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5 Personal Finance Terms You Need to Know

I am a big believer in the idea that we should all be more comfortable talking about money and finances. It’s difficult to improve...
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Financial Advisors Are Incentivized to Ignore You

People who have access to a financial advisor have better financial outcomes. Charles Schwab conducted a survey of the financial behaviors of people who...
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The Great Latte Debate

One of the fiercest debates in personal finance is over your morning coffee routine. People have extremely strong opinions about whether you should spend...
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Why Buying a New Car Makes More Sense than Buying Used

You’ve thought about it and ruled out walking, public transportation, Ubers, and even renting a car only when you must. None of that works...

Christmas Survival Guide: For Your Finances

The holiday season is one of my favourite times of the year. Even though we only have about 8 hours of sunlight a day...
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Skoolie Sweet Skoolie: How A School Bus Conversion Could Be Your Next Home

“Skoolie living” refers to people who convert school buses (known as “skoolies”) into habitable tiny homes for a fraction of the cost of purchasing...

4 Offbeat Hacks To Keep Your Holiday Spending In Check

One of my favorite parts of gift-giving is shopping for the perfect item, so avoiding the stores this time of year is not an...
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Here’s How to Shock-Proof Your Retirement Plan (Once You Have One…)

Dad was several years older than Mom, and toward the end of their lives, in poorer health than hers. I tried asking Mom if they...
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The 100-year old book that’s still a valuable guide to personal finance

Almost a century ago, in 1926, George S Clason published his widely acclaimed book, The Richest Man in Babylon. The ‘twist’ is that the...

The Saving Rate: A Shame-Breaking Solution

Has the shame of never having "enough" to save prevented you from saving at all? I feel your pain. In fact, if you and I...