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Friday, August 20, 2021

Remember the date: August 27 is my birthday

I hope you are doing well. This is going to be my last post as  40 years old - I will talk to you again once I will be an old 41 - on August 27 - and once I will be back from my vacations :-) I am all in a mix-up situation where I want to visit my family in New Brunswick, but the COVID situation is still here. I am going anyway, but I am not totally feeling at ease with my decision and I am anxious. All I can say is that I am better going now because later on, things could get worst. This is not a fun time for me, but the idea of leaving Montreal for a few days is exciting. 

I am used to many backs and forth during a year between Montreal and X town in New Brunswick and I use to love it. But since COVID hit, the possibility of traveling had been taking away from me. Missing the last hunting season was what choked me the most. For this upcoming season, I hope I will be able to make it. I took again a few vacation days in October. As for Christmas, sincerely, I don't care so much as I really hate to travel during wintertime. For the past couple of months, there's no bus going from Rivière-du-Loup to X, which is another annoying thing. During winter, I wouldn't like my old folks to drive and pick me up there. Everything can become quickly difficult with COVID. The simple things are just not that simple anymore.

This morning, I was listening to BNN's The Open without really watching the TV screen and suddenly, I heard a familiar voice: it was Jean-François Tardif. You can listen to his interview right here.

Justin Trudeau is just not the man of the situation and he's going to break us. I felt quite insulted by his behavior. I never like Trudeau and now, I hate him more than ever before. What he's doing to us brave Canadians is so insulting. He didn't have to put federal elections on our back. On the other hand, knowing that Justin Trudeau is not handling things properly, maybe this is actually a good time for the elections. 

We are also having elections in Montreal, this one is a normal process, however, it's still terribly annoying. With the Montreal elections, I am totally lost. 

Today at BNN, Jean-François Tardif mentioned a stock that I own inside my RRSP portfolio: Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B). QBR.B is down for a reason or another. However, I had been doing well on that stock and it's been from my RRSP portfolio for many years now.

I am watching the TSX from time to time, but I had been busy. With work and at other things. I wanted to clean my computer files and pictures for a really long time and I finally did. And I also wanted to have a backup for my documents, all of my pictures, and videos. After cleaning the mess, I proceed with two back up on two portable storage. One of them I plan to leave in New Brunswick, and I will have the other one with me. I also had many many old diskettes. Many of them are about 20 years old, and a bit less. I was checking on those diskettes and transferring the stuff from the diskettes to my laptop but at a point, a diskette got stuck in the diskette drive and it broke my diskette drive. That diskette drive was really old. Fortunately, they still sell diskette drives. I plan to order one from Amazon once I will be back from my vacation so I can continue the process. It's quite a big job. 

It's crazy the number of things I can accumulate. However, I am doing better with age, be assured, and as I get older I am less and less of a sweet hoarder. For the pictures, I had so many of them, and many duplicates... I also clean my laptop from personal papers. You never know what can happen. Our modern-day being what it is, it's better to remove from your laptop any taxes or any kind of documents that contain personal information.

And that being my good advice of the day.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Welcome in my TFSA portfolio PFB Corporation (PFB)!

Finally! Yesterday, I invested in PFB Corporation (PFB) inside my TFSA portfolio two days ago. I still have at my disposal over $13,000 left in TFSA contribution room left. I had some cash left inside my TFSA account which help to cover about the third of the investment value. For the amount that was missing, I took the money from my margin account and got it transferred over my TFSA. I am getting paid this week so I should be able to cover this quite quickly. This investment in PFB Corporation (PFB) is probably my last investment before I hit 41 years old.

Two days ago, my non-registered portfolio closed the session at $132,877.37, my TFSA portfolio at $127,366.01 and my RRSP portfolio - stocks only - at $61,514.89. My margin debt is currently at $46,736.13. I estimate my net worth to be in the fabulous $325,000. I am enjoying the good results as it last. In somewhat 15 years of investment, the road haven't been easy. However, I was able to jump from a 10k net worth to $325,000 in 15 years, by only investing small amounts after small amounts. I like to think that my blog is the best illustration of how easy it can be to build financial help, one investment at the time, on the TSX. The TSX is simply the place to be.

With my newest investment in PFB Corporation (PFB), my annual dividend income is now getting closer to the $9,800. I didn't invest in PFB for its dividend, but fact that its playing a little dividend is helping to build my dividend income.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Welcoming my highest net worth EVER - on date of August 6, 2021: $322,871.23

I hope you are enjoying the summer because I know I do for sure, in respect of the sanitary measures of course. I am fully vaccinated since something mid-July now, I got my two doses of Pfizer, no secondary effects whatsoever following the second dose if not my arm that hurt a little, but it didn't last too long. It hurt me more the first time than the second time. I strongly suggest that you get your COVID vaccine if you didn't get it yet. Act now before it's too late. Getting vaccinated should be your top priority. If you read this blog, get vaccinated. It's an order.

Other than for work, I am not spending much time in front of my laptop these days. I look at the TSX every day - several times during the day just to check if everything is ok, and guess what: it is! I am just enjoying the nice summer weather and at the same time, I am enjoying watching my different investment portfolios going crazy rocket high like I never need before.

It simply pays off to be a lazy girl like I am - not to say a lazy bitch lol - on the TSX these days. It actually really pay off and I couldn't be happier. I am calling myself "lazy" - as for bitch, that's another subject, but in terms of laziness, I am definitively a super lazy investor these days. Proof if, I had been talking about PFB Corporation (PFB) over and over again. I am literally obsessed with that stock. Recently, that baby jump in the $26 per stock: and I was like: oh noooo I miss the boat! Because I didn't invest in PFB yet. Luckily, the price per share went down, and currently, PFB Corporation (PFB) is in a good place, at $21.10 per share. Usually speaking, PFB share value is steady, and I like that. It will all depend on how my day goes tomorrow, but I am pretty sure I am going to invest in PFB Corporation (PFB). It's about time, like we could say... It's not going to be a huge investment, but it's probably the last investment that I will make as a 40 years old. Sniff sniff... I am getting older and I have white hairs (just a few ones for now, but still, it's scandalous !!!).

I guess you may have noticed my portfolio update this past Friday. This past Friday, I registered a net worth of $322,871.23, which is now my highest net worth ever. I won't update my portfolio this evening, but I am pretty sure that today, my net worth climb hire because on this beautiful but hot day in Montreal, my non-registered portfolio closed today session at $131,913.30, my US portfolio at $4,292.00 US, my TFSA portfolio at $126,037.54 and my RRSP portfolio - stocks only - at $61,616.06. I can say for sure that my net worth is probably in the $324,350 right now. I was hoping to have a $320,000 for my birthday - which is on August 27. But guess what, I may be able to get on a $325,000 or why not a $330,000 by that special date. Don't be surprised if you don't hear anything from me this year on August 27 because I will be away on vacation. I will be visiting my family for the first time in many many months. Just don't expect the usual ITS MY BIRTHDAY post because there probably won't be any this year. I am turning 41 in case you didn't know by now, and August 27 is my birthday, really important and must be remembered :-)

41 or not, you'll still get portfolio updates and posts. Nothing is changing.

I am just happy that I didn't spend much money to celebrate my first $300,000 net worth because now I can go blow some of that money in New Brunswick. It's going to be FUN.

I have to go shopping.

Friday, August 6, 2021

My investment portfolio on date of August 6, 2021

Cold cash: $5,662.12

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $CAN
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
Methanex Corporation (MX)
Fortis Inc. (FTS)
Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PPL)
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index (XRE)
New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI)
TMX Group Inc. (X)
K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL)
TransCanada Corp (TRP)
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR)
Enbridge Inc. (ENB)
Emera Inc. (EMA)
Saputo Inc. (SAP)
Loblaw Companies (L)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
WSP Global Inc. (WSP)
George Weston Limited (WN)
Power Corporation of Canada Subordinate Voting Shares (POW)
TOTAL: $131,271.11

Stocks and Units investment portfolio $US:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)
General Mills Inc. (GIS)
TOTAL: $4,245.68 USD: $5,290.97 CAN
Tax-free savings account (TFSA):
Dumont Nickel Inc. (DNI)
CT Real Estate Investment Trust (CRT.UN)
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR)
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF)
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP.UN)
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (BEP.UN)
Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
Boyd Group Services Inc. (BYD)
Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAR.UN)
Data Communications Mgmt (DCM)
Morneau Shepell Inc. (MSI)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH)
BCE Inc. (BCE)
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
Calian Group Ltd. (CGY)
Canadian Utilities Limited (CU)
WSP Global Inc. (WSP)
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust (GRT.UN)
Cargojet Inc. (CJT)
Nutrien Ltd. (NTR)
TFI International Inc. (TFII)
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (CM)
SIR Royalty Income Fund (SRV.UN)
Aecon Group Inc. (ARE)
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A Limited Voting Shares (BAM.A)
Metro Inc. (MRU)
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ATD.A)
Fortis Inc. (FTS)
CGI Inc. (GIB.A)
TMX Group Limited (X)
Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BIPC)
Brookfield Renewable Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BEPC)
Suncor Energy Inc. (SU)
Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B)
Telus Corp (T)
JFT Strategies Fund Class A Units (JFS.UN)
Bitcoin Fund The Class A units (QBTC)
Purpose Bitcoin ETF CAD ETF non-currency hedged units (BTCC.B)
3iQ CoinShares Ether ETF (ETHQ)
Tilray Inc (TLRY)
TOTAL: $125,507.70

RSP investment portfolio: 
Emera Incorporated (EMA)
Ovintiv Inc. (OVV)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
Telus Corp (T)
Royal Bank of Canada (RY)
Savaria Corporation (SIS)
Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI)
Park Lawn Corporation (PLC)
Richards Packaging Income Fund (RPI.UN)
Toromont Industries Ltd (TIH)
CAE Inc. (CAE)
CGI Group Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (GIB.A)
Boralex Inc. Class A Shares (BLX)
Quebecor Inc. (QBR.B)
Logistec Corporation Class B Subordinate Voting Shares (LGT.B)
Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (BEP.UN)
Leon's Furniture Limited (LNF)
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)
Brookfield Renewable Corporation Class A Exchangeable Subordinate Voting Shares (BEPC)
Cascades Inc. (CAS)
JFT Strategies Fund Class A Units (JFS.UN)
Total: $61,350.08

CIBC Dividend Growth Fund + CIBC Emerging Markets Index Fund + CIBC Monthly Income Fund: $3,511.55 $

Energy and Base Metals Term Savings (Indexed term savings): $577.30

Natural Resources Term Savings (Indexed term savings): $502.45

NBI Income Fund: $1,395.82

Manulife Fidelity NorthStar GIF CAP
Manulife Simplicity Growth Portfolio 
Maritime Life CI Harbour Seg Fund
Maritime Life Fidelity True North Seg Fund
Manulife GIF MLIA B World Invest
Total: $8,738.84

Other various: $24,261.75

TOTAL: $100,337.79

Social Capital at Desjardins Membership share: $35
Online money: $63.10
Savings + Stocks, units, mutual funds + Tax-free Savings account + RRSP:
On the date of August 6, 2021

My debt situation on date of August 6, 2021

Margin account debt: $45,296.56 @ 4%

Annual interest: $1,811.86

On the date of August 6, 2021

**For a complete update regarding my debt, click on the label "Debt situation" located at the right column of this blog.


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