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  Is there such a thing as a guaranteed rate of return? There seems to be a trend for people to “flock to safety” by buying certificates of deposit (CDs) or their Canadian equivalent, guaranteed investment certificates (GICs). There is no risk if a capital loss, at least in nominal terms.   However, money is […]

39 Comments Kevin on May 9th 2012

Last year, I wrote about 3 Unconventional Investment Moves to Make in 2011. This was a look at a few unconventional investment moves that went against the grain of common wisdom at the time. When the herd is running in one direction, it might be for a good reason, but sometimes, there are benefits to running […]

14 Comments Kevin on Feb 20th 2012

Last week, I talked about the three stages of financial despair. We all want to get out of the rat race, but before we get there, we need to get out of the hole and onto level ground. Financial freedom Financial independence is one of my life-long dreams. I don’t really believe in the “traditional […]

59 Comments Kevin on Dec 12th 2011

This is a guest post by Mathieu Bouville, PhD What on Earth is the CAPE? The price-earnings ratio (P/E) is a common tool for valuing a stock or a group of stock (such as an index). A difficulty is that there are multiple choices for the earnings. One generally uses forecasts, but these are basically […]

25 Comments Guest on Oct 5th 2011

The following is a guest post by Great Credit Score. As economic uncertainty dominates the news, the price of gold continues to maintain its high price. In fact gold has spiked so significantly since the 2008 mortgage crisis that most experts think it could be looked at as nothing less than a bubble (especially in […]

18 Comments Guest on Sep 30th 2011

The following is a guest post by Rob Bennett, who writes at A Rich Life. Most people think of stocks as being “risky.” But not too risky. Most people think it is prudent to go with a stock allocation of 60 percent, 70 percent, or even 80 percent. They cannot think of stocks as being […]

52 Comments Guest on Sep 21st 2011

The price of gold has recently been shooting through the roof. As of the time of this writing gold is hovering near $1870. It seems like only a short while ago when I was wondering if $1500 was near. What’s going on with the price of gold? Is this the beginning of a mania phase […]

29 Comments Kevin on Aug 22nd 2011

Me: Baby, how much should I save, and why? Her: How much? A lot. Why? To make me happy. We each have our own reasons for saving… what are yours? How much should I save, and why? Before we can answer this question, we need to ask another question: What is my time preference? In […]

44 Comments Kevin on Aug 17th 2011

The following is a guest post by JT McGee of MoneyMamba: Adam’s Golf (ADGF) is the micro-cap of all micro capitalization stocks—you could buy the company outright for just over $42 million dollars. But while its small size may be threatening to some, it is important to remember that sometimes the biggest earners come in the […]

20 Comments Guest on Apr 14th 2011

It was only last year that I wrote a post about the Canadian dollar hitting parity, something that was quite a feat considering that it was digging around 60-70 cents back in the early 2000s. Parity is exciting to Canadians, because it makes us feel that our dollar has real purchasing power, and at the […]

35 Comments Kevin on Apr 12th 2011

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