Mar 042015
 

The owner of the company showed up to the office one day in a fancy new sports car. One of his employees complimented him on the new vehicle. “Well,” replied the business owner, “if you set goals, show determination, work really hard and put in the long hours, I can get an even better one next year.” 😀

The moral of this short story is simple. If we want to drive nice cars we have to own companies. But not everyone is suitable to become an entrepreneur. Well thankfully the securities exchange commission requests any corporation with over 500 shareholders to become a publicly traded company. This means anyone can own a piece of the company and be entitled to its future profits and dividends. 🙂

Owners of companies in major stock markets around the world rejoiced as stocks gain in February. Dividend stocks have been particularly strong in South East Asia recently. The Indonesia stock market hit an all-time high. U.S. stock market indexes are up 5% month over month. Earlier this week the Nasdaq went over 5000 points for the first time in 15 years! This is why I’m heavily invested in stocks (company ownership) and don’t keep a lot of cash sitting in the bank. When the Canadian stock market gained 3% in February, my portfolio gained thousands of dollars!

*Side Income:

  • Part-Time Work = $700
  • Dividends = $500
*Discretionary Spending:
  • Fun = $200
  • Debt Interest = $1500

*Net Worth: (MoM)15-01-networth-update-jan

  • Assets: = $854,600 total (+7,300)
  • Cash = $4,000 (+800)
  • Stocks CDN =$90,900 (+2500)
  • Stocks US = $59,100 (+3000)
  • RRSP = $53,600 (+1000)
  • MICs = $15,000
  • Home = $259,000
  • Farms = $373,000
  • Debts: = $514,600 total (-2,100)
  • Mortgage = $195,000 (-400)
  • Farm Loans = $202,600 (-400)
  • Margin Loan CDN = $26,800
  • Margin Loan US = $25,800 (-500)
  • TD Line of Credit = $29,500  (-300)
  • CIBC Line of Credit = $10,000
  • HELOC = $18,200
  • RRSP Loans = $6,700 (-500)

*Total Net Worth = $340,000 (+$9,400 / +2.8%)
All numbers above are in $CDN. Conversion rate used: 1.00 CAD = 0.79 USD

“Over the last decade,” says automotive economist Dennis DesRosiers, “the luxury market for new vehicles has increased by about 50%” in Canada. And if we look at the chart of the Canadian stock market index (TSX Composite) over the same 10 year period, we’ll see that it has gained by about 50% as well. In 2005 the index was at 10,000 points. Today it’s around 15,000 points. So there we are; a direct correlation between business ownership and luxury car sales. 🙂 It wont be long before I can afford to buy a new sports car myself. 😀

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Finance Journey
03/04/2015 7:36 am

Congratulation Man!

$9400 increase in a month is amazing. It is more than 3 month day job salary for many of us. You are very close to 1 million dollar asserts value. Keep forward!!

My Road to Wealth and Freedom
03/04/2015 7:48 am

Great job on increasing the NW by nearly 10k. I think the February stock market performance helped us all get a little boost!

The Great Escape
03/04/2015 8:10 am

Holy Toledo! That’s a great month. This farm is really cranking up the numbers. Congrats Liquid!

Gen Y Finance Guy
03/04/2015 1:43 pm

Nice job making forward progress on both sides of the balance sheet 🙂

Cheers!

Tawcan
03/04/2015 3:54 pm

Very good looking numbers there Liquid.

Vivien
Vivien
03/04/2015 7:45 pm

u get up at 6AM to write all this?

Jason
Jason
03/05/2015 12:53 am

Haha – I love that little story! Certainly the case with the partnership that I work for, working hard to put extra money in their already very deep pockets.

That net worth chart is awesome, nice work in Feb!

Cheers,

Jason

Vivianne
03/05/2015 8:32 am

Trust me, by the time you get to the point where you think you can afford the sport car, you don’t want to own one. It’s low to the ground, uncomfortable, unsafe to drive … You’ll probably settle for something more luxurious 😛 and wife and kids will scream for more space hahaha…

Feb is definitely a better month if you watch the networth closely. 😛 but march should be better 😛

MU
03/05/2015 1:56 pm

Solid numbers. Congratulations! $500 dividends are very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

roadmap2retire
roadmap2retire
03/06/2015 8:28 am

Congrats on the progress, Liquid. Its great to read your progress and how you are leveraging debt to get ahead.

cheers
R2R

PC
03/07/2015 9:32 am

Nice jump Mr Liquid! I can’t keep up with you anymore

PC
03/07/2015 9:39 am
Reply to  PC

What.. I wrote a bunch of stuff. It cut me off with a emoticon. Anyways. You worked hard to learn the best return for your investments and looking for new opportunities. They are starting to pump out the results! You have grown so much!!

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