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The Economics of Beginning on Guitar

My favourite sorts of hobbies are those where there are initial start-up costs, after which point the ongoing maintenance falls off considerably. Chess, for instance, costs ~$20 for a decent chess board that comes with a travel canister to roll the board into along with the pieces. Aside...
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Compound Interest

When an investor makes a loan, they typically expect the recipient to pay interest to compensate for use of the money. So, on a loan of $200 with an interest rate of 10%, the investor would be paid $20 of interest. As much as receiving 10% on a...
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2016 Goals

Having just completed my review of 2015, it is time to leave the past twelve months and project ahead for the dozen to come. Rick will be providing his goals in a separate article (or I may simply amend this one when he’s got his down on paper)....
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2015: Year In Review

Self-reflection is a continuous process. The self-aware individual is constantly assessing what they’ve done and what they’re doing to figure the best way to proceed going forward. The end of the year, however, serves as a logical place to take a breath and actually take stock of how...
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Have You Finished Your Christmas Shopping?

We’ve all heard the question. Getting this close to the holiday season means being bombarded with questions from family, friends, and even downright strangers regarding our spending habits. Everyone wants to know whether you’re giving or whether you’re Scrooge. There is no in between for so many. How...
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Financial Proverbs 2.0

As a lover of books and all things textual, I have been keeping a record of quotes and inspirational snippets throughout my life. Over the past decade as my interest in personal finance has increased, I’ve taken to compiling financial proverbs as well; I find these can be...
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Black Friday Shopping

The American Thanksgiving holiday is known for many things. From a time to gather together as friends and family to enjoy turkey and treats to the full Thursday lineup of NFL football, there is much to look forward to. This also marks one of the largest shopping extravaganzas...
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Activity Update, November 2015

It’s been more than two weeks since our last post here on GRB. This marks the longest period of inactivity since we launched the site in July of last year. While we haven’t been idle, we just haven’t had a great chance to post. As a result, I’m...
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Liberal Majority Government

Politics in Canada. Hum. There’s usually not a whole lot to report on this front. Canadians are a very easy-going bunch. We don’t make too much noise and generally don’t get together as a group on many issues beyond sports like hockey and the Blue Jays (yes, baseball...
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Introducing The Financial Freedom Dictionary!

The hardest part of learning any new skill is getting started. Time and time again when I am discussing the concept of financial independence with interested parties, they say they feel lost from the outset because they simply have not learned the language. We would like to introduce...
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