Personal Finance

Call us cheap, if you want. We'll be the ones vacationing four months every year in our retirement.

I have oftentimes sung the praises of your local public library and all the extra services it offers beyond simply loaning out books. But it just keeps on getting...

If there was ever a more mafia-like business than that of the residential real estate agent, we have yet to encounter it. Outside of the Godfather movies, naturally. Real...
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Have you ever thrown something away while simultaneously thinking "gee, I wish I knew someone I could give this to?" You now have many 'someones' you can give things...

This is a tale of a very typical interaction with a big Canadian bank financial guy (I refuse to refer to these guys as advisors, since they do very...

In my blog post It’s RRSP season and managed portfolio traps abound, I said that in a future post,...

As your bank will happily remind you, early in the New Year is still a great time to contribute to your RRSP and receive tax credits for the previous...
Disney Vacation Club

After singing the praises of the Disney Vacation Club and listing the wonderful exchanges I had with it, you’re probably wondering why I am...
DVC

It all started in 1995 when I was visiting Walt Disney World in Florida while attending a friend’s wedding. Now, I have...
Timeshares

We’ve all heard the horror stories of timeshare sales tactics or ongoing expenses. Some of us have been subjected to classic...
Credit Cards

When I am asked, as I often am, what is the best credit card to get, my answer as with so many things in the financial and consumer world...