Comparing Your Net Worth

Do you ever wonder what others are doing with their finances and where they stand? My usual, rather pessimistic, thought is that I’m not doing nearly as well as my peers. I came across this calculator on CNN Money that gave a median net worth comparison for income and...

Does International Diversification Still Work?

Many people are saying that since all stock markets went down in 2007 – 2009, international diversification doesn’t work anymore. How is it supposed to help you when everything is falling apart? Does it even work? Is it worth the trouble? I’ll show you a few examples...

Weekend Reading: Eric and Ilsa Edition

Meet Eric and Ilsa, the Vancouver couple who broke the internet last week when their Financial Facelift feature in the Globe and Mail went off the rails. It started with sketchy details – Eric, a physician, made $200,000 working one day a week at a clinic, plus...

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