List/Grid Yearly Archives: 2011

Think about making a “Stop Doing” list for 2012

2012 is just around the corner.  It’s the time of year when people tend to craft New Year’s resolutions and then gut them out for 12 months.  If you’re anything like me, your list of resolutions can read more like a generic to-do list. Exercise more (like more cardio) Eat better (meaning, eat less potato chips) Learn something new (like software code) Pay down debt (kill the mortgage faster) In the past, I’ve attempted to “get better” by “doing more”.  As I get older, I realize this doesn’t have to be the case. If anything, ...

Mid-Week Reading – Holiday Wrap Edition

A Very Happy Holidays Friends! I hope you had a great Christmas.   Comes and goes SO fast doesn’t it?  All the lead up to the big day and then, poof…gone for another 12 months.  Amazing how the time goes.   Regardless how fast the time flies, I still feel like a kid around Christmas every year.  I hope I always do I might not get to posting my usual Weekend Reading blogpost later this week, so I thought I’d offer you a list of great articles I’ve read over the last week or so.  Some articles have a holiday ...

‘Twas the night before Christmas…Personal finance and bloggers edition

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when throughout the blogosphere, Not a creature was stirring, not even Dividend Ninja – oh dear! The stockings were hung by The Wealthy Canadian with care, In hopes that Rob Carrick (err, St. Nicholas) soon would be there.   As Canadian Capitalist’s children nestled into their beds, Visions of ETFs danced in their heads. With mamma in her ‘kerchief and Big Cajun Man in his cap, They just closed their blog for a brief winter’s nap.   When over on Moneyville there arose such a clatter, Boomer ...

Winter Update – 2011 Personal Finance and Investing Goals – The Final Chapter!

“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” Sir Edmund Hillary - New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, he and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. From Bobby Orr (photo above) to Sir Edmund Hillary, it’s important to have goals.  I know my fellow bloggers feel the same as well.  ...

Weekend Reading – Household debt, giving back and more edition

Well, we all knew it I guess.  Now we have some new stats to prove it.   Canadians have set a new record for household debt. Our household debt burden has surpassed levels of both the United States and the United Kingdom.  Should Canadians be worried?  Are you worried? In the Globe and Mail article I read, the concern is that any sudden negative event – such as a jump in unemployment, falling house prices or rising interest rates – could put many thousands of families in financial stress.   Falling house prices in particular, I don’t ...

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