One of the key principles of investing is the concept of diversification. That is one of the main benefits of most mutual funds that are available to Canadian investors. With that concept in mind we can quickly discuss the benefits of joining an investment club. An investment club is great if all parties that come to the table are able to contribute and spread their individual knowledge and/or research. An investment club could also be a great sounding board to bounce your investment ideas off of.
Do a search on Google for investment clubs and see what they may have to offer you on your goal to financial freedom.