With the price of gas expected to climb higher this summer, I’ve been thinking more and more:  how on earth can I save money at the pumps? One solution is to drive less.  While this is good in principle this is not realistic.   I…

Well, I think summer has finally sprung in Ottawa.  Not that this picture is from Ottawa mind you; my wife and I live nowhere near this type of real estate. I was inspired to post this picture because the weather has improved drastically…

Yup, you read that correctly.  I recently made a $1,981.05 mistake.  Like all mistakes, it wasn’t intentional.   I simply didn’t pay attention.  I didn’t double-check my work. Have you ever made an online bill payment error?  A big error? I…

Recently, I read the world’s largest mutual fund company, Vangaurd Group Inc., is finally making the move north to Canada.   In my opinion, this is great news for the do-it-yourself (DIY) investor.   While Canadians have for some time, been able…

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of low interest rates.  I like my mortgage and my line of credit (LOC) borrowing costs low like the rest of you.  However, this low for this long?   On the other end of the…

A fews weeks ago I returned home from a golf vacation, a “boys vacation” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The vacation was great; great friends, great accommodations, great fun even if the golf game was lacklustre.  Ottawa to Myrtle Beach (and back…