Can You “Sweep Up” With Online Sweepstakes?

I read an article about the “Contest Queen,” aka Carolyn Wilman, who has won over $250,000 in prizes from entering sweepstakes. She has been a regular winner since 2004, with prizes ranging from a bottle of pop to a trip for four to the 2010 Vancouver...

Getting Personal: The Evolution Of Loyalty Programs

Scanning the weekly flyers and clipping coupons is a great Canadian tradition but – like the landline telephone, VCRs, and analog TV – coupons and flyers are on their way out. Retailers are moving their loyalty programs online and developing smart phone applications...

Home Buyer’s Regret?

A discussion on Rob Carrick’s Facebook page today started with a question about debt – how big a priority is it for you to reduce debt? Top priority Important, but not my main financial goal I’m chugging away at debt repayment, and that’s fine No debt I...

The Conflict Of Interest In Sales

There’s been a lot of talk recently about commissions (especially embedded fees) paid to financial professionals. In the past it was often hard to pin down just what financial advisers were making off their clients and how fees were calculated. Public pressure has...

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