This is the final post of the series on energy-efficiency programs and financial incentives. We will conclude the series by looking at offers for  Saskatchewan and Manitoba residents. Saskatchewan: SaskEnergy Programs Energy Efficient Rebate for New Homes This program is offered by SaskEnergy on behalf of the Ministry of Environment to SK residents who buy…

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There wasn’t too much big news for the 2013 Federal Budget, but there was some noteworthy changes, especially for Canadian small business owners. There were two tax changes for small business owners, one good and the other not so good – they included: 1. Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption Lets start with the good news.  The lifetime…

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With the rising popularity of ETFs, more ETF products are being released which brings more competition and better value for investors. I’ve written about low cost ETFs before and put together a diversified low cost ETF portfolio. However, the landscape has changed with Vanguard ETFs coming to Canada. Vanguard has been around for a while…

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Over the years, I’ve disclosed a lot of information about my financial life including: how much we make, how much we spend, our net worth, and the contents of our leveraged dividend portfolio. With the RRSP line item in my net worth updates becoming more significant, I’ve been getting more questions about the contents of…

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The first post of this series had looked at energy-efficiency programs and financial incentives for residential customers in Ontario. We will continue the series with energy saving incentives for Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador. Alberta: SunRidge BuiltGreen Homeowner Rebate, Lethbridge SunRidge Built GreenTM is a voluntary program that promotes sustainability by using building practices that…

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Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey February 2013 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…

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It’s no secret that I am a big fan of the MBNA spg credit card.  With SPG and MBNA parting ways, I have been waiting in eager anticipation what the new replacement would feature.  It was speculated that American Express would take over the Canadian portion of the program as they have a similar program in…

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