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Dear Ross I am having great trouble using my Aeroplan reward points. I was offered a round trip to OZ this morning via Tokyo and Beijing for the bargain price of 1.4 MILLION Aeroplan points!!!!!  Not even all Business class 2 economy and 1 BC leg…whew! As you know, a business class reward to OZ ...
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Don’t waste money you can never get it back once it’s spent. My sixteen year old son works at a pizza store. He told me how many people will order 4 or 6 cans of pop with their pizza order – adding several dollars to their bill. He said, “Dad I don’t understand why they...
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No matter how little you make, you need to regularly save some money. The reason “pay yourself first” works is because you treat your savings plan with the same respect and importance you attach to your rent or car payment. You consider your savings plan a highly important monthly bill which must be honored no...
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I follow many writers in the world of personal finance – not all are listed below. These guys write in a style or about topics which I think are of interest to my personal audience. It is hard to be all things to all people, so most of we bloggers settle on one or two...
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My sons Mike and Max were out driving around town last week when their car made some funny sounds and ground to a complete stop in the middle of a busy intersection. No signs of life, just an ominous sound when the key was turned. Sounded like a busted alternator. Towed it to our friendly...
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Now that I have officially entered the world of social media marketing, I am coming across fellow bloggers and commentators I did not previously know about. Today while “tweeting” I found Boomer and Echo, and this useful blog entry on paying for post secondary education.
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A few secrets of financial success This is intended to be a basic primer for setting you on the right course for financial strength throughout your life. As you become more and more successful, you will seek out more sophisticated information – and there’s lots of that widely available in books, newspapers, and on the...
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Dear Ross – my teenage daughter has signed an apartment lease – help! From: Angie Sent: May-02-11 8:08 PM To: Daddy Subject: In a pickle… Hi Daddy, I need to ask you a really big favour.  I got myself into a bind. I don’t know if I have mentioned this to you but I was seriously considering moving to...
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Canada’s population continues to grow each year, fed primarily by an influx of new immigrants from far off countries. Often, one or two members of a large family arrive first; establish a beachhead, then begin the process of sponsoring relatives (parents, spouses, kids, etc.) into the country to establish residency. The federal government wants to...
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This article appeared in the Dec 09 Financial Post – yet another harbinger of doom over our profligate spending ways; our racking up consumer debt, and our “irresponsible” mortgage terms. John Greenwood, Financial Post · Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Some of Canada’s top bank executives are growing increasingly uncomfortable with the level of debt Canadians are taking...
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