In 1975, Keith Jarrett, a world-renowned jazz pianist, was scheduled to play a concert at the Koln Concert Hall in Germany. Unfortunately, the piano he was supposed to play was all wrong. It was too small, sounded tinny, out of tune and the pedals tended to stick. At first, Jarrett refused to play. Who wants to be asked to create something … [Read more...] about 20 Ways Being in Debt Can Make You More Creative
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There’s a clear line when people talk about debt – there’s the good kind and the bad kind. When you borrow $800,000 to buy a million-dollar home in Vancouver, people congratulate you and throw you a housewarming party. On the other hand, wrack up $8000 in credit card debt and people are standing in line to boo and hiss. God knows I’ve fallen … [Read more...] about Are you falling into the good debt trap?
Have you ever wondered whether all that money you're paying to insurance policies will ever actually pay off? If you're like me, you might spend the majority of your time being vaguely annoyed that your handing over hundreds of dollars every month to pay for that all-mighty "what if" that people keep telling you about. You know the "what ifs" … [Read more...] about Insurance Hero Says Get Coverage For Your What Ifs
It’s halfway through the hottest season of the year and everyone is sick of sweating. You go downstairs and it’s hot. You go upstairs and it’s even hotter. It’s day and it’s hot. It’s night and it’s hot. No matter where you are, it’s stifling and you’re uncomfortable. Here are six quick and easy ways to cool down: Take a hot shower: This may … [Read more...] about 6 Quick & Easy Ways to Stay Cool this Summer
This is not a post about how to recession proof your investments. That's a different blog post. So. Retirement planning. Yeah. I really need to get on that. Don’t get me wrong, I have a defined benefit pension plan that will happily pay out a percentage of my yearly working wage until the day I die. The only thing I have to do is work for … [Read more...] about How to Recession-Proof Your Retirement Savings*