Time for the first net worth update for 2008!  January was ANOTHER volatile month in the markets and my portfolio was hit hard.  Even though my non-registered portfolio is mostly cash right now (for the upcoming house and Smith Manoeuvre), my RRSP account took a beating. This month, I took the advice of the readers…

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Sphinx Publishing contacted and provided me with a free copy of the new book “Retire Rich from Real Estate” by Dr. Marc Andersen for review.  It came at the right time as I’m contemplating putting more of my money in hard real estate assets. Although the book is based on investing in the U.S, the…

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For those of you who don’t use a cell phone very often, or simply for emergencies, the prepaid wireless option that some providers offer can be the most cost effective solution.  There really isn’t one provider that will suit everyone as they both market their products towards a specific group of people.  Some plans offer…

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Even though this site is all about my million dollar net worth journey, I personally consider passive/alternative income to be more important. Why?  As I’ve mentioned before, I would consider myself financially free the day that I no longer need my 9-5 job to cover our expenses.  Imagine the day that you don’t “need” to…

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As you might have read from a previous post on Shopping for a Newborn – The List, buying everything brand new can be quite expensive.  However, there are some ways to reduce your costs, which is what I’m all about. Make sure to shop around.  Walmart and Toys R Us had the same brand names,…

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Alan Corey, young author and millionaire, contacted me after visiting MDJ one day.  He told me about his story/book where he set a big financial goal at the age of 22 to become a millionaire before the age of 30.  Not only did he reach his goal on average income (below average in NYC), he…

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Babe in the Woods has contacted me again with a bunch of questions.  After the last response to her questions, she has gone out and read a couple personal finance books and now has more questions.  So I’ve just finished reading The Wealthy Barber for the first time, and am pretty inspired. I’m starting to…

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