Toronto Real Estate Is Nuts: Edition 5,028

Toronto Real Estate Is Nuts: Edition 5,028

Over the years, I’ve said plenty about overvalued real estate in Canada, especially in Toronto and Vancouver. In a post some said was my finest ever (thanks, three readers!), I wrote a whole bunch of words about how Canadian real estate is way, way, way... read more

Product Review: Oaken Financial GICs

Because hey, even though GICs yields approximately 0.0009%, maybe some of you want to buy them. Remember back in the day when you used to be able to get upwards of 4% (GASP!) on GICs? Pepperidge Farms does. And so does your boy Nelly. But that ain’t going to... read more

A Peek Inside Nelson’s TFSA

So y’all like financial voyeurism, huh? YOU SICK FREAKS STOP LOOKING IN MY WINDOW. Today’s post will be quick, since instead of writing it yesterday like a good blogger I went to the grand metropolis of Great Falls, Montana over the weekend. Because hey,... read more

Be Prepared For Crummy Returns Going Forward

It’s been good to be a stock market investor since 2009. Orgasmically good, actually. OH PISS OFF DICTIONARY THAT’S TOTALLY A WORD. According to this fancy calculator, the ETFs that track the S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, and TSX Composite Indexes are up... read more

How To Win a Multiple Offer Situation

Back when I wrote about buying a house, I promised I’d tell you kids how I managed to navigate a multiple offer situation. And unlike that time your dad promised he was just going out for cigarettes only to never return, I actually plan to deliver. Firstly,... read more

Why More Student Loan Debt is a Good Thing

According to most everyone in the personal finance blog-o-net, student loan debt is worse than the latest Melissa McCarthy movie. Oh stop pretending she’s done anything good since 2013. This is an actual shot from her latest movie, The Boss, which I had the... read more


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It’s Never Been Easier To Put Money Away in RESPs

You guys might think us here at the Financial Uproar machine (138 HORSES OF PURE POWER, BABY!) are somewhat anti-child. After all, I penned a piece back in the day saying you’ll probably end up richer if you don’t have kids. Saying that, there are plenty...

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How To Start A Profitable Blog

If you’ll allow me to sound like a sentimental wuss for a second, let me tell y’all the difference blogging has made in my life. A few years ago, I met another personal finance blogger on the Twitter, making her one of three people who actually thought my... read more

19+ Personal Finance Books Every Canadian Should Read

Let me start off this post with a bit of a scandalous statement. I know, WHAT A SURPRISE, huh? Most personal finance books are trash. Okay, they’re not trash. It’s just that if you’re an intermediate or advanced student of the subject, most will be... read more

Texture by Next Issue Review

As I’ve mentioned approximately 6,395 times before (author’s estimate, but I’m pretty sure it’s right), you need to read a ton if you’re going to be a successful investor. Personally, I read at least a couple hours a day, and maybe even... read more

30 Life Lessons Learned In My First 30 Years

I turned 31 a couple of weeks ago, meaning I’ve officially completed 30 trips around the sun. I’d like to say those 30 trips were glorious and filled with more life lessons than a decade of manning the patent office with Einstein, but they weren’t.... read more

The Gender Pay Gap Is Largely A Myth

These days, it’s probably the best time in history to be born without a penis. Women are free to choose any path they’d like, a privilege really only granted over the last generation. Women can have all the casual relations they’d like, with minimal... read more

How I Saved $256.48 On My Las Vegas Hotel

And the best part is, I haven’t even showed up yet. Which should give you a pretty big hint about what I did. Every year since 2010 I’ve made the trip down south to the glitz and glamour of Sin City. I like the food, the constant buzz of The Strip, the... read more

Go Ahead, Take That Loan From Your Parents

Yes, you read that title right. Even though accepting said loan will turn you into one of these. Imagine the following scenario. You’ve spent a little beyond your means over the past few years, and now you owe $15,000 in credit card debt. Because you’re an... read more

How Your Emergency Fund Will Cost You $149,816.73

What the what? $149,816? I could, like, pay Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to have a threesome with me for that much money. I could travel to Antarctica, capture a penguin, and then eat it when it inevitably dies. (I’m assuming it tastes like chicken) I could pay... read more

That Time I Almost Went To Work For Investor’s Group

Sometimes people (usually women, let’s face it) like to think about how their lives would have been different if they had made some different decisions. What would have happened if they’d pursued that relationship? How different would life have become if... read more

Buy Assets Instead Of Going To College

If you’ve been paying attention, I’m kind of anti-college around here. I believe that college should be path to get to a specific career. If you want to be a nurse, or a teacher, or an engineer, or a crap-ton of other things, then your path will need to go... read more