I wish I’d worn a condom
Jan09

I wish I’d worn a condom

Let’s start off with saying that I’m not a Costco shopper, never have been and never will be. I refuse to apply for, pay for and be granted a membership just to enter a store. Ridiculous. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. None. Sure, I might be missing out on a super deal on a 20 Kilo bag of sugary puffs or a 40 pack of chicken legs at a bargain price. Is it really worth it? I’m telling you that you really...

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Resolution Run – Race Recap
Jan03

Resolution Run – Race Recap

Average people wait for New Year’s Day to make resolutions about getting fit – the number one resolution BTW. And then there is the MoneyRunner (and the 1,000’s of other crazy runners) who don’t wait for New Year’s Day – we’re getting fit on New Year’s Eve. Enter the Resolution Run, the perfect way to celebrate the past year and at the same time start a new one. This year will be my 5th...

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Bankruptcy of Life
Dec31

Bankruptcy of Life

“I’ve always wanted to (insert thing/activity/learn/travel here), but I can’t afford it.” Even though this (rarely updated but awesome) blog is primarily about personal finance, savings and being a frugal badass with your money. Ultimately, I think that the thing you can’t afford, is not to do the thing that you so wanted to do. What do we really need? Some food, heat, and shelter. A place to rest and a...

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TFSA – It’s a Gift and it’s Tax Free
Dec19

TFSA – It’s a Gift and it’s Tax Free

TFSA (Tax Free Savings  Account) as the name suggests is a Tax Free Savings Account. But this is just plain WRONG. The banks already have accounts for that. So from this day forward you will refer to this account as a Tax Free Investment Account. An account for investments, not cash, braindead GIC’s or for use as an emergency fund. Got it.  Good news, in a couple of weeks you can shovel another $6,000 into it. You...

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The Shockingly Simple Way To Get Rich
Dec12

The Shockingly Simple Way To Get Rich

Spend less than you earn and save the difference. Thanks, Captain Obvious, we already knew that.  The problem isn’t that we don’t know this, the problem is that the majority of us are absolutely horrible at it. Let’s take a look at the one thing we are really good at – Spending. Lot’s and lot’s of spending and that equals lot’s and lot’s of debt and consumption.  In Canada’s case,...

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The Position of FU
Sep16

The Position of FU

Sometimes there is some deep level wisdom coming out of Hollywood and there is certainly something to be learned by this short one minute snip from the movie The Gambler. I agree 100% that the position of fuck you would be a great position to be in, but I want to clarify that it doesn’t mean that you are now free to be an asshole, it means you can better spend your fucks on things that actually matter to you. It means that you...

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Today’s Stock Market Report:
Sep08

Today’s Stock Market Report:

I’m not sure where on the internet this gem came from – but if you haven’t seen it and you happen to be a personal finance geek, you gonna love it. I’ll also throw in a couple of stock market memes for good measure. Enjoy. Helium was up, feathers were down. Paper was stationery. Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading. Knives were up sharply. Cows steered into a bull market. Pencils lost a few points....

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We need more people like Gremel
Aug17

We need more people like Gremel

This is a good example of the power of compound interest over a long period of time. The fact that you can turn $1,000 into 2 million is – Mind blowing. I’m almost certain at the age of 98 you have just about zero fucks left to give and that totally explains why buying a fancy house and multiple cars would not be be something that Mr. Gremel would be interested in. And if he ever was interested, he would have bought these...

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