 PM
I better do a quick intro here. I'm a 24 year old Ag Pilot from Ontario. Currently I'm debt free. In short term I'm looking at a mortgage and renting out a few rooms. I am also just starting to learn and invest in the market. I'm now getting into a happy financial situation and looking for better ways to control my money. I will probably fire up a money diary on this forum and see if I can get some feedback and direction!
2012-12-25, 11:09 AM
Greetings from one pilot to another! You'll find this forum is a good resource for Canadian investors with plenty of witty and intelligent people on here offering their wisdom. In the last 18 months since I've decided to educate myself and gain financial freedom I have learned that there is plenty to immerse yourself in if you're really interested in markets and global economy. I can offer some good book titles if interested although I'm sure there are threads already on this topic.
Originally Posted by Ag Driver
Good luck in your endeavors.
2012-12-26, 04:03 PM
Thanks A320! I've been lurking for a little while now and this does seem like an active and informative place with relevant Canadian content. I look forward to the insight and how to avoid poor-pilot-syndrome.
2013-01-06, 09:58 PM
Hello everyone. New to money, housing, wills, planning, stocks. Its all new to me an my woman.
Its very exciting, lots of stress come along with money, buts its been 1 year so far and 2 months since receiving old money.
Thanks for all the help, an looking forward to asking questions an learning lots more.