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Welcome. is a free, member-based, fully-moderated community forum for Canadian investors planning or already enjoying retirement.

We welcome new members and appreciate it when existing members recommend our site to others.

Feel free to explore the contents of by using the available menus on the site. These include our main menu and “posts by category.” Don’t forget to also view our “recent posts” and “recent comments.”

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Please see our page about the founder of Michael Patenaude for more information about why this site exists.

We offer several features on the site:

Michael, founder of, blogs about Ottawa Share Club activities, market trends, companies, his own portfolio and a variety of other topics.

See the Club’s content and information produced and published here by Ottawa Share Club members.

Michael Patenaude, the founder of, and contributor to Seeking Alpha and Canadian MoneySaver, shares more details of his household portfolio strategy along with his household investment planportfolio and quarterly portfolio reviews here on

This information is provided so he can learn more about investing and so that investors can have a closer look at one example of an investment strategy and process – and perhaps gain from that exposure. It’s a two-way street that can lead to knowledge enhancement all around.

We invite you to have a look and give your feedback. We have set up a discussion forum for personal portfolio strategies.

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As such, does not provide specific, personal investment advice to individuals and neither solicits nor brokers the purchase or sale of securities. is not affiliated with any firms or individuals who do provide such services.

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