Some Big News Pending…

I just realised this is my first post in a month.  I’ve been pretty sick for going on 2 weeks now, and my head is just finally starting to become a bit more clear.  Now on to the news…

We have officially accepted an offer on our cottage (pending financing gets approved).  This is of course a little bittersweet, as we truly love going out there, and have enjoyed it tremendously over the past 6+ years.  That said, we bought the place before we had kids, and the size/layout just aren’t ideal anymore with two little ones running around all over the place.

We still aren’t sure if/when we will get another place – but I’d be lying if I wasn’t a little excited to get some fresh capital to inject into the markets.  Last month I did a summer stock screen (I’ll do one more this month, and then really dig into a few of the companies).  In case you missed the last screen, the companies at the top of the list were:

  1. Exco Technologies
  2. Equitable Group INC
  3. Canadian Tire Corp
  4. Richelieu Hardware Ltd
  5. CCL Industries
  6. Andrew Peller Ltd
  7. CAE Inc
  8. Enghouse Systems Limited
  9. Canadian Western Bank
  10. Dollarama
  11. Methanex Corp
  12. Alimentation Couche Tard
  13. TD Bank

Exco is already up 12% since I wrote the last article:(

Aside from pumping a little more into the TFSA(s), we are looking forward to using some of the proceeds to  do some minor renovations at home, put a little bit more into the kids education fund and perhaps get a weekend away somewhere.

So long cabin life….until we meet again.

Here are just a few of my favourite pics from the last couple years out there…
Cabin

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Isaac Dad Beach

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cabin pics holland winnipeg

I’ll be back next week with my August update!  Have a great long weekend!

July 2018 Dividend Update

Summer is half over, and it’s been a busy one for us….

Personal Highlights for July:

  • The kids have had a busy summer.  The new daycare is going great, they’ve had multiple outings to the zoo, strawberry picking, the beach and ice cream.
  • Cabin is listed for sale.  Looking forward to using some of the proceeds to top up TFSA’s and the rest doing some renovations around the house.
  • July was the 2nd highest traffic to the website ever
  • The World Cup was great, watched a lot of soccer, saw some great games, and now we can focus on Holland & Canada qualifying for the next one!
  • Harvested some of the garden. So far we’ve been able to use cucumbers, beets & dill.  The peas, beans and zucchini look like they are just about ready too!
  • Hosted a birthday party for the in-laws.  We had about 40 people over for a barbeque  & drinks.  It was the hottest day in 80 years, but a great time was had by all.
  • Isaac got his 2nd haircut.  See the before & after below:
    isaac haircut winnipeg

 

Financial Highlights for July:

  • Continued bi weekly payments into RRSPs & Spousal RSP.
  • Algonquin Power & Power Corp increased dividends this year, resulting in a big boost, and more drips!
  • Even with no new stock purchases, dripped 33 new shares/units.  I was paid from 7 companies and 1 funds in July
  • Cracked $500 in passive income for 3rd time in 2018.

Passive Income Update For July 2018.

TFSA’S:

Diversified Royalty: $9.29 (dripped 3 shares)

Artis Reit: $51.48 (dripped 3 shares)

Algonquin Power: $147.02 (dripped 12 new shares)

Interrent Reit: $2.32

Plaza Reit: $26.48 (dripped 6 shares)

Power Corp: $77.16 (dripped 2 new shares)

Chorus Aviation: $11.04 (dripped 1 share)

TFSA’s Total: $324.79

RRSP:

Canadian Equity Income Distribution: $220.39 (dripped 7.2 shares)

Total Passive Income July 2018:  $545.18

Portfolio Update:
For the third straight month, my portfolio hit an all time high. As of this moment the early retirement fund currently sits at $317,363.86!

My portfolio increased by $47,104.44 year over year(17.43%).

Dividends grew by a whopping $115.07 vs last July (26.7%).

Current Watch List:

Andrew Peller: ADW

Exco Technologies: XTC

InterRent Reit: IIP

 

Thanks for reading, and good luck in August!