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July 2007 Net Worth Update (+1.74%)

It’s time again for my monthly net worth update – The July 2007 edition. This past month has also been tough on the expense side of things as we decided to purchase our appliances in advance.  On top of that, we had to purchase plane tickets for our vacation coming up.  On the bright side…

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Smith Manoeuvre (Maneuver) Mortgage Comparison – Part 1

I have teamed up with a mortgage broker, Melanie McLister from Canadian Mortgage Trends, to bring you a HUGE Smith Manoeuvre Mortgage comparison to help with your mortgage shopping.  Here is the article that Melanie wrote: The Smith Manoeuvre is nothing new to readers of this site.  Many of you now know that it’s a…

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Ask the Readers: Favorite Rewards Credit Card?

I wrote about my favorite credit card, The MBNA SPG Credit card, a while back and now I’m wondering what is your favorite credit card? I’m a fan of the no fee, high reward type cards.  The reason why I like the MBNA SPG credit card so much is because of the potentially high return…

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Friday Linking – Stock Trading Edition

Today, instead of having a generalized personal finance linking session, I thought that i'd specialize the theme to stock trading.  I don't talk a lot about stock trading on this blog, but I think I may start writing about it a bit more.  Here are some stock trading info that I found this week.  Interactive…

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Reader Mail: Estate Taxes?

Last week, Ed Rempel wrote a 2 part article about Universal Life Insurance.  At the end of that article, GatesVP asked a great question.  If you find the article a little long, you can skip to the end where I've written a summary of the important points. Here is the original question:  Now, if I’m…

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The 1% Stock Trading Rule

I mentioned in the Questrade Review comments about the 1% stock trading rule. I'm sure that some of you seasoned investors and traders alike know about this rule, but I'm going to explain it for the people that are fairly new to the investing world. I first learned about this rule from, and it…

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Media Attention From The Financial Post!

This is another high point of Million Dollar Journey's blog life where we were interviewed and mentioned in the Financial/National Post. Brad Frenette of the Financial Post interviewed me a couple months back, but I never heard word from him after that.  Then, last week, he asks to take pictures and finalize the interview.  I…

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Carnivals and More

It's Friday which means it's time to give props to other great articles around the web.  MintCN has hosted the 109th Carnival of Personal Finance.  I submitted my article Multiple Streams of Income. Canadian Capitalist has written a great review of the RBC Direct Investing brokerage.  This will compliment my comparison of Canadian Discount Brokerages.…

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