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Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

An Insider’s Guide to Car Rental

July 8th, 2014

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you oftentimes go through many of the same considerations. You need to book a flight (or some other means of getting to your destination). You need to book some lodgings. And, if you want a convenient way to get around town, you might think about renting a […]

On The Richest Man in Babylon and the Seven Remedies for a Lean Purse

November 22nd, 2013

Some time back, my friend Tyler told me that he picked up The Richest Man in Babylon to read. The original is a very old book, but it’s supposed to contain all sorts of timeless wisdom about the accrual of wealth. A fool and his money are soon parted, as they say, so it’s far […]

The Difference Between RRSPs and TFSAs

April 29th, 2013

In 2007, the world went boom. The real estate market in the US collapsed along with its banking system. In the wake of this was left the rest of the world. And Canada was no exception. This was also the year the Canadian government introduced to us the TFSA (tax free savings account). I’m not […]

What Are You Planning With Your Tax Return?

April 22nd, 2013

There are moments in people’s lives that aren’t exactly milestones, but they have a special feeling to them. Imagine getting a Happy Meal and they accidentally put an extra toy in, or how about when you want to park downtown and the meter you park at already has a bunch of time on it? Ever […]

Financial Profiling, Robert Kiyosaki Style

April 15th, 2013

I remember when I first became an entrepreneur. One of the first books I read on the topic (which is saying a lot, since I hate reading) was a book written by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki called Midas Touch. They go in depth into what they believe make a good entrepreneur and why most […]

Money Monday: What Is an RRIF?

March 4th, 2013

When you approach the world of finance, you’re going to encounter all sorts of different acronyms. This can be very confusing, even for the savviest of investors. In Canada, you might come across GICs, for example, which are Guaranteed Investment Certificates. You are guaranteed a certain interest rate on your investment for the defined period […]

Profile Funds and Bush League Investments

February 25th, 2013

These days, there are a number of problems in the financial world that can cause problems for the casual investor. And by casual, I mean people who don’t understand finance or economics, choosing instead to pass that burden on to someone else. I’ve mentioned before that one of the biggest problems in finance (or any […]

Money Monday: The Problem With Pensions

February 4th, 2013

CPP, OAS, GIS, defined benefits, defined contributions… If you have them, take them while you can. The tools listed above are typically what people depend on for living out their retirement years. We’ve put money into them since the first day we worked and haven’t looked back. Unfortunately we haven’t looked at anything at all. […]