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A Financial Checklist to Start 2019 Strong

Similar to the end of the year tax tips, there are certain financial to-do items to start off the year on a strong note.  To keep myself on track, here is the checklist that I use at the beginning of the year that may help you as well. 1.  Set Financial Intentions  Day to day life…

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The New Rules of Personal Finance?

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I was going through my Twitter feed the other day and came across an article titled “The New Rules of Personal Finance” (link) that caught my eye. My first thought was that, could there be “new” rules to personal finance?  Are there any hard and fast “rules” to begin with?  Maybe a better word instead…

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Top 10 Wealthiest Canadians (2018 Edition)

This post was originaly written in 2009 (yes 2009!) and I thought it would be interesting to see how and if things have changed over the past decade.  Do the rich continue to get richer?  Are there new editions to the list of super wealthy Canadians? I received the newest edition of Canadian Business (list)…

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High Interest Savings Accounts 2018

Way back in 2007 when this blog was in its first year of existence, I wrote about high-interest savings accounts.  In the early days, I had a large portion of my savings sitting in cash and the interest rates were decent. After the financial crisis in 2008, interest rates dropped to stimulate the economy, which…

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Financial Checklist to Start the Year (2018)

financial checklist to start the year

This is a checklist that I update and follow at the beginning of every year. Similar to the end of the year tax tips, there are certain financial to-do items to start off the year on a strong note.  Here is the checklist that I use at the beginning of the year. 1. Contribute to your…

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Federal Budget 2017 – Much about Nothing

In late March, the federal government came down with a much-anticipated budget – especially for investors.  The rumours were all over the web about the potential of higher capital gains tax.  This resulted in stories of investors selling their positions to reduce any potential future increased tax burden. Thankfully, the budget was very tame this year without…

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