Finance Wisdom

How To Be Smart With Your Money In Your 20s & 30s

Want to teach your kids to be smart with their money? Then you’ll want to send them my latest video with an introduction into the world of finance. There are a million things to know. These are the few important ones, based on my Unconventional Wisdom. Whether you’re thinking about buying a car or a…

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Today’s Buying Opportunity For Stocks

There’s a sale on stocks today – it’s a 20% sale! We’re currently in a bear market. What does that mean when it comes to buying stocks? In my latest YouTube video I give my thoughts on why I believe now is a good time to buy. Watch this video to find out: Why all…

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Why is Inflation Scarier than a Market Crash?

Inflation is now the #1 fear with “6 in 10 Canadians concerned they might not have enough money to feed their family”, according to an Ipsos poll. Most Canadians have never experienced high inflation. It has been flat at 2% for 3 decades, but now jumped to 7.7%. Many people are asking me what is…

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Is Typical Retirement Advice Good Advice?

If you’re thinking of retiring or your parents or friends are retiring, beware of the typical advice you get. In my latest video, I talk about the 5 conventional wisdom rules of thumb for retirees. As the unconventional wisdom guy, I do the math for you to see whether they actually worked in history. Then…

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Optimism is the Only Realism

Optimism is the Only Realism. That’s my belief, and you’ll learn why in my latest YouTube video. I feel compelled to talk about optimism for 2 reasons: 1/ Optimism is absolutely necessary for financial success – effective investing and financial planning. You need to feel you will be better off in the future you are…

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Do Bonds Still Make Sense For Retirement Savings? The Debate

My recent video saying bonds are dead as an investment has started a debate on MoneySense and industry forums. Here is what the bond advocates are missing: It’s a financial planning issue. For example, if you and your spouse earn $50,000/year each ($100,000 total) and you want to retire on $80,000/year in today’s dollars in…

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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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