Understanding No Medical Exam Insurance

You see it on TV.  No medical exam insurance.  No agent will call.  Less than a cup of coffee a day.  No burdensome medical exam.  Happy, well insured people! Surely it can’t be that easy though, is it?  If you can get life insurance with no medical exam, why...

Why Your Financial Plan Sucks

Everybody should have a financial plan. Very few people do. A scientific poll of me, my girlfriend, and our infant daughter reveals that only 33% of Canadians have a financial plan (margin of error of +/- 2.2%, 19 times out of 20). A financial plan is a broad sketch...

What I Learned From Working Retail

The retail industry faces monumental challenges when it comes to getting customers to shop and purchase.  With so much competition for your dollar, retailers use means to manipulate the consumer into further purchases with products, pricing and placement. Pricing Sale...

Why I Bought Out My Car Lease

I made the final lease payment on my 2007 Hyundai Tucson a few weeks ago.  Next week I’m going to the dealership with a cheque for $10,000 to buy out the car lease.  The vehicle is still in great shape, and with only 74,000 kilometres on it, I plan on driving it for...

Weekend Reading: Blog Update Edition

I’ve been tinkering with the blog a lot lately, trying to find the optimal posting schedule as well as fixing some problems we were having with our site. When we moved to a Monday, Wednesday Friday posting schedule, that meant our weekly link round-up was making...

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