Get to vs. Got to

This story starts about a year before that photo was taken.I stumbled into my sparsely furnished apartment tired, dirty, and hungry after a long day of hiking. I had moved to Chilliwack, BC a few months before to start my family medicine residency and had been spending weekends when I wasn’t on call exploring the epic geography.  This particular hike happened…

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How to think about bear markets

I heard someone smarter than me say on a podcast recently, “We don’t react to the events in our lives.  We react to our interpretation of those events.”  He was talking about mental health and mindfulness. But that wisdom, which I think might be Stoic in origin, can also be applied to investing.As I write this, the S&P/TSX is down…

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Optimists, pessimists, and realists in life and investing

My last post, Why I am not a Bitcoin investor, sparked a surprisingly positive response both in and out of the comments section - thank you to those who reached out.  Even the Canadian Moneysaver is going to pick it up for an upcoming issue.  It seems there are a lot of investors who share my reservations about cryptocurrencies and…

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