I’ve read more personal finance books than I care to admit. One of the themes I’ve noticed recently is in the idea of limiting beliefs. These are thoughts or beliefs about money that hinder or inhibit our financial success. We may suspect what we believe isn’t really true but the thought that it might be…

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Have you ever lost your wallet or purse? If not, have you ever imagined what you would do if you did? So it’s Friday afternoon and I’m lined up (with my family) to get the H1N1 vaccine for the toddler. After the 5.5 hour wait (yes hours), I decided to drop my family off at…

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Book Winners Seems that there was quite a bit of interest in the book “Super Trader” as there were numerous entries.  Out of all the entries, 3 were randomly chosen as winners of a free copy.  Here are the winners: Linda Jeff W. Desmond C. Top 5 Posts of October 2009 How Alternative Minimum Tax…

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According to the Coupon Industry Association of Canada*, in 2006, Canadians redeemed 100 million of 3.6 billion coupons available. Canadian consumers that did redeem coupons saved over $134 million dollars. This sounds like a lot of coupons redeemed, but when you calculate the amount of unredeemed coupons it is astounding. With an average face value…

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A recent article by the Globe and Mail regarding the increasing cost of Post Secondary tuition hit close to home.  In the article, it is projected that a child born today going to University 18 years from now would face a cost of over $100,000 for a typical 4 year program.  To add salt to the…

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When my son was a year and a half, we did a 3 month work term in the Philippines. We were working on a community development project on one of the remote islands for one week of our time there. It was an 18 hour ferry ride from the nearest port. While we were there…

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As the installment portion of my mortgage is soon coming to an end, lately I’ve been thinking about my leveraged portfolio and how I’m going to utilize it going forward.  I’ve written about the various options available to leveraged investors once their mortgage is paid off, but I didn’t get into the investment plan going…

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