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RRSP Spectacular!

The deadline is looming and Canadians still ponder about whether they should put more money into their RRSPs? When is the Deadline? According the to TD Waterhouse web site the deadline is Midnight on March 1st (so you get an extra banking day) for contributions to count on last year’s income tax. So you still […]

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ETFs Deteriorating

The average quality of ETFs has been deteriorating lately. Further evidence of this comes from a Morgan Stanley study where they found that US ETF tracking error in 2009 averaged 1.25% compared to only 0.52% in 2008. (I found this article through the Stingy Investor site. Not too long ago we could have summed up […]

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National Child Care

As you may know, Michael Ignatieff reaffirmed the Liberal support for a national child-care program. This, of course, started a firestorm on both sides of the political spectrum. On The Right I know better than to engage the Right of Twitter (#roft) folks in direct debate, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. @HelpOntario is […]

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A Joint Bank Account Strategy for Couples

I’m a feminist (of the Cathy Young brand of equality feminism, not the cuckoo-for-coco-puffs Andrea Dworkin or difference feminism brands of feminism).  Sometimes I’ve grappled with the best way to divide expenses within a romantic relationship.  As an ideal, splitting the costs evenly seems to make sense, but I’m certainly aware that often two people […]

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Canadian Outrage at Fox News Is Growing

This is how the US lose wars. This is how the US are making enemies around the world. And this is how Republicans lose elections. Making fun of dead Canadian soldiers doesn’t help. US Republican douchebags are the only people dumb enough in the history of the planet to actually make fun of and humiliate […]