Understanding the Gold Market

Even if gold doesn’t provide cash flow, which is what we normally look for in an investment, there are tens of thousands of people around the world who regularly invest in gold. And, it never hurts to learn more about some strategies behind other types of investments and what moves the gold market. After all, there are gold producers and mining companies that provide dividends to their shareholders.

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What I Sold To Pay Off My Mortgage

As a follow up to my article on paying off my mortgage, I promised to post which stocks I sold, when I sold them, and what the price was if readers showed any interest in that information. I received a few e-mails requesting those details so, as promised, here is the data: February 29, 2012 Sales: TransCanada Pipeline – $43.02 Sun Life Financial – $$21.70 Proctor and Gamble (USD) – $67.70

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Paid Off Mortgage – Now What?

A comment from a reader, Joe, on the recent article outlining why I paid off my mortgage  has prompted me to complete this follow up article on what happens next! How Does It Feel? In Joe’s comment, he offered up that I had missed a reason to pay off my mortgage and that is the peace of mind that it offers. While he is correct that it does offer peace

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Why I Paid Off My Mortgage Early

As some of you might know, I have had a frequent battle with myself about whether or not to pay off my mortgage early. Because I was paying just 2.5% on the mortgage proceeds, it was a very difficult decision to sell off some of my equity holdings and liquidate some of my savings to pay the mortgage out completely. At the beginning of March 2012, I started selling off some stocks and

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