Archive for October 2011

Forget about Generation Y, Are we Generation F?

Given all the recent talk and hubbub about the Occupy Vancouver/Portland/San Francisco/ New York (insert big city here) movement, I started thinking about the current state of our economy and the dismal state of our current generation.  I know.  I’m being a Debbie Downer. I came across an interesting article in the local Vancouver magazine…

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The Magic of Compound Interest

Firstly I’d like to apologize to Canadian readers because I couldn’t find any pictures of Canadian money growing on trees LOL. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees and in the midst of the growing volatility and uncertainty that has plagued the global economy during recent years, the importance of compound interest has become more crucial…

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Why You Should Index Invest

With so many personal finance bloggers and newspaper columnists out there these days touting the benefits of index investing with low-cost ETFs it’s fairly likely you have come across the term at some point. Basically, it is a deceivingly simply investing method that allows investors to set up the equities portion of their investment portfolio…

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Top 6 Teenage Misconceptions about Money (and How to Set Them Straight)

Teenagers are infamous for wanting their independence but few realize just how much responsibility comes with being an adult, especially where finances are concerned. There is little in the way of financial education within the Canadian school system although measures are being taken to change that. Personal finance education is for the most part left…

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Enough With The Obsession With Credit Scores

I’m not sure what I did to deserve all these wonderful PF bloggers knocking down my door to guest post for me… so just want to say a big “THANKS!”.  Financial Uproar is one of my favourite blogs because he tells it like it is and he’s laugh-out-loud funny (especially when he does his Saturday…

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October Net Worth Update +0.8%

$134, 931 (+0.8%) I was super busy this month in terms of schoolwork so I think my spending was at a bare minimum (not even having time to grocery shop, really).  I also received my first reduced paycheque, the only consolation is that there is less tax when you’re earning next to nothing, which is…

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