This is a video post by Ed Rempel. Financial Planning is not about the money itself. It is about what the money will do in your life. This video will highlight why you DO NOT get financial security by paying off debt and safe investments. It comes from having a huge nest egg. [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KQH88o8QdU”…

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The personal finance blog group, The Money Writers, came up with the idea of writing a post about the contents of a blogger’s wallet.  As it’s a regular occurrence for me to bare all (financially) on this blog, I agreed to play along as some of my readers may be curious as well. What’s my…

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This is a guest post by Clare. With roller coaster housing prices and more people finding that renting is better idea than buying, there will be more people turning to renting. You may be interested in becoming a landlord for that passive income experience. As a beginner landlord, I’ve learned a few things along the…

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Health care costs have doubled over the past decade. With employees encouraged to stay in the workforce longer, coupled with rising health care costs, employers are increasingly looking at flexible benefits as a way to provide greater cost certainty. Selecting the benefit coverage that meet the needs of your family is key to getting the…

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With the NHL into its fourth work stoppage in the last two decades including one full season being lost in 2004-05, labor unions and collective bargaining agreements have gained some major news time in the last few weeks.  Apart from NHL standoffs, we have seen other employer vs. union news (e.g. CP Rail and Air…

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Over the past few years, a group of bloggers have enlisted in a friendly competition as to who can pick the best stocks for the year.   As per tradition, we all report quarterly results to see how we are doing relative to each other, and more importantly, the market. This year, I picked a financial stock…

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