This is a column from regular contributor Clark Personal finance blogs discuss the advantages of buying used items and they are spot on. Besides saving money for the individual, the items get an extended life and prolong their inevitable exit to the landfill, unless one can find a way to upcycle them. So, there is…

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As I like to stay accountable for my finances, I set financial goals every year.  Last years goals were fairly aggressive and although I’m happy with the way things worked out, there was some room for improvement.  Out of the six goals, three were achieved, one made good progress, and two just didn’t happen.  Lets…

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This is a guest column by Mike Holman, the blogger behind Money Smarts Blog. I get distressed when I hear about people who want to invest in “something better” than high interest savings accounts, because interest rates are so low. For most of us who like to think of 5% or 6% as a decent…

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As per annual tradition, Million Dollar Journey is participating in the investment blogger stock picking competition. Last year, we eeked out a 3.8% return and finished in the middle of the pack.  As I was pretty aggressive in the stock picks for last year, we had some big winners and equally big losers.  This year,…

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Over the past couple years, a group of bloggers participated in an annual stock picking competition with which we have been a part of.  For 2010, we picked: Hanwei Energy (HE.TO), Manulife Financial (MFC.TO), Cenovus Energy (CVE.TO), and QLT Inc (QLT.TO).  Here are the results: My Top 4 Stock Picks for 2010 Hanwei Energy (HE.TO)…

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