Finance Wisdom

The High Risk of Bonds (podcast on The Maple Money Show)

The High Risk of Bonds https://maplemoney.com/podcast/high-risk-bonds/ I was recently interviewed by Tom Drake on The MapleMoney Show, the podcast that helps Canadians improve their personal finances to create lasting financial freedom. Most investors see bonds as a safe place to put their money, but conventional wisdom may be deceiving. Investing in bonds can actually put…

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How to Avoid Falling Victim to Lifestyle Inflation

    https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/forcedn/alainguillotshow/Ed_edited.mp3   What is lifestyle inflation? Lifestyle inflation (or lifestyle creep) is the tendency to increase expenses as earning increases. If a person gets a raise of a few thousand dollars, that person increases their expenses by a similar amount and thus never has an opportunity to save money for retirement or other…

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What’s Important About Money to You?

Money: it impacts so many aspects of your life. How you handle it, save it, and spend it can say a lot about you. Ask yourself: “What’s important about money to me?” 1 Prefer an overview? Like videos? Check out our whiteboard video, or read the full post below! I have asked this question to…

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Financial Advice Or “Quackery?”: How To Spot The Difference

How can you tell if the financial advice you’ve received is real, useful financial guidance or just a case of “fake news”, i.e. financial “quackery”? Unfortunately, a lot of what happens in the financial industry in Canada is financial “quackery,” as we like to call it. Since the most common methods are so familiar to…

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When can I Retire with the Lifestyle I Want?

Financial freedom. It is what we really want. Prefer an overview? Like videos? Check out our whiteboard video, or read the full post below! The most common questions I am asked are about retirement and financial freedom. For example: Jonathan (age 29) – I want to retire very young and very comfortably. How can I…

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