It’s Stacked Against You
Jan10

It’s Stacked Against You

There is a reason that the debt levels in Canada and the US are approaching all time highs. The average Canadian owes about $1.70 for every dollar of income he or she earns per year, after taxes. This is not an oops I slipped. This is by design. No one actually wants you to save money. Almost everyone is out to get a little bit of your dinero. I mean everyone, even your own kids are out to get you. They are constantly asking you for...

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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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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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Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It
Mar12

Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It

It’s possibly the worst trade you will make in your entire life, your time for money and stuff. Quick question – If you were in the possession of a resource that was very rare and had no way to replenish itself, would you trade that resource for something that was available everywhere and easy for everyone to attain? Hell NO! That sounds like a raw deal. Why would anyone trade something finite (Life – If you’re...

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OMY Syndrome & Early Retirement
Feb06

OMY Syndrome & Early Retirement

Despite the weighty title that this study carries “Optimum Strategies for Creativity and Longevity”, it is worth reading again and again. The work of Dr. Sing Lin makes a great case against OMY (If I work One More Year it will be all good) syndrome and makes a fairly strong case for early retirement. According to Dr. Lin, pension funds in many large American corporations (e.g., Boeing, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Lucent Technologies,...

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Get Your Piece of “Shred Equity”
Jan25

Get Your Piece of “Shred Equity”

Would you like the chance to experience some of the finest powder in the world and own a piece of the mountain as well? Here’s your chance to be that badass ski mogul you’ve always dreamed of (pun intended). Red mountain in little Rossland B.C has started a campaign with startengine.com to gauge whether there is enough interest to offer equity to the Canadian public. So far so good – as of writing they have over...

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Is it a bargain or a giant evil plot to take your money!
Jan23

Is it a bargain or a giant evil plot to take your money!

What if I were to tell you that those 50%-70% off sales are not really bargains but just a giant evil plot to separate you from your hard earned money. Well I’m here to break it to you. Those bargains are not really bargains at all. Sometimes referred to as loss leaders these sales only exist for one purpose and that is to get you primed for an endless round of mindless consumption. You HAVE been tricked. In most cases the stuff...

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The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis
Sep11

The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis

What a beautiful place that I happen to call home. Canada! So much nature, very WoW, much fun! People travel from all over the world to visit Banff and Kananaskis and I have access to these wonderful places a short hour away from my back yard. Victor K. a good friend of mine have been planning to hike to Ribbon falls since at least the beginning of the year. So, we decided last month to hike it. And it was a blast! My oldest boy...

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