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Great article in Globe & Mail by Rob Carrick. The media has been heavily anti-advice for years. The focus has been mainly on low fees, rarely mentioning that the fees pay for advice or attempting to evaluate the cost/benefit of advice. Evidence shows this...read more
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Many people believe that growth of the value of their home has been phenomenal over the last few decades. The common belief is that growth is similar to the stock market and much less risky. Is this actually true? This is important, because believing a home is the...read more
You review your investments and notice that one is not doing well. You sell and buy a different investment that has been doing well for a few years. You heard favourable news in the media, internet or from your advisor related to the new investment. That’s it!...read more
Which is true? The stock market is a gamble. It is a decent investment, but it may or may not make money for you. The stock market is a reliable long term investment. It should be the core of your long term investments. Can you be confident in the stock market? Most...read more
Have you heard the story of the “Frustrated Student Loan Payer”? I have seen this story 100 times in real life. A smart kid goes to university and graduates with a large student loan. She spends several years working to pay off the loan. While paying off the loan: She...read more
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This is the official launch of my new blog – Unconventional Wisdom – Insights from Experience on Building Financial Security. It is a new resource for people looking to learn how to achieve financial freedom. This is also the...read more
Do you feel financially secure? What would it take for you to build a huge nest egg to become financially secure? Conventional wisdom says it’s mostly about investing better. It suggests you should focus on getting a higher return or lower fees. My experience, though,...read more
I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the expression “safe AND secure”? Possibly the single most important thing to know about money is this: Safe and secure are often opposites. With money, it’s usually safe OR secure. It was the disaster in their life that made this...read more
Why are some people able to become wealthy relatively easily, when most people struggle with their finances? In Canada, about 1 person in 50 is a millionaire and in the US about 1 person in 13 is millionaire – which is probably a lot more than you thought. Read...read more