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  • 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 […]

  • I Heart Kiva.org!

    November 13, 2011|By David Lester

    Part of making and loving money is to give a little back to our community.  We all profit because of each other and any money that I make due to our global community I give some back.  My favourite place to give back that I believe makes a HUGE difference is Kiva.org. Kiva is a […]

  • Budgeting for Actors

    October 26, 2011|By David Lester

    When I do my book signings at Chapter and Indigo stores, I always get actors, musicians and other non salaried artists coming up and asking how do they budget?  All the tips on budgeting are based on people who get paid on a regular schedule.  But if you’re an actor, musician, etc. you’ll get a […]

  • Reduce Risk and Increase the Love to Your Portfolio!

    October 11, 2011|By David Lester

    Reduce Risk and Increase the Love to Your Portfolio We’re having some crazy days on the market for the last six months or so and it looks like we’re entering a time of slower economic growth. This new economic cycle will be a time of volatility and fewer company profits which equals less stock price […]

  • Save TONS in Mortgage Interest!

    September 27, 2011|By David Lester

    How to save TONS in Mortgage Interest! When I was a banker we had this tool to show you how much you’d pay in interest over the amortization.  When you look at the bottom of the chart I always liked to point out that you basically pay the same amount in interest as you took […]

  • My Kids’ RESP or My RRSP – Which to Choose?

    September 15, 2011|By David Lester

    My kids’ RESP or my RRSP – which to choose? The kiddies are all back to school again.  We made sure that they all had new outfits for the first day of school, backpacks that fit all their do dads and the coolest cahiers and pens to capture their little genius.  But what about RESPs […]

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