A beginner’s guide to gold investing

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Gold is being looked at as insurance by investors because of one simple reason: since its value doesn’t move in line with other securities, it positions itself as one of the best assets to diversify a portfolio with. For many traditional gold investors, the precious yellow metal isn’t like any other investments. Rather, it is […]

Forget your Passion, Pursue your Life*


I have one of those “pursue your passion” jobs. You know the kind – one of those warm fuzzy jobs that touch hearts and change lives. It’s the kind that people quit their high-powered careers to pursue so they can self-actualize and become their best selves. There’s a lot floating around on the internet about […]

Definitely NOT Cursed Picture to Good Home

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Hi folks! We were doing a garage clean-out today and found an over-sized print of London from Ikea that we had intended to donate a couple months ago. In a fit of charitable gung-ho, I attempted to wedge it into my car so that it could be transported to Goodwill and imparted to some deserving […]

It ain’t over til it’s over


Winter in Canada is a never truly over. It’s never predictable and it can’t be planned for with any degree of accuracy. Observe the stages of winter: You think it’s over, right? How could there possibly be anymore effing winter? But there’s more. And then it’s May, right? All the crappy weather should be over […]

A Grocery Store Glossary to Save You Money


People who spend time shopping in the local supermarket get to know its staff and, perhaps, even the lingo they use. Paying attention to some terms is a good idea as they can help save consumers money. The following glossary of grocery store terms may help you defray some of the costs of your groceries. […]

Winning Purchase Offers: Buying a home in a seller’s market

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A seller’s market. You’ve heard of those. It’s when the seller has a clear and distinct advantage over the buyer when it comes to getting the deal he wants. But, just because it’s a seller’s market, doesn’t mean that you can’t negotiate for a better deal. Here’s how to win when the deck is stacked […]