Another month has gone by already which means it's time to do a quick financial checkup. Lets start with the markets.  It seems that the markets have stabilized and even on an uptrend.  I'm not sure how long this is going to last, but I'm not too worried as most of my money is in…

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Since the beginning of MDJ, I have talked about the Smith Manoeuvre. For those of you just joining us, The Smith Manoeuvre is a wealth strategy that utilizes a home equity loan to invest in income producing assets. The result is a tax deductible loan and portfolio that increases as you pay down your mortgage.…

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I was doing my regular web money reading and came across an interesting article on MSN Money Central about marriage infidelity.  No, not that kind of infidelity, I'm talking about financial infidelity.  What is financial infidelity?  This is where one spouse in the relationship overspends without the other spouse knowing.  I can see this being…

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As the tax deadline is approaching, the procrastinators out there are scrambling to get their receipts in order to file their income taxes.  Yes, I am one of those procrastinators, but this year tax preparation has been easier than previous years. There have been years where my receipts were a mess and difficult to locate. …

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Continuing on from my post about "The best time to start is now", I'm going to expand on the concept with the KISS principle.  The KISS principle is something that I "try" to live my life by.  No, it's not about kissing girls (or is it?), KISS in this case stands for "Keep It Simple…

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Man, newborns sure do poop a lot.  I always knew that a lot of diaper changes would be required, but they go through diapers like they own stock in “Pampers“.  Anyways, poop is not the topic of this post, it’s the financial business that must be carried out after a baby is welcomed into the…

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