If you’re anything like me, you’re glued to the TV when an episode of Dragons Den or Shark Tank is on. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a show where entrepreneurs “pitch” their ideas to venture capitalists (dragons/sharks) in the hopes of walking away with some money and new partners. Season after…

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Canadian Money Forum has an interesting discussion on what to offer on your first home. Lazy Man and Money has a resource of 60 free budget spreadsheets. Money Energy lists the Biggest Canadian Gold Stocks. Frugal Dad lists 3 Ways to Smooth Out Big Expenses. Canadian Capitalist has some advice for users of the discontinued…

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Bank Accounts For Kids

A few years ago we took the kids down to our local RBC and signed them up for a Leo Account. I did some online research to find out which Canadian bank offered the best bank accounts for kids. They were all so similar that no single bank was a clear winner. The only incentive…

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It’s been a long time coming, but I finally overcame procrastination and put my online business under a corporation. As it’s been mentioned before, incorporating has many advantages for a small business such as: Tax deferral Optimized family tax planning via dividend sprinkling Capital gains exemption should the business be sold Litigation protection These benefits…

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Top 5 Articles for August 2009 Currency Exchange – Getting the Best Deal – This was a popular article that was featured in “The Globe”.  With CAD/USD exchange rates relatively low, some of us may be considering buying some USD to hold or spend.  The article explains various methods to lower the cost of currency…

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It’s official folks, with great disappointment MBNA Canada has officially discontinued its popular Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit card (thanks to Nabeel for the heads up). For those of you who are fairly new to the blog, the MBNA SPG credit card is my favorite credit card and I use it for every purchase possible.…

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