I was browsing through the library the other day for some personal finance books and came by the title “Rich is a State of Mind – Building Wealth and Happiness“. The title intrigued me and since it was free, I gave it a go. Reading through the first chapter or so, I got the impression…

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Time for another stock trading competition hosted by Stock Trading 101 with a grand prize of $200! This time, other blogs are involved, so it’s Million Dollar Journey vs. The World! The only requirement is that you leave your answers in the comments of this blog. This is your chance for a free crack at…

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To begin, I would like to announce the winner of the “Digital National Post Subscription“! Thank you all for participating and submitting all of your post ideas, it is extremely helpful receiving your input. All the contestant names were put into a hat to ensure that the draw was random. Without any further delay, the…

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This was a reader question from "Earl" as to when he should switch his retirement portfolio from mutual funds to ETF's. Here is the question straight from the horses mouth: I currently have some registered investments that are held with Sunlife and was wanting to switch to an ETF where MER fees would be lower…

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Last week I posted about why building a new house is better than purchasing an older home. This time around, I’m going to go through the reasons why buying older is better! 5. Established neighorhood with trees and other greenery Older homes are established with trees and other greenery whereas new homes are just getting…

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I received this email from Greg regarding optimizing his finances. I thought it would be a great email to post to the public as it could be helpful to others. My name is Greg, I’m 23 living in Vancouver with my wife (who is currently unemployed, still working on immigration stuff), I make $45k/year and…

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CIBC Investors Edge members who switched from paper to e-statements received a digital subscription to The National Post newspaper worth $120. Since I have 2 accounts with Investors Edge, they sent me 2 subscription vouchers. I am going to keep one, but give away the other to one of my loyal blog readers as a…

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Weekend is upon us once again! Lots of great articles posted around the web this week, check these out: Carnival of Personal Finance #99 is posted on The Tao of Making Money. My article about the 4% rule was submitted. Canadian Tour of Personal Finance Blogs #2 is up and posted on Money Diva’s blog.…

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