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*

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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

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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

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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 […]