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Weekend Reading: Easter Edition

I filed my taxes this week – both personal and for my small business – and came away pleased that I didn’t owe anything extra on the personal side and that my business taxes for 2015 came in less than expected. I’ve mentioned...
by Boomer & Echo on Mar 26, 2016

Weekend Reading: Sell or Hold Edition

When faced with an investment that has substantially increased in value one of the hardest decisions investors have to make is whether to sell or hold. A reader of behavioural psychologist Dan Ariely’s blog asked this question about an investme...
by Boomer & Echo on Mar 19, 2016

Weekend Reading: Pursue Your Passion Edition

I’ve argued before that doing what you love won’t necessarily pay the bills and so the best way to pursue your passion might be on a freelance basis or as a side business while you maintain a regular day job. This blog is a perfect exampl...
by Boomer & Echo on Mar 12, 2016

Don’t Neglect the Love You Have (Link Party)

God loves you with a perfect unfailing forever love.  Have you ever neglected what you have while you chased after what you wanted? Yea, me too. I’ve written about my dance for approval. The thing is I didn’t dance for one person....
by Counting My Blessings on Jan 30, 2015

Make Friends and Build Community + Link Party

Photo Credit I’m crazy about you! I love my on-line community. You share your faith. Pray. Encourage. Make me laugh and even cry at times. I’m so thankful for you. One of my goals for 2015 is to get to know...
by Counting My Blessings on Jan 23, 2015

Blessings, Moments, and Love Around the Blogosphere

The weekend is almost here. Are you ready? Before we stop to enjoy time with family and friends, before we join others in community praise and worship, let’s stop to look back on the week by asking ourselves a few questions: 1. What were m...
by Counting My Blessings on Aug 22, 2014

Weekend Reading: Working On The CFP Edition

I’ve spent the last few months completing the first of four online courses for the CFP certification program.  The four courses include retirement planning, risk management and estate planning, strategic investment planning, and income tax plannin...
by Boomer & Echo on Jun 7, 2014

Weekend Reading: Crazy MLM Scams Edition

I’ve been following an incredible story in the U.S. where the blogger behind Lazy Man and Money had his identity revealed and received death threats for exposing a multi-level marketing (MLM) scam. LifeVantage, makers of a diet pill called Pro...
by Boomer & Echo on May 30, 2014

Weekend Reading: Cheap Mortgage Edition

The big news this week was Investors Group taking the mortgage market by storm, offering a 3-year variable rate mortgage at 1.99%.  The rate will be offered for a limited time and is only available through Investors Group – not through brokers...
by Boomer & Echo on May 15, 2014

Weekend Reading: Why Investor Behaviour Needs To Change Edition

One of my favourite personal finance writers is Carl Richards, the Sketch Guy, and author of The Behaviour Gap.  He has a knack for using humour and simple napkin sketches to point out our dumb habits when it comes to money and investing. In th...
by Boomer & Echo on May 8, 2014

Weekend Reading: Speed Reading Edition

Whenever a new personal finance book comes out I’ll typically email the author or publisher and try to get a couple of free copies to review and then give away on this blog.  So many books have come out lately that I have piles of books lying arou...
by Boomer & Echo on Apr 25, 2014

Weekend Reading: Earn Save Grow Edition

I started a new blog a few weeks ago (as if I didn’t have enough on my plate).  Earn Save Grow is still very much a personal finance site, but it will focus less on frugality and more on topics like how to increase your income, and how to save...
by Boomer & Echo on Apr 3, 2014

Weekend Reading: Cognitive Bias Edition

Lately I’ve been interested in behavioral finance – the effect our emotions and inherent biases have on the financial decisions we make.  How many of us have been reluctant to sell an investment at a loss, and rationalize that we’l...
by Boomer & Echo on Mar 20, 2014

Weekend Reading: More Money For Beer And Textbooks Edition

I’m very honoured to be judging at the Capital One Financial Education Challenge in Calgary next weekend.  The event is part of the 2013 Regional Exposition for Western Canada put on by Enactus Canada. Post-secondary students will have the opp...
by Boomer & Echo on Mar 1, 2013

Weekend Reading: Good Reads, Great Deals Edition

I’ve just finished reading an interesting book about Warren Buffett called, Tap Dancing to Work.  It’s a collection of Fortune Magazine articles about the Oracle of Omaha from 1966 to 2012. I learned a lot about how Buffett got his start...
by Boomer & Echo on Feb 1, 2013

Weekend Reading: Disagreeing On Debt Edition

Last week I wrote about why our debt to income ratio is a misleading statistic when you break it down to the individual level. While Canada’s 164% debt to income ratio is alarming at the macro level, it’s not as meaningful to the average...
by Boomer & Echo on Jan 18, 2013

Weekend Reading: Debt Movement Edition

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break. Most of us like to make New Year’s resolutions, and it’s no surprise that Canadians have named paying down debt to be their number one priority this year, according to an annu...
by Boomer & Echo on Jan 4, 2013

Weekend Reading: Elf On The Shelf Edition

Our oldest daughter is three and a half, which is a fun age because she’s really aware of all that’s happening at Christmas for the first time.  She’s singing Christmas carols and getting ready for a concert at her preschool, and s...
by Boomer & Echo on Dec 20, 2012

Weekend Reading: Year End Checklist Edition

As we approach the end of the year, I like to go through a financial checklist to make sure we’ve completed our goals for 2012, and to get ready for the start of 2013. I made a lump-sum contribution to my RRSP this week, so now all that’s...
by Boomer & Echo on Dec 7, 2012

Weekend Reading: Black Friday Edition

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ll know that today is Black Friday – that fun shopping day where Americans (and many Canadians) trample one another to get the best deals of the holiday season. I di...
by Boomer & Echo on Nov 23, 2012


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