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If You Can

Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly – If You Can

Avid readers of this site might already know one of my favourite financial books is The Investor’s Manifesto by William Bernstein.  Bernstein is a best selling financial author and was a practicing neurologist.  Needless to say he is very bright and his books are witty and fun to read, yes, a financial book can be fun to read.   Recently, Bernstein released a short ebook entitled If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly.  I recall a few weeks ago this book was free a limited period of time but it’s still cheap for the frugal folks ...
Travel Hacking

Travel Hacking Your Way to Savings and Deals – Giveaway

Who doesn’t love travelling?  Who doesn’t love to save money, earn rewards and take advantage of great deals when travelling?  That’s what I thought. Travel hacking sounds like computer hacking, something bad, something you’ll get caught for.  On the contrary, travel hacking is a very good thing and something you’ll want to do, often.  A new book by Steve Zussino will show you how. Steve Zussino has been showing Canadians how to get deals for years.  He co-founded Grocery Alerts Canada with his wife Lina, sharing how to shrink your ...
Thinking Fast and Slow

My takeaways from Thinking Fast and Slow

“As we navigate our lives, we normally allow ourselves to be guided by impressions and feelings, and the confidence we have in our intuitive beliefs and preferences is usually justified.  But not always.  We are often confident even when we are wrong, and an objective observer is more likely to detect our errors than we are.” -Daniel Kahneman, brilliant author of Thinking Fast and Slow, Nobel Prize winner. Thinking Fast and Slow is an interesting (and technical book) by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman that collates Kahneman’s current ...
Peter Hodson

My Own Advisor Interview with Peter Hodson – Part 2

Welcome back folks, to Part 2 of my interview with Peter Hodson, former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management LP, Editor of Canadian MoneySaver and CEO of 5i Research.  You can find Part 1 here. Thanks again for sharing your perspectives and experience with my readers Peter, let’s get back to the questions… My Own Advisor:  What’s your take on Canadian real estate these days? We are not concerned about a real estate bubble. The economic picture in Canada is OK, and interest rates should stay low enough to keep investors interested in ...
Peter Hodson

My Own Advisor Interview with Peter Hodson – Part 1

With 30 years of investment experience, a founding partner of Synergy Mutual Funds (acquired by CI Financial in 2003), former Chairman of Sprott Asset Management LP, Editor of Canadian MoneySaver and CEO of 5i Research, Peter Hodson has a lot to share.  Read on for Part 1 in my interview with Peter. My Own Advisor:  Thanks again for this interview Peter.  So, where and when did investing begin for you? I actually bought my first stock when I was 11, in Ottawa. It was Mitel Corp., an Ottawa company. I had a paper route, and scraped together $300. ...

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