A glossary of terms explored in On The Origin of Investing, a series on saving and investing for retirement.
Now that you have funded your investment accounts with hard earned savings (and plan to keep funding it with ongoing savings, right?!), it’s time to decide how you want to deploy that money to beat inflation.
Today, we will talk about where to put your money when you decide it is time to start saving for retirement. This will be from a uniquely Canadian perspective, as we discuss the various accounts available only in Canada. Some principles, however, are universal.
Now that we understand the basics, I’d like to take a moment to explore more about how we invest, from a psychological standpoint. Before you put your money in the ring, you need to have a better understanding of who you are as an investor.
The environment we are investing in is not your community. It is not your current circumstances. It is not even the economy. The environment we are investing in is the whole world, and everything that happens within it has an impact on what happens to the dollars we deploy.
Welcome to the first instalment of On the Origin of Investing, a 5-part series on what I’ve learned about saving for retirement effectively (hint: investing is involved). Yesterday, I told you that I am not promising to make you the next Wolf of Wall Street or our generation’s Warren Buffett. What I’m promising is to giveContinue reading “OtOoI Ch. 1: Why You Should Invest”
It’s been nearly two years since I wrote something for my blog. This makes me a bad blogger, but I suppose it has come at the expense of being a better person. Over the past two years, I’ve done a lot. For those of you who have enjoyed my writing, my time spent NOT bloggingContinue reading “Intro: On the Origin of Investing, Or What I Learned about Money, Investing and Saving for Retirement”
My apologies for the long delay in posting this, but, better late than never, I suppose. Some of the details may be a little foggy, as a result. Our trip from Munich to Heidelberg was rather uneventful, though it was delayed by approximately half an hour (so much for German punctuality). The end result wasContinue reading “Days 25, 26, 27 – Heidelberg Hide-Aways”
It seems that we have been dogged by rain every day since leaving Italy. After nearly 20 hot days in Italy, I would be lying if I said I was not looking forward to a hopefully cooler Germany. Unfortunately, so far, we’ve experienced mostly cool temperatures (maybe I’m picky?) and a good amount of atmosphericContinue reading “Days 21, 22, 23, 24 – Much in Muenchen”
I should start by saying that until only a few weeks before we left, Cara and I had no intention of stopping in Austria. It was a side note on our journey from Italy to Germany. A beautiful side-note, I suppose, but I was more than happy to simply enjoy the scenery as our trainContinue reading “Day 20 – Insights (and Outsights) in Innsbruck”