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.


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


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!