How Much Do You Make?

In all my years of discussing personal finance, I have yet to come across a person who did not have some money issues at some point in their life; even just figuring out what to do with money when you have it is an issue of its own....
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Q1 2015 Goals Review

At the start of January, I listed three goals I was hoping to achieve throughout the year. With the first quarter of the year now firmly behind us, it is time to take a look back and see what progress has been made.  My first goal was related...
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The Big 5 Canadian Banks: What’s The Difference?

As a Canadian investor, one of the questions I get most frequently from foreign investors is what the big difference is between the Big Five Canadian banks (the “Banks”). Many investors and market commentators tend to lump them together into one large grouping with the tag line being,...
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Make Life Easy

I’m an avid movie-watcher. I like pretty much any genre with a slight exception for horror (I’m not big on the jumpiness). Over the past decade I’ve enjoyed the resurgence in superhero flicks as many big-name franchises have received the reboot to great effect. Recently, while watching “Man...
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Build Your Own Pension Plan

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to speak to and interact with many people and gain from their perspective. I’ve always been fascinated to observe how some people are able to take a challenging situation and turn it into a positive while others take...
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The Purge, Update

Simple living is the key to a successful life. The more things we own, the more cluttered our lives become. Holding onto items, relationships, and baggage that no longer serve a functional purpose is a sign of poor constitution. Life is best experienced with an eye to building...
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Get Paid Selling Options

The most common method for making money in the stock market is to buy low and sell high. That’s what you’ll hear from even the common person walking the street who has never held a share. Our preferred method for earning a living around here is called Dividend...
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The Purge

What is the purpose of material possession? Why do we hold onto things we haven’t used in years? What is our emotional attachment to stuff? I’ve started this year off with a healthy dose of questioning. The process of setting goals for the next twelve months has helped me...
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Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

I was just cleaning out the change in my car’s console and came across a penny; something that has finally been mostly filtered out of my change drawers and entirely removed from the coinage system of Canada. I poked around a bit online and discovered that we were...
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