Dan began his career as a journalist, spending more than 20 years as an award-winning magazine writer and editor and publishing nine nonfiction books. He eventually specialized in writing about personal finance, with a focus on low-cost index investing. Canadian Couch Potato, Dan’s popular investing blog, debuted in 2010 and continues to be one of the most trusted resources in the country. His podcast of the same name launched in 2016 to bring the message to a wider audience.
Dan was introduced to the PWL Toronto team while working on an article for MoneySense magazine in 2012. Inspired by their approach, he joined PWL the following year so he could work directly with investors. Dan received his Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Investment Manager designations in 2015.
In 2021, Dan published Reboot Your Portfolio: 9 Steps to Successful Investing with ETFs, a guide for do-it-yourself index investors. When he’s away from the office, Dan enjoys audiobooks, staying fit, watching live music, cheering on the Blue Jays, and visiting the city’s restaurants with his wife, Wendy.