2013-04-19, 08:30 AM
I am a lover of simplicity, holding only a few investments at a time, just enough to give a reasonable amount of diversification without it becoming di-worse-ification.
2013-05-04, 07:30 PM
New to Forums
Hi y'all. Thought I would introduce myself. I am not new to MDJ as I have been reading / learning as much as I can from the blog for a few years, however I am new to the forums. I didn't see the forum link button for years. Sheesh!
I have been investing since the early 90's. I have only recently decided to drop my longtime MF advisor and look into ETFs. I have been reading (lurking) as many posts as I can trying to learn as much as I can. I still have some reservations about going it alone as a DIY investor. I think it's not my lack of knowledge, but I have been under someone elses direction for so long that I need the confidence to go it alone. I just finished the book Count On Yourself by Griffiths. I am sick at all the money I have been losing to MERs, management fees, trailer fees etc for all these years.
I am 46 years old and have 12 years left until retirement. I have a DP that will pay me 50% at 58 years old. My RRSP and TFSA maxed out and also a non-registered account. I am looking into ETFs and dividend paying stocks.
I hope to learn more and ask the occasional question. Thanks.
2013-05-13, 02:25 PM
I think I posted and disappeared a little while ago. Apologies for that.
I'm 31 years old. I'm a recent MBA grad (finance focus) at my first post grad job. I'm working in the agricultural industry as a project coordinator. Not the dream job but hopefully that will come I'm certain of it. I've done a variety of things in my past (web developer, training material author, grunt work, landscaper, the lists goes on) all of which have taught me many things.
At the moment I have no money to invest (just student debt to cry about) but hopefully with the wisdom of present company I'll be able to make better decisions as I go forward.
I'm very impressed by both the knowledge and the humility of the posts here and I'm inspired to be not just a better manger of my money but also a better person.
Best regards and see you in the forums!