Articles on Finance

People know f$&@! all about credit and credit scores

I am completely flabbergasted, but not shocked at how little people know about credit cards, credit scores and so on. The misconceptions of what cards […]

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Ask Sherry: How do you get your focus back again and get back on your feet?

You asked, and I am answering every Friday once I have enough questions! You can ask any question using the form here. What are bad […]

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I’m afraid to say this. I feel like I am going to be a failure again.

So.. New year… has come upon us. I know it sounds weird to consider myself a ‘failure’ (you’re all eye rolling now, I know), but […]

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Investing Series: What exactly is the Stock Exchange? (Video)

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Ever wanted to know how the stock exchange works in general? This is a SUPER simple and […]

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How much should you contribute to your kid’s education fund (RESP) in Canada?

An Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) which functions a lot like an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). Brief Overview of Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) […]

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The Canadian Financial ‘Money Things To Do’ Checklist for Each and Every Year

Here’s my short checklist of financial money management I do before the end of the year to prepare for the next. It is not everything […]

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Investing Series: Why I don’t hold huge market-cap stocks individually in my trading account

Liquid Independence recently blogged about how Google (GOOG) went up 13% and is now trading above the $1000 per share mark, and while I am […]

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Should we all just live like we’re poor?

That’s the way I feel, every time I read or hear someone gasp: OH MY GOD that is SO expensive. I could spend that $700 […]

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How much should you save each year for retirement? The rule of 30

I’ve written before about a Fidelity benchmark floating around on how much you should save for retirement, but here’s another benchmark via Yahoo from Jim Otar […]

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Investing Series: Warren Buffett’s favourite metrics: ROE versus ROCE (Return on Equity and Return on Capital Employed)

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Warren Buffett is a legendary investor, and he uses these two particular metrics to take a look […]

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