Mar 11

Approximate your retirement number

The first half of one's investing life is devoted to accumulating the nest egg. The second half is typically about spending…

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Feb 18

Investing “Serious” and “Mad” Money

There are two main types of investment buckets. “Serious" money and “mad" money come to mind. The "serious" one is the long-term…

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Feb 13

Zigging One Day, Zagging the Next

"Be ready for markets to move quickly in either direction, at any time. It is the reality of the investing…

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Sep 16

RRIF Tips 2013

It's time to start paying special attention to RRIFs. Even if you don't need one yet. RRIFs are income withdrawal plans, while…

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Sep 9

Estimate Your Retirement Projection

Periodic surveys continue to suggest that investors are not totally prepared for retirement. Hence, two simple questions to contemplate: Are you now…

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Aug 26

Last Call To Lend Cash at 1% To

The current 1% prescribed rate will most likely rise to 2% on October 1, 2013. Time is running short to lock…

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Aug 2

Digging Deeper into Disappointing US Jobs

US data for July is a disappointing 162,000 jobs. Well below expectations. Unemployment rate dropped to 7.4% because people left the work…

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Jul 22

Pressure To Perform, Quarter After Quarter

If a business does well, the stock eventually follows." ~ Warren Buffett Markets are in the midst of sifting earnings and future…

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Jun 24

Global Retreat

Global market fears keep testing investor resolve. Contrarians see long-term buying opportunities. China's Shanghai index is in bear market territory. Gold and silver…

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Jun 20

Surviving Today’s Topsy Turvy Times of Investing

"Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it." — Doug Larson, English racer (1902…

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Jun 17

Do You Suffer From Biased Investing?

It's time to temporarily step out of our shell and poke a little fun back at ourselves. The goal is…

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Jun 7

US Jobs Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

US jobs data for May is a so-so 175,000. A number not too hot, not too cold. One month data does not…

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Jun 3

Planning Priorities For Small Business Owners

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority." ~William Arthur Ward (1921…

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May 21

Three “Must” Principles of Investing

"Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it." — Doug Larson, English racer (1902…

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May 6

Investing Amid Near Zero Returns

US and Canadian yields to maturity for 10-year bonds are near 1.7%. Similarly, 30-year bond yields hover under 3%. Not exactly returns…

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Apr 22

Think and Invest Like a Pension Plan

Markets have found volatility again after an excellent first quarter. Creating the traditional wall of worry. Let’s turn to pension plan practices…

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Apr 16

The Authorities Want Us To ‘Believe’ In The

The suppression of the silver and gold prices seems rather natural if you desire the masses to buy into our…

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Apr 15

Dealing With Large Lotto Winnings

Some people are fortunate to win large sums from a lottery. The latest are four families in Western Canada. The winners have…

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Mar 20

US Fed in Perspective

Let's put the US Fed predicament in perspective for investors: We want the US Fed to curtail its QE buying program…

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