Posted on February 26, 2012
It is scary to me that people will spend a full evening sitting in front of the boob tube watching Hollywood celebrate the year of moving pictures, but people do not sit down and take an evening to go through their own financial picture.
What does your financial movie look like? Is it a docudrama on how not to behave? Is it a comedy – of errors like many? Is it a tragedy – you feel that you are a lost cause? What type of movie is it?
Posted on February 18, 2012
According to Wiarton Willie, spring will be here soon and with it will come the onset of the wedding season. Soon the shelves at your corner convenience store and at the major bookstores will be covered with magazines touting the latest wedding fashions and fads. If you cannot wait, then you can sit in front of the boob tube and watch TV programs like, “Say Yes to the Dress”. So if you are not getting married yourself, you are likely to know someone who is ‘tying the knot’ this year.
Those of us who are married often get asked for some sage advice so here is mine:
Posted on February 2, 2012
The following is an article outlining the changes that are coming this year for CPP.
6 big Canada Pension Plan changes coming in 2012
New rules could affect retirement planning.
By CBC News | CBC – Wed, 1 Feb, 2012 7:46 AM EST
Last week in a speech in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lit a political powder keg when he hinted at possible changes to Old Age Security benefits.
Posted on January 26, 2012
For as long as I can remember, it has been drilled into my head that it is better to own than to rent. So I delved into the housing market as early as I could at age 23. That lasted for two years before I had to move into the basement of my parents’ house - wife, son and all. Did I make a mistake getting into the market? I did not think so at that time, but as I have gained some wisdom over the last twenty-two years, I realize that I did make a few mistakes and so I hope to pass them onto you to help prevent you from making the same mistakes.
Posted on January 19, 2012
What to expect?
Normally I am not one to prognosticate on where the economy or markets are heading, but I found myself feeling inundated by the pundits over the last few weeks as we embark on 2012. So I thought, why not put a few words together for those who care to listen … so here it goes.
Are we dead in the water?
I don’t believe we are at all. I remember back a few years ago when I stopped listening to the radio as everything from the propaganda machines was negative. I listened to the radio on the way to work today.