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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music. Within personal finance, specific interests include retirement planning, taxes, investing, self-employment.

I founded the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, and continued as a moderator for 4 years. I resigned my role effective October, 2013 in order to focus more on my family and business.

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comment Where can I find a good online fundamental data provider for Hong Kong stocks?
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comment What publicly available software do professional stock traders use for stock analysis?
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revised Add > 5,500 (excess contribution) to Roth IRA for temporary investment?
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revised Where can one graph portfolio performance over time?
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comment Portfolio theory and the business cycle: Determining ideal allocation to stocks?
The down voting on this doesn't make sense to me. I like it.
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revised Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) calculation involving Capital Gains and Unused Capital Losses?
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comment Taxes on someone else paying my mortgage
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revised How a company in India can misuse my PAN number and its scanned copy that I provided as an interview candidate?
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comment Investing for Dividend Income with Canadian TFSA
@CanadianLuke What do you mean by "give my TFSA bank details to the transfer agent"? If you mean to invest in individual dividend stocks via each corporation's dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP), such stocks aren't held inside of a TFSA, but rather directly in your name, and the income would be taxable. Generally, when you buy stocks within a self-directed TFSA, your broker holds them for you, in street name. As such, you wouldn't be participating directly in a corporation's DRIP. Any TFSA "DRIP" would likely be a synthetic one.
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comment Investing for Dividend Income with Canadian TFSA
What kind of stocks do you intend to hold in the TFSA? Canadian stocks only, or, say, U.S. stocks, too? You need to know that dividend income from outside of Canada won't get the same tax treatment. Other jurisdictions may deduct withholding taxes from your dividend income.
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revised What is the best retirement strategy for an Indian?
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revised What does it mean to be a “high fee” or “low fee” 401k?
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revised When should you use an actively managed mutual fund in a 401k?
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revised Can I transfer HSA into my spouse's account?
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