Before getting married in 2013, my wife and I moved to a house in Gatineau Quebec from our separate condos in 2012. I enjoy life on "the other side of the Ottawa River", even if the higher personal income taxes are a hard pill to swallow each April. Although I am not fluently bilingual, my French is improving and I am able to communicate in both of Canada's official languages.
Currently, I work as a credit analyst, but have been an accountant, auditor, and consultant in various past lives. Along my career path, I acquired the Certified Management Accountant (now CPA, CMA) and Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") professional designations. The experience I gained as an accountant, and my work in the pursuit of my CFA charter helps me analyze companies for potential investment.
When I am not chasing after my kids, I enjoy reading, running, and playing ultimate frisbee. My favorite authors include Michael Connelly, Douglas Coupland, John Sanford, and Barry Eisler. I also read numerous blogs and personal finance books in an attempt to improve my investment results. I have slowly became less competitive in my athletic pursuits, now content to train and play sports simply to stay in shape.
Writing has long been a creative outlet for me. My goal of maintaining this blog is to document my journey to financial independence using a dividend growth investing. I find it extremely helpful to go back and look at my decision making process before buying and selling, as a way to monitor myself and hold myself accountable. Although this blog started off being directed more internally than externally, I slowly started to orient my posts to an external audience during the summer of 2015.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or message me. Although I have chosen not to post pictures of myself all over the site, I am always happy to meet a like-minded investor or individual with opposing views.