Apr 102014

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to get stock tips or have investing ideas delivered to your email. I’m also on The Twitter.Thanks for visiting!Tweet Like a lot of you, I’m a fan of CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den. I’m such a fan that I once snuck in and watched them filming an episode. Spoiler alert: it was hi-larious. Everyone was walking around in their underpants. Water guns were being squirted. People’s faces were meeting pies. It was exactly what you’d expect from a Three Stooges episode. Read More [...]

Apr 092014

Tweet Well, well, well. Finally, the end to the contest none of you really wanted is upon us. 14 powerful and attractive women have been thrown to the trash heap, used as nothing but pawns for our amusement. If they knew this competition existed, they might shrug and say “meh.” No, they’d be undoubtedly crushed. And why wouldn’t they? After all, the ladies on CNBC each make a couple of million per year, even more if they get one of the plum gigs during the afternoon. Apparently Fox Business paid Read More [...]

Apr 092014

Tweet Each year, millions of American consumers decide it’s fun to get up at 3am after eating their Thanksgiving turkey, and camp out for two hours to save $150 on a TV. Yes, I’m talking about Black Friday, which is enough of a thing that every single personal finance blogger in the world came out and said how stupid it is, even though spending two hours in line to save $150 is a pretty effective use of your time if you were going to buy a TV anyway. Don’t mind Read More [...]

Apr 082014

Tweet We’re gonna talk about credit cards today. Specifically, the MBNA SmartCash Mastercard. But more on that in a minute. If you’re anything like me, you’re spending far too much time on the interwebz making bad jokes and not enough time on things like showering and putting on pants. God, you sicken me. And if you’re like me, you’ve still got the same credit card since you first signed up for one as an 18 year old. Oh, what a great time that was. You couldn’t talk to girls without Read More [...]

Apr 082014

Tweet For profit colleges have been the punch line of jokes for years, mostly from me. I have a buddy who went to DeVry, and actually was happy with his experience. He was able to take a four year degree in three years, since they give him all of three weeks off in the summer. It wasn’t ideal from an income generating perspective, but he was happy to be done with school a year earlier than the rest of our graduating class. As student loan debt has spiraled out of Read More [...]

Apr 072014

Tweet Just in time for the final of the NCAA version of this tournament – which is pretty clearly just a copy of this, but it’s okay – we’re onto the final four. You’re only two days away from this thing being over forever, meaning we can get back to some alternate content making fun of emergency funds. Or something. Let’s just get this over with. The Canadian part of the bracket wasn’t very exciting, as Catherine Murray rolled over her opponent with all the might of a person who Read More [...]

Apr 072014

Tweet Anyone from Toronto is familiar with Brad J. Lamb (the “j” stands for jacka- you know what? Never mind), the owner of Brad J. Lamb Realty, because we all know guys like Brad always name companies after themselves. Lamb’s brokerage is one of the leaders in Toronto’s inner-city condo market, his agents have moved more than $1 billion worth of condos. He was also featured in a reality TV show called Big City Broker, which was mostly just an excuse for Brad to brag about how many condos everyone Read More [...]

Apr 062014

Tweet The people I follow on Twitter are divided approximately as follows: 50% other finance bloggers/people 10% random celebrities 10% people who crack me up 30% sports bloggers One of the sports bloggers I follow started tweeting about this 2048 game, created by some 19 year-old Italian kid. I resisted for weeks, before I was finally sucked into the void. The whole point of the game is to match numbers so they double, starting with 2 and eventually getting your way up to 2048. And once you try once, you Read More [...]

Apr 052014

Tweet I’ve been doing a little bit of writing for a Motley Fool, since apparently I am in demand as some sort of writeer type guy. If you’d like typos and bad grammar on your website, then I’m your man. You can send me an electronic mail message at financialuproar [at] gmail [dot] com. I also accept faxes and if you’d like my beeper number I can hook you up. Fun fax story: once my dad sent a fax for some reason that I now forget to the office I Read More [...]

Apr 042014

Tweet Well, it’s Friday morning and I’m running a little behind. So instead of a brand new post, you get this one recycled from December, 2010. That was a while ago, and I bet even if you’ve already read it, you won’t remember. So sit back, relax, and arouse your eyeballs. It’s on entitlement. — My buddy Andrew Hallam posted an absolutely terrific post on entitlement called The Toughest Financial Challenge of All. It’s the best post I’ve read on the subject since, well, ever. While Andrew’s post focuses on the children of Read More [...]

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