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Rob Carrick is the go to guy at the Globe and Mail for personal finance writing. He seems to becoming more and more prolific each passing month. He writes regularly for the Globe, both online and in print, and maintains a very relevant and happening Facebook fan page which generates lots of useful discussion and commentary. Recently...
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Still on vacation, but keeping up with my reading of my favorite personal finance writers. Today’s featured article appeared recently on the brilliant Retire Happy blog by Jim Yih. He invited Frank Flynn to write a guest post on the subject of how to seek relief from crushing tax debts. Here is the link to this very useful and...
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I suscribe to many personal finance blog feeds, and today I received one from a USA blog called MintLife. Being a certified credit counselor myself, the title caught my eye. It was written by John Ulzheimer, who is the President of Consumer Education at SmartCredit.com, the credit blogger forMint.com, and a contributor for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. ...
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It’s interesting how quickly we forgot the ravages of the recession which swept the world in 2008. yet here we are, three years later, wondering if recent history is about to repeat itself. After struggling with its ‘debt ceiling’ for weeks in Congress, the Obama administration recently suffered the ignominy of having the U.S. Government’s...
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Most bloggers go through an initial phase where they write reams of content, but actually have a very small audience. The hope is one day their site will become “sticky”, and a regular, faithful readership will evolve over time. That’s the nature of the beast. However, it can mean that some of our best stuff...
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Hi Ross, I just love what you do for people. Here is my question. I have no credit card debt, but I have an unsecured line of credit with my bank for 5.50% – variable interest with Scotia. The amount I have outstanding is $31,000. Both my wife’s and my credit is good. I would...
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Here are the articles I found this week which I think maybe interesting for my readers. Hope you enjoy! Clare at Young and Thrifty writes about how it can be tiring if you are frugal all the time, and that it is ok to splurge now and then. Rob Carrick at the Globe and Mail gives us a lesson...
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Here are this week’s articles which deserve a broader audience. They cover topics such as how much do you need to retire, credit cards for small business owners, achieving financial bliss in a second marriage, the last minute RESP, investing in TFSA’s as a student, and finally a primer on bonds. Fabulously Broke points out that retirement...
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Dear Ross  Recently a friend asked me many questions about LIRA’s and LIF’s, and I did not know how to answer him. Seems this is more complex than RRSP’s and RRIF”s. Can you help? Whenever I am asked a question about something I don’t deal with everyday, I look to see if I know a...
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