Apr 112014
 

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 There are at least a billion (not even close, but let’s go with it) old posts in my archives, and nobody ever bothers to read them. They get lonely all tucked away down there. So every Friday afternoon, you’re all going to be treated to a blast from the past. TakeĀ it away, guy who used to be me. First off, a disclaimer Read More [...]

Apr 112014
 

Tweet I have a theory that a full 95% of people who live in large cities don’t bother to take advantage of the amenities that city has to offer. Take, for example, the handsome devil writing this post. HEY THAT’S ME! (fist pumps) I enjoy having access to all the stores I could ever want and a whole bunch of different food choices, even if those choices will eventually cripple me and I just go to the same pizza place I went to last week. They have breadsticks. It’s Little Read More [...]

Apr 102014
 

Tweet Excuse me for a minute, I’m just going to rip off a lot of this post from the Globe and Mail, the fine place of journalistic integrity that managed to convince me to pay for unlimited access like some sort of chump and/or chumpette. It’s about value investing, because everything around here is about value investing. And boobs. (You might not be able to access that without a membership to that particular website. Sucka.) Don’t worry, I’ll quote enough of it to you to get the gist. Study after Read More [...]

Apr 102014
 

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. No, it wasn’t. I largely made up that last paragraph for your comedic amusement. I know. You are SHOCKED. As the show has evolved, various wealthy people 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 [...]