Today’s book review is a bit different than the typical book about finance, but just as relevant in my eyes.  A New York Times best seller, Happier – Learning the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, is written by Tal Ben-Shahar who happens to be a Harvard Professor on Positive Psychology – and teaches…

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It’s time again for the annual Globe and Mail Best of Blogs poll.  This year, Million Dollar Journey had the honour of being nominated a few times by: Ram Balakrishnan – The popular blogger behind Canadian Capitalist. Rob Carrick – The personal finance columnist for the Globe and Mail. Chaya Cooperberg – The blogger behind…

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For the average income in Canada, the maximum RRSP contribution amount of $21,000 (for 2009) is more than what most employed workers are allowed to contribute.  To put this in perspective, in order to qualify for the $21,000 contribution limit, an employee would need an income of around $117,000, well above the average Canadian salary.…

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Budgets are like diets.  You have to find the right kind to suit your personality. If you tell me that I have to eat 1/4 cup of cottage cheese, half a grapefruit and two sticks of celery for breakfast, I’m going to want bacon and eggs. If you tell me I only have $23.40 cents…

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After hearing the story about John, who retired at the age of 31, many of you have been anticipating an interview with him to get more details.  Here are some questions that I had for the early retiree. What province do you live in? Alberta How old are you? 32 When did you retire? August…

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