PC Financial PC Points At Loblaws – Worth It For Rewards Alone?

by Mike Holman

Most people who are interested in personal finance tend to be better at some areas than others. In my case, I love reading about investing strategies, which include rebalancing methods – but I will often not bother rebalancing my own accounts for years at a time, which sometimes can be a drag on performance. On […]

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LinkStuff – 2nd Edition of RESP Book Edition

by Mike Holman

Yesterday, I announced the 2nd edition of my book which took me forever to get done. Please pass it on to anyone you know. As noted in the article, there is an affiliate program so if you can sell the book – money will transfer from my wallet to yours! On with the links Jim […]

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The RESP Book 2nd Edition Is Out!

by Mike Holman

After (what seems like) years of talking about it, the 2nd edition of The RESP Book is finally available. I’ve added a couple of chapters, fixed a few typos, updated a few things and even fixed a couple of errors. Before you start taking out your chequebooks, I should warn you that although there is […]

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LinkStuff – New Business Idea Edition

by Mike Holman

I’ve been working on a new business idea which has kept me very busy lately. New businesses are always an exciting thing because it’s fun to fantasize about vast riches from the future success of your new baby. The fact that most new businesses usually end up with fairly pedestrian compensation, doesn’t reduce the excitement […]

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Don’t Listen To The Business Media For Investment Direction

by Mike Holman

If you follow the business media, you will notice that they tend to exaggerate everything and take things out of context. Stocks don’t drop one percent, they “drop sharply”. Recent market declines are usually measured from the most recent peak – regardless of how recent or short-lived that peak was. If you left the design […]

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LinkStuff – ING Forum Edition

by Mike Holman

Last night I attended a financial panel at the ING cafe in downtown Toronto. I mainly went to say hello to Preet and meet Dan Bortolotti for the first time. It was pretty cool and I also met the other panel members Ellen Roseman from the Star as well as Rubina Ahmed-Haq. All in all […]

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LinkStuff – Big Fat European Union Edition

by Mike Holman

The big news dominating the business world is the problems surrounding the European Union – more specifically is Greece going to be in or out? It appears that Greece will stay in the union. Various European leaders have said that if Greece leaves, it will be a disaster. Without the help of the EU, Greece […]

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If You Could Buy A Gold-Plated Government Pension, Would You?

by Mike Holman

Workers who don’t have access to a defined benefit pension are often quite jealous of workers who do. We wish we had something similar, so that we wouldn’t have to worry about our retirement income. A defined benefit pension is where a worker makes regular mandatory contributions during their working career and then receives a […]

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