Engen’s Annual Letter To Householders

Engen’s Annual Letter To Householders

Inspired by Warren Buffett’s folksy wisdom in his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders I decided to write my own letter. I don’t have any shareholders so this letter is written to my family, or my householders. Alas, I don’t expect anyone to make...

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...

Banks Behaving Badly

The media has been all abuzz lately about the Big-5 Banks and the shady practices they are using to dupe unsuspecting customers. I was approached twice by CBC for an interview which I declined both times. The reason? First of all, the mere thought of appearing on live...

Banking On A High Pressure Sales Culture

Canada’s big five banks continue to post record profits and the pressure to achieve ever-increasing sales targets has filtered its way down to the front line. Three TD Bank tellers went to CBC Go Public and explained how the bank’s high-pressure sales culture has them...

The Case For A Universal Canadian Drug Program

A recent CBC the fifth estate report featured the current high cost of prescription drugs in Canada. A growing number of advocates (including CARP) would like to see a national drug program become a reality. Canada is the only country in the world that has a universal...

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