Succession Planning

With the recent announcement of Jim Shaw stepping down as CEO of cable giant Shaw Communications and handing the reigns over to his brother Bradley, succession planning seems to be in the spotlight these days. Jim Shaw led the company that his father JR Shaw founded...

Telemarketing Scams

It has always puzzled me why seemingly intelligent people can fall for telemarketing scams and lies from people they have never met or even spoken to.  Just because someone spins a somewhat believable story online or on the phone doesn’t mean that it’s true, and most...

Forecasting Income And Expenses

I believe that using a personal budget is one of the most effective ways to gain control of your finances.  You can’t possibly begin to reduce your debt and build your net worth unless you know exactly how much money is coming in and how much money is going out....

My Brand New Car: Part Two

My post last week on my new car purchase brought up some interesting observations (and a few not-so-nice comments, thank you very much) and it’s obvious that the purchase of new vs. used vehicles is quite a controversial topic with decidedly strong opinions on both...

My Brand New Car

I recently purchased a brand new car.  I know what you’re going to say: I wasted my money, that I lost at least $3000 the minute I drove it off the lot, that I could have got a better deal with a used car, blah blah blah.  I don’t care. Normally, I would have bought a...

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