So far in our Advent Calendar we have opened 14 boxes, let us review:
- Day 1: Empty Box ? Hmmm…
- Day 2: TFSA on a sheet of Paper
- Day 3: A Safety Deposit Box
- Day 4: What’s in your Safety Deposit Box?
- Day 5: Your Will in a box
- Day 6: A Credit Card Bill
- Day 7: A Pointing Finger (Points)
- Day 8: A Lamb
- Day 9: Your Child’s Diploma
- Day 10: A Cane
- Day 11: A Home Inventory List
- Day 12: A Bank Pasbook
- Day 13: A Pair of Tiny Shoes (budgeting)
Except for Day 1, where there was nothing in the box, we have learned a lot about Personal Finance, let’s open the box for day 14.
In the box is a Stock Certificate for ACME Buggy Whips. That’s an odd thing to find in our calendar, but it signifies the importance of being diligent with your investments. Advent is an excellent time of year to re-balance your investments to make sure that you are not too heavily weighted in any one area (unless that is your plan) . Examine your investments, is this an area you think you should still be in? Research how and where you are invested and make sure it is still relevant (I’m sure in 1900 ACME Buggy Whips was a great investment, might not be in 2008, though).
Unless you have a portfolio designed to need little monitoring, stay up to date with your investments.