Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) Did you know that if a major retailer scans your item for the incorrect price that you may qualify for a discount on that item?  Sometimes the store may give the item to you free simply because of the error! Most major retailers in Canada follow a voluntary rule that’s…

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Top 5 Articles of March 2009 The Costco Debate – Thoughts and Tips – This was a fairly controversial article with readers on both sides of the fence.  I guess with Costco, you either love it, or hate it.  I’m a big fan myself, how about you? Is it Time to Switch to a Fixed…

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Here is an email from a young reader who has put himself in a very good financial situation.  Mark has $5,000 sitting around and is wondering what to do with it. I’m in a situation that I’m sure many would envy, but I’m stuck. Through a combination of income tax returns and unintentional savings, I…

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To continue with yesterday’s article on passive investing, lets go over the basics of active investing. Active Investing Active investing is where the investor is more involved with the security/stock picking and when to buy and sell.  This style of investing requires substantially more ongoing research and discipline (emotional and logical).  Although you can simply…

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