Personal Highlights for May:

  • The Winnipeg Jets had a great run, but unfortunately it came to an end a little early.  The only positive I can take from them not making the final, is it will probably end up saving me about $2000 in tickets/beer.
  • I sprained by back about 2 weeks ago, and have basically been hobbling around for half the month.  I went to the doctor yesterday, and am currently on 3 different prescriptions…and will get an xray next week if it’s not better…fun times.
  • Got a speeding ticket – which cost me $220. It was after a massage, on the way to pick up the kids from daycare – on a route I NEVER take, but used my GPS to figure out the best way to get there – and of course, there was a school zone which I must have missed (as I was rushing to get the kids).
  • The last couple of weeks have been pretty rough at home.  Aside from me throwing out my back, Amber & Holland have been sick and Isaac has a crazy diaper rash…not fun to say the least. Finally after 2 weeks, things seem to be getting better on all fronts (except my back).
  • Got a quote and hired a guy to replace the eaves-troughs  at the cabin ($700)
  • Started a new feature on the blog – called “Better know a blogger” where I interview some of my favorite financial bloggers. You can view all of the interviews on my blogroll page.
  • Had the highest ever traffic to the blog this month.  A lot of traffic came from who featured a link to my bar 🙂
  • Had my first decent yard sale find of the season ($5.00) see below:Frugal Investing Blog yard sale winnipeg

Financial Highlights for May:

  • Amber got her first 2 pay cheques since going back to work 🙂
  • Continued bi weekly payments into RRSPs & Spousal RSP.
  • Received 3 dividend increases (Algonquin Power, Power Corp & Western Forest)
  • Pretty slow month as far as dividends/distributions go, but expecting a big boost next month when XAW pays it’s semi annual distribution.
  • Even with no new stock purchases, dripped 19 new shares/units.  I was paid from 5 companies and 1 fund in May.
  • With the added DRIP’s my forward annual income cracked $6,000.00

Passive Income Update For May 2018.


Diversified Royalty: $9.21 (dripped 2 shares)

Artis Reit: $50.94 (dripped 3 shares)

Interrent Reit: $2.32

Plaza Reit: $26.20 (dripped 6 shares)

Chorus Aviation: $10.96 (dripped 1 share)

TFSA’s Total: $99.63


Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $218.89 (dripped 7.4 shares)

Total Passive Income May 2018:  $318.52


Portfolio Update:
My portfolio hit an all time high this month, as it currently sits at $308,820.03! My portfolio increased by 1.54% month over month. Dividends grew by a whopping $1.61 vs last May(0.5%).

Current Watch List:

Andrew Peller: ADW

Nexus Reit NXR.UN

InterRent Reit: IIP

Northview Apartment Reit: NVU

Caledonia Mining: CAL

Added a new name to my watchlist this month (Nexus Reit).  I previously owned Edgefront Reit which was merged to create Nexus.  I am still very interested in adding to my position in IIP as well.

Make sure to check back this week as I will be adding more interviews with some of my favourite financial bloggers.

Thanks for reading, and good luck in June!