Long-Term Investing

Our Top-5 Stocks and Holdings

Over the years of running various sites, and including our work here at Cashflows & Portfolios over the last few years, the founders (Mark and Joe) have received many requests to share what our portfolios looks like, why, how we’re investing and what companies we are thinking about buying more of over time as DIY self-directed investors. Well, to help…

Best Posts of 2023

Wow, another year almost into the history books! Where does the time go?? I don’t know about you, but both Joe and I are excited to see what 2024 brings…including market returns. 🙂 On that note, it seems hard to fathom how 2024 could be as good as 2023 has been to date. At the time of writing this post…

The Best ETFs in Canada for Building Wealth

New investors (or even established investors) may want to consider investing in broad market Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to build wealth. Thanks to some reader requests, we’ve updated this post for 2023 to highlight the best ETFs in Canada for building wealth. In fact, we’ve reviewed dozens upon dozens of low-cost ETFs so you don’t have to! Listed in the…

Do Any Personal Finance Rules Add Up?

Dealing with your finances can be very tricky, because it is so very personal. For today’s post, we thought we’d revisit some popular personal finance rules of thumb to see if any of them really add up. Popular personal finance rules Effective money management starts with watching where all your money goes and/or just staying out of prolonged debt. Simple…

How to Start Investing for Beginners

How to start investing can be challenging for many and there is seemingly so much information to know. It’s also a challenge to figure out who to trust – so many people want your money! How can you start investing? What accounts should you start investing with? Should you buy: funds/ETFs or individual stocks? Today’s post answers those questions and…

When Beat the TSX (BTSX) works and when it doesn’t!

In previous posts on our site, we highlighted the investing concepts behind Beat the TSX (BTSX) to juice your retirement income. In today’s updated post, we’ll highlight when the BTSX strategy works and when it doesn’t including so far in 2023! Along the way, we’ll remind you about our interview with an early retiree that not only follows this strategy…

Are You Making Some of These Common Portfolio Mistakes?

One problem that DIY investors can face is dealing with is the persistent urge to tinker with any portfolio. So, we wondered: Are you making some common portfolio mistakes? On that theme, common portfolio mistakes to avoid, we believe there is no perfect portfolio – just yours – which is why owning a reasonable portfolio is good enough. Bad things…

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