Thanks for visiting Common Sense Investing. This blog is about personal finance for Canadians, with a focus on investing and portfolio management.

Evidence drives the content on this blog. Rather than relying on predictions or feelings, evidence-based investing draws insights from academic research. It boils down to avoiding prediction, keeping costs low, and diversifying broadly.

My name is Benjamin Felix. I am an associate portfolio manager with PWL Capital in Ottawa. I help Canadians invest their money and make smart financial decisions using the strategies described throughout this blog.

I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; I also played varsity basketball for the Northeastern Huskies during my stay in Boston.  I graduated from Carleton University with an MBA in 2014. I was awarded the CFA Charter in 2016, and became a CFP Professional in 2017.

I contribute the Globe and Mail's Gen Y Money page, and have had my opinions cited in a handful of other financial publications. I have also appeared on CTV Ottawa News and CBC News.

The information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice nor a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities.