It’s time again for my monthly net worth update – The Sept 2007 edition. The first net worth update of the fall and we're off to a good start.  After a slow summer, September was good to us and gave us a +2.27% increase in net worth.  Although our liabilities remained the same, the net…

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Yesterday, Preet Banerjee from WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com explained the basics behind convertible bonds.  Today he will continue to explain how convertible bond arbitrage works along with some case studies.  Okay, so yesterday we explained the CONCEPT of convertible bonds. Let’s quickly define Arbitrage:   Arbitrage  Arbitrage is when you are long and short two related securities (or…

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I've always been interested in low risk arbitrage in the stock market, but haven't done much research on the topic.  Luck may have it, Preet Banerjee a Bay Street Trader and blogger from WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com, has written a great article for us describing convertible bond artibtrage. I’m very excited that FrugalTrader has asked me to write…

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I received an email from Geoff last week regarding which spouse should claim the investment loan when performing a strategy like the Smith Manoeuvre. Here is the original question: What I am wondering about is when you are a couple, what is the best strategy or getting the best tax return from the interest paid…

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As we are getting to the stage of our marriage where we are starting to think about kids, we are starting to think about the various financial impacts of having a newborn.  From what I've heard from other parents, newborns aren't that expensive, it's when they get to the teen years that things get tangly. …

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The weekend is near and it's time for some great articles and information tidbits from around the web: Money Matter and More Musings has hosted this weeks Carnival of Personal Finance.  As per usual, a lot of quality finance articles were posted.  I submitted my article on How Bond/GIC Ladders work. With the 5 yr…

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The reader mail just keep rolling in, if I haven't gotten to your email question yet, I will get to you soon.  Today's story is from Sean, a Vancouver BC native.  From his email, it seems that he was a free money spender in his younger years (like a lot of us).  However, Sean at…

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One of my goals is to build my passive/alternative incomes to the point where it will meet our family expenses.  I believe that the day that you don't depend on your day job to pay the bills is the day that you are financially free. I've been slowly building our passive/alternative income streams, and this…

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