Top Financial Stories And Events Of 2014

2014 had some attention-grabbing financial stories that are no doubt being featured in most business news year-end recaps. Here are some random events that I found of interest. 1. Burger King gobbles up Tim Hortons Canadian’s beloved Tim Hortons chain agreed to a...

Net Worth Update: 2014 Year-End Review

I like to take a snapshot of my finances twice a year in order to see how my financial plan is progressing and whether or not I’m meeting my goals. These net worth updates are encouraging because they reveal how the compounding power of savings and debt reduction add...

Weekend Reading: Christmas Break Edition

With 2014 quickly winding down I wanted to publish one more edition of weekend reading before we break for Christmas.  We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas holiday, and we’ll be back to our regular schedule the week of December 29th. Value of...

When Stretching To Buy A Home Makes Financial Sense

The real estate market in Canada has been the subject of much opinion and speculation over the last five years as prices continue to rise to new heights. Houses are over-priced, but by how much? Should prospective buyers wait for a crash before jumping into the...

How Do You Define Affordability?

A TV commercial for a local credit union features people discussing finances at a “round table.” One man comments, “It depends on how you define affordability?” Huh?? Is it affordable? Tanya sees a great sale on a designer scarf for $200. This brand almost never goes...

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