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July 25, 2018

Rethinking Emergency Funds

Does an Emergency Fund serve you well or give you the illusion of security? It depends. There seems to be a generally-accepted rule that having an […]
May 23, 2018
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Financial Lessons From a Taxi Driver

I don’t know what it is about me and taxi drivers. Whenever I’m in a car alone with them – something that happens infrequently – they […]
November 28, 2017

Do you really save money when you buy items on sale?

“Why aren’t you taking advantage of the massive sales at the moment? You of all people should know you can save a ton of money right […]
March 8, 2017
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How to Burn Your Mortgage in Three Years

No, that’s not a typo – I do mean three years. And that’s precisely what Sean Cooper did: He bought a house in the Greater Toronto […]
February 14, 2017
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Are You Really Living Within Your Means? Four Key Areas To Consider

Jack and Lee-Ann* are careful with their money. They pay all their bills on time, make more than the minimum credit card payments every month, and […]
April 15, 2016
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Why a money give-away contest is potentially dangerous

Within two seconds of backing out of the driveway, my twelve year old asked, “Can you please turn on the radio?” The funny thing is that […]
June 11, 2015
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Plans to Start Saving And Other Delusions

“I’m going to start saving money.”  Ah, the lies we tell ourselves, or rather, the delusions we hold on to. I hear that a lot in […]
December 3, 2014
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The Problem with Sales and Discount Coupons

Shortly before Christmas many moons ago, Malcolm burst through our front door with a look of triumph on his face. In his hands he had a […]
October 1, 2014
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The Myth of More Money

Just imagine how nice it would be if someone sent you a gift of $20,000. Wouldn’t that be great? Even better, what if they magically increased […]