Welcome to the recurring monthly net worth update – The December 2008 edition. Well it looks like this will be the final net worth update for 2008! With the huge market correction in the 2nd half of 2008, it’s almost a relief that 2008 is over. However, who knows what 2009 will bring as some…

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For those of you just joining us, this is my portfolio that is leveraged with money borrowed from my home equity line of credit (HELOC). As the money borrowed is used to invest, the interest charged is tax deductible. For more details, check out the modified smith manoeuvre strategy. It’s been a couple months since…

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RRIF, or Registered Retirement Income Fund, has been an acronym that has been thrown around in quite a few posts around here without explaining them fully.  This article will get into the basics on how RRIF’s work and their general purpose. What is an RRIF? As mentioned above, RRIF stands for Registered Retirement Income Fund…

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It’s the post that we have been eagerly waiting for…  the giveaway winners! I’m pleased to say that there was a huge turn out for this giveaway with over 2000 entries between comments, email subscribers, GreatCanadianRebate members and link backs.  Many thanks to our sponsors (see below) for making this giveaway interesting. Without further delay,…

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This is a guest post by Julie Broad.  Julie is a young real estate investor who achieved a million dollars in net worth by the age of 30.  This article shares some of her experiences in real estate investing with more information about Julie at the end of the article. Think you should always buy…

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Using a credit card is a frugal tip?  Sounds counter intuitive doesn’t it?  In my opinion, using a credit card is the ultimate frugal tool. Let me explain.  As some of you may know, I funnel most (if not all) of our purchases through a single credit card.  What about the high interest you ask? …

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Last Chance for the Giveaway For those of you who missed the original post on the giveaway, today is the last day to enter (deadline: 5pm EST).  Check out the original celebration/giveaway post to enter.  I hope to draw the winners this weekend with an announcement next week. Holiday Schedule With the holidays fast approaching,…

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This is a guest post by Nurseb911 who is the owner and author of Triaging My Way To Financial Success. His blog provides information on a number of topics that benefit new and experienced investors by using a common sense approach to investing. His site focuses on value and dividend based investing with perspectives from…

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