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,...

Checking These 5 Financial Websites Every Day Will Make You Richer

The world of personal finance is filled with approximately 530,382,091 blogs, each unique in its own special way. Even the debt blogs. Hell, especially the debt blogs. Some of these are good, some are terrible, and most are somewhere in between. But since we naturally...

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...

The Important Finance Lesson I Learned From The Bush Family

I’ve taken to listening to audio books while on the elliptical. For a while I watched TV, but I found I wouldn’t want to waste mental energy to figure out what’s on. So I’d end up watching whatever sport was going on at that time. Which is...

The Canadian Guide To Whether You Should Incorporate

It all started about a year ago. Actually, probably longer ago than that, most likely. I’m not good at using calendars. I still think it’s 1952. In an effort to save taxes, I started looking into the benefits of incorporating my small business. I liked the...

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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