Cross Border Shopping With the Canadian dollar at it’s strongest levels in 30 years relative to the USD, if you’re anything like me, you may be thinking about doing some shopping in the U.S to save a few dollars.  But how much will those trips across the border cost you if you do decide to…

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I’m not sure if it’s a recent hot topic, or if it’s because my mind has been on it, but estate planning and inheritance seem to be popping up all over the personal finance landscape (see Canadian Capitalist guest post). While our current wealth is modest, I imagine that the more time our investments have…

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Grocery store prices are on the rise – in April, George Weston Ltd., owner of grocery giant Loblaw, increased prices by five percent. Whether you’re a student living on residence, a senior on a fixed income, or a young couple with two children, food prices affect everyone’s budget. If you can save even just $5…

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I’ve been a Rogers cell phone customer for over 10 years.  Up until last month, everything was great.  I had  a robust plan for a value price, mostly due to negotiating with their customer retentions department on an annual basis.  I had 250 minutes, unlimited rogers to rogers, unlimited after 6pm, unlimited text/picture messages, 100 …

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Over the past couple of years, a group of bloggers have enlisted in a friendly competition as to who can pick the best stocks for the year.   This time around, I was a little less aggressive and picked well known names that appeared to be relatively undervalued at the beginning of the year.  My top…

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