GOOD BYE WINTER!

 

Life in general

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MrsSLM chilling on the back porch with the puppy.

The world around us is defrosting, the sun is shining, green things are starting to bud all around. This is a great time to be in Montreal. This winter wasn’t an especially cold one (not like last year), but any winter in La Belle Province is still pretty hardcore, days of -30 (F or C, doesn’t matter at this point), mountains of snow and ice, with short days and long nights. Not sorry to see you go! Now we get to look forward to all the crazy awesome things that spring and summer in Montreal bring, which means the community pools start to open up, the foliage comes to life again, the festivals all start revving up, and it all starts with lobster season!

One of our upstairs tenants moved out a bit early this year, since almost everyone in Quebec moves on “Moving Day” which is July 1. No idea who decided it was a smart idea for everyone to simultaneously move on the same day, clogging the streets with moving vans all day, and the streets with garbage and throwaway furniture for weeks afterwards. Fun to watch the chaos though. anyway, we’ll try our hand at some minor reno’s on their unit, and then put it up for rent soon enough.

 

Website

We started this website and I spent (probably way too much) time fiddling around with css and javascript, attempting to make pretty graphs for the Income and Portfolio pages. Haven’t totally settled on a theme yet, but this one seems to be working out for the time being. MrsSLM actually managed to write a few posts, rather than just wasting her time fiddling with javascript api’s.

 

Finances

On the purchase side of things,

 

Symbol Purchase
NYSEARCA:HDV 111
TSE:ENF 100
TSE:BMO 50

 

On the dividend side of things, it was pretty solid too. Although it was the first month to break our “constantly gaining” streak, still can’t complain 🙂

Symbol Income
TSE:HR.UN $31.50
TSE:REI.UN $39.36
TSE:AP.UN $21.25
TSE:SRU.UN $23.38
TSE:CSH.UN $18.73
TSE:CAR.UN $19.32
TSE:CDZ $76.13
TSE:BNS $104.40
TSE:BCE $102.38
TSE:IPL $53.30
Total $612.95

 

On to May!

Financial Update – April 2016

8 thoughts on “Financial Update – April 2016

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm
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    Congrats on all that income, that’s a really nice amount – you could live extremely basic lives for that..if you want to be a hobo.

    I love Spring too, it’s my favourite season because everything is getting better, improving and plants are blooming.

    Tristan

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    • May 6, 2016 at 1:46 am
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      Hahaha that’s why we’re not retired just yet 🙂 Living like a hobo sounds… unappealing.

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      • May 15, 2016 at 11:41 am
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        Lol – Are you sure? You would get to meet a huge amount of people..live in the great outdoors.

        Tristan

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        • May 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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          hahahhaha

          I think Canada’s climate is a bit more unforgiving, although summers would be great!

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  • May 6, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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    Look at you with your dividends. Not to mention your super-high quality dividend growers and ETFs. You are all set! Amazing job! I got some catch up to do 🙂

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    • May 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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      Thanks! I checked out your net worth update and it looks like you’re rocketing up yourself!

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  • May 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm
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    Very awesome dividend income that you received for April. We share many similar companies in our portfolio. Keep up the great work.

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    • May 13, 2016 at 1:24 am
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      Thanks, much appreciated Tawcan! I think there’s a lot I can learn from your portfolio!

      Reply

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