How To Be A Sucessful Adult – Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car can be a daunting task but now that you’re an adult and understand your pay cheque, you probably want to buy yourself a car. Hopefully you planned your budget accordingly! Buying a car is often one of the first big purchases people make. Lots of high school students save up a …

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6 things that surfing can teach you about investing and personal finance

Today I’ve got a guest post coming at you from Troy over at markethistory.org. Troy runs a small hedge fund that invests in S&P 500 ETF’s. He employs a quantitative strategy that combines fundamentals and technical factors. Feel free to follow him on twitter. 6 things that surfing can teach you about investing and personal finance …

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How To Be A Successful Adult: Understanding Your Paycheck

How To Be A Successful Adult: Understanding Your Paycheck This seems like a topic that shouldn’t be needed. Your paycheck is quite simply your pay for performing your job at your place of employment. You have a total at the bottom that tells you how much money you’re getting. What’s so hard about that? Well I consistently …

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5 Simple financial restraints to change your spending habits

27SHARES 5 Simple financial restraints to change your spending habits What the hell is a financial restraint? Well it maybe a term I just coined. When googled there’s not a lot that comes up! So, my thoughts on what financial restraints are this; it’s anything that keeps you disciplined in your spending. Basically, it’s your …

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How To Be An Adult Part 2: Simple Budgeting Guidelines

29SHARES How to be an adult part 2: Simple Budgeting Guidelines Now that you understand how your pay cheques work let’s talk about budgeting that money. What is a budget? So what exactly is a budget? Well according to the smart people over at Merriam Webster(the dictionary people) Budget as a noun is defined as: …

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Are financial advisors looking out for your best interests?

26SHARES Are financial advisors looking out for your best interest? The quick answer is no, but the reasons why are a little more confusing than you’d think. Back in March you may have seen some front-page news articles stating some TD bank employees admitted to breaking the law to meet sales goals. TD of course …

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Money tips for any age

63SHARES Money tips for any age Here are four money tips that you will either have success with, or you will regret not following. The choice is yours! Never finance depreciating assets If you’re borrowing money and the asset depreciates in value you’re paying much more than you think.  Debt is not a bad thing …

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3 simple financial resolutions you need to start

Happy New year everyone!   I hope 2016 was better to you than the media portrayed it to be. For the last few months of the year you’d swear nothing good happened. I think those people just didn’t have time to look at their retirement savings. The year was pretty solid overall for the markets, …

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Canadian Investors losing faith!?

Ohh hey there fellow Canadian Investors! (and non Canadian investors alike! but this post is geared slightly more towards the Canadians. Sorry!) Hope I haven’t kept you waiting too long! I’ve been under a rock these last few months hiding from the falling Canadian stock market. I haven’t been hiding by myself either, according to the Financial Post Canadian …

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