Do You Always Get What You Pay For?

“This $6 bottle of wine tastes awful.” “What did you expect – you get what you pay for.” It’s true, in most circumstances, that the quality of products and services increases as the price increases. You get what you pay for. When...

38 Thoughts On Turning 38

I turned 38 today and I wanted to share some random thoughts about money and life, along with some lessons I’ve learned along the way. 38 thoughts on money and life 1. Start the habit of saving when you’re young – I started putting money away for...

Weekend Reading: Longevity Risk Edition

Longevity risk, or the risk of outliving your money, is the biggest threat facing the majority of retirees. As gold-plated company pensions slowly disappear, millions of Canadians must carefully manage their retirement nest-eggs (on their own, or with the help of an...

Why You Should Avoid Mortgage Life Insurance

If you own your home, chances are you were offered mortgage life insurance from your bank. This type of insurance is sold by the banks as a flexible, low-cost way to protect one of your largest financial obligations. If you die, get a terminal illness, or suffer an...

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