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Net Worth Update May 2012 (+0.66%)

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey May 2012 Net Worth Update.  For those of you new to Million Dollar Journey, a monthly net worth update is typically posted near the end of the month (or beginning of the next) to track the progress of my journey to one million in net worth, hopefully by the time…

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6 Things to do Before a Job Interview

Congratulations. You’ve got an interview! As you are preparing for the job interview one of the first things you’ll want to do is review common interview questions. This will help you to use your skills, strengths, accomplishments, and experiences to come up with great answers to wow your future employer. But even after you have…

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When is it Time to Find a New Job?

When the economy is in the doldrums, many of us look at the silver lining, i.e., to have a job and overlook the negatives associated with the job we hold. When times are better, moving from one job to another becomes a relatively common activity. People change jobs for different reasons; this post will look…

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Top 5 Smartphone Apps to Save Money

Smartphone usage in Canada has increased exponentially in recent years. According to a September 2011 report released by comScore, there are 20.1 million mobile phone subscribers in Canada, 8 million of which own a smartphone. With nearly 1 million apps available for iPhone and Android smartphones, there are apps for just about everything, including saving…

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Smith Manoeuvre Portfolio – May 2012

For those of you just joining us, below is my portfolio that is leveraged with money borrowed from my home equity line of credit (HELOC). As the money borrowed is used to invest, the interest charged is tax deductible. I write an update every so often to show new positions added along with any market…

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