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Financial Pornography

Yesterday I was looking for some information on the Internet, and I ended up watching a few video clips from one of these business news channels. This is unusual for me. When I say unusual I’m not referring to researching stuff – I usually spend about 2 hours a day reading – I’m referring to…

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The Secret to Financial Success

There is one thing that is of primary importance on the road to financial success. It’s not your income, or Registered Retirement Savings Plans, or home ownership, or negotiating a better interest rate from your bank. The most important thing that determines whether a person will be financially successful is controlling your cash flow.     What…

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A Tale of Two Clients

This week I was speaking with two people who were looking at their investments in completely different ways. The first person had some mutual funds, and she was disappointed in their performance. She was looking to sell them and transfer her account to something else. Now I haven’t actually sat down with her yet, so…

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Rebuttal: Long-term Investment Alive and Well

Read Brad’s column on Advisor.ca, entitled Rebuttal: Long-term Investment Alive and Well.

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The Worst Plunge In Years

In late July North American stock markets suffered the worst decline in years. Or did they? I don’t mean to say that the markets didn’t come down. They did. What I mean is, was it really the worst downturn in years? Well, yes and no. And it’s mostly no. Here’s the thing about the financial…

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Making Good Decisions

I’m putting this column together on the day after Canada just beat Russia to advance to the gold medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championships. It was an amazing game. Many of you will remember this game. It’s the one where Russia scored with less than 3 minutes left in regulation time to take…

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Father’s Day

June 17, 2007 will be remembered as one of the great days in my lifetime. It was my first Father’s Day. A question that has puzzled mankind for eons is, “What is the meaning of life?” But all Dads know the answer when your little baby girl smiles at you. As I was puttering about…

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Monday Morning, 7:00AM

It’s 7:00 a.m. on a crisp, cloudless Monday in early March. The sun is just coming up, and it’s going to be a beautiful day. It’s that wonderful time of the morning when you have the whole day ahead of you, at that wonderful time of the year when spring is right around the corner….

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I Don’t Want To Invest Now Because…

Last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 9474, I was speaking with a colleague. She expressed her concerns about the state of the world and what the future may bring for her investments. Her concerns are valid. They are also not new.  Sure, the crisis of the day in 2002 may have a…

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Don’t Touch It!

I just caught up with a young fellow that I set up with some investments back in 2000. He was a student at the time, and he has moved around a bit in the years between then and now, so it’s been harder to get a hold of him over the years. The reason that…

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