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Why You Shouldn't Pay for your Lottery Ticket with your Credit Card

Mr. youngandthrifty kindly bought me a scratch and win lottery ticket a few months back. It was one of those expensive $20 scratch and win tickets that has a 1/3 chance of winning (I didn't win by the way). He paid for it with his credit card at one of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation…

One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch Book Review and Giveaway

One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market was a book I got on Amazon.ca.  I didn't know that it was going to be so wee in size when it came in the mail.  It's quite cute- like a pocket book!  It's the Miniature Edition…

Cohabitation Agreements and Living Together Common Law- What you Need to Know

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, I would like to delve into the very unromantic subject of Cohabitation Agreements.  Buying a house or moving in together might not sound like the biggest of deals, but it's important to know the rules going into the deal – in order to avoid finding them out the…

The “Other” Investments…and the Three Financial Advisers

In my monthly net worth updates, I categorize my assets into stocks, cash, RRSPs, TFSA,  and other, to name a few.  In this month's net worth update,  Investing Newbie wanted to know what my “Other” investments are. Well to answer that question, I'm going to tell you a story of how NOT to invest.  So…

youngandthrifty Net Worth Update: March 2010

Net Worth: March 2010 (up 4.4% booooyahhh) $85,414 Maybe it's good karma, but this month's net worth calculation falls nicely after the markets were on an upswing for the past few days (remember last month's net worth calculation? The  market was completely rollercoaster-like for a bit, almost made me nauseated). Okay, so here’s the breakdown:

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