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Reader Mail: Late 20’s, How Do I Invest $30k?

When I get reader emails, I typically respond to them directly, but this time around, I thought that this topic would be a good one to share with MDJers. This reader mail is from a late 20 something-year-old who has already started a healthy savings habit.  Helping young people with finances is one of my…

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Using GIC’s for your Short Term Savings

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of EQ Bank. However, as always, all opinions are my own. I get a number of daily requests for sponsored posts but I generally ignore them unless it’s a product that really adds value to the marketplace (or something that I personally use). EQ Bank…

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Building Wealth is like Playing a Video Game

When I was young, I was enamored with video games.  I enjoyed the challenge of trying to beat the computer, building my points balance, and finishing the game.  It started with games like the original Super Mario Brothers and Contra on the Nintendo game console (NES).  After mastering many games, a newer generation console was released, Super Nintendo…

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Should I Start the Smith Manoeuvre?

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers on starting the Smith Manoeuvre.  This article is from the archives but very relevant today.  Hope it helps! As this blog has quite a bit of content regarding the Smith Manoeuvre, I often get reader questions regarding how to start the Smith Manoeuvre, and when…

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