Finding Your Findependence

About Jonathan Chevreau

Jonathan Chevreau, one of Canada’s most prolific financial authors, is the incoming editor of MoneySense magazine, and a former personal finance columnist with the Financial Post for 19 years. He’s authored several mutual fund guides, two books on the stock market and wealth management, the financial novel Findependence Day, and most recently the National Post e-book, The Best of Jonathan Chevreau.

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Launching your millennial and delaying the empty nest

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For many baby boomers, empty nest syndrome is a necessary prelude to full retirement. MORE

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“Rightsizing” for retirement: how to live smaller but better

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Rightsizing for retirement is all about the basics of establishing financial independence that we’ve tackled on this site before. MORE

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Pensions: transitioning from an employer with a DB plan to one with a DC plan

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

Much of the debate over the proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) into a “Big CPP” is based on the desire to give ordinary Canadians the equivalent of the solid defined benefit (DB)pensions that many employers are trying to eliminate. MORE

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Investing and the belief-behaviour contradiction

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To succeed at anything in life, you need some bedrock principles on which to act. To be a successful investor, you need a sound belief system, which includes the principle that wealth creation revolves either directly or indirectly around business ownership.
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Optimistic investing: be positive but avoid potential pitfalls

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By its very nature, long-term investing requires a leap of faith and a generally optimistic outlook on life. The investor believes first that there will be a future that will include him or her and second that the capital accumulated at a younger stage of life will have more value than if it had been spent as soon as it was earned. MORE

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