• Budgeting is Even More Fun!

    January 17, 2012|By David Lester

    When we think of budgets we normally think of the boring things like gas, groceries, and electricity bills.  The way for people to stay on their budgets is with a budget “carrot”.  If you use a goal or “carrot” to keep you on track you’ll achieve more of your financial goals.  It works on donkeys […]

  • DCL Capital Option Income Portfolio!

    January 16, 2012|By David Lester

      Hey everyone, here is the press release for the launch of the DCL Capital Option Income Portfolio.  People always ask me where they can find a manager to manage money how I write about in my book.  Now you can! I’ll write about budgeting for big items later in the week so stay tuned, […]

  • Budgeting is Fun!

    January 11, 2012|By David Lester

    Hey everyone! Now that we have all the trees and lights down the next biggest priority is being a super star with your money.  Everyone should have a new year resolution where this year they’ll be awesome with their bling.  My next few blogs are going to take you through the process of being a […]

  • I Heart Press!

    January 5, 2012|By David Lester

    Hi everyone and Happy New Year!  This January I’m going to walk people through my process of budgeting and how you need to get excited about what you are saving for in order to be good at it.  Keep checking back while I use myself as an example of how to budget. My strategy that […]

  • Selling Options In This Market!

    December 27, 2011|By David Lester

    Hi everyone and Merry Christmas!  Here is another article from Barrons’ that discusses selling options as a way to increase your portfolio return in these trying times.  Enjoy and I hope all of my readers a Happy New Year! Have a great week, Dave A Holiday Gift for Traders By STEVEN M. SEARS By using […]

  • Holiday Shop Like A Pro!

    December 14, 2011|By David Lester

    Back by popular demand, here are my shopping tips!  I’m very serious when I shop for the holiday.  I don’t just buy things willy nilly or on a whim.  I shop to win.  Nothing drives me crazier than to buy something and then see that I didn’t get the best deal.  I’ve listed my shopping […]

  • Use Options To Increase Your Returns!

    December 7, 2011|By David Lester

    Even though we’ve had a great run last week, I believe the long term haul will be very volatile and the indexes will go sideways to down.  Everyone should be using an option strategy or an ETF with an option strategy with dividends to create income.  We might as well get paid to wait for […]

  • New BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF (ZWU)

    November 29, 2011|By David Lester

    New BMO Covered Call Utilities ETF (ZWU) I don’t know how this one slipped under my radar but BMO launched a new covered call ETF on one of my favourite sectors – utilities.  If you are a regular to my blog you know that I believe that the only way to make money in this […]

  • An Old Money Apartment For A Financial Coach (Globe and Mail)

    November 22, 2011|By David Lester

    An old money apartment for a financial coach By Deirdre Kelly From Saturday’s Globe and Mail Take a peek into David Lester’s favourite room his 136-year-old living room Financial coach and author David Lester moved this past summer into an apartment in a converted 1875 mansion in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood. He had just returned from […]

  • What should I put in my TFSA?

    November 16, 2011|By David Lester

    I always get the question from people at my speaking events “what should I put in my TFSA?”.  I’ve decided to write about that today and what I do.  Because I’m a dividend and options guy I’d make a portfolio of covered call ETFS. GICs won’t give you a proper return to beat inflation and […]

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