These days, the passive investing movement is gaining momentum faster than I get rejected for dates by attractive ladies. And for good reason. Actively managed mutual funds may sometimes outperform the index, but are more often than not surpassed by their passive brethren. Math would indicate that the average fund
You don’t really appreciate what everyone means by ‘credit crunch’ until you actually get rejected for a credit card or loan that you thought you were good for. The current economic crisis means that lenders are getting tighter and more exclusive about who they approve. The so-called ’subprime’ group of
A Press release by Fraser Institute showed the total tax bill of the average Canadian family has increased by 1,624 per cent since 1961, while expenditures on housing increased by 1,198 per cent, food by 559 per cent and clothing by 526 per cent from 1961 to 2009. The report
The internet is a great source for information on how to save money. Whether you’re looking to get a discount on online purchases, car rentals or even groceries, these tips should provide you with some great ways to get the best price. Research the item you are planning to purchase.
Having already looked at how to reduce your heating and electricity bills, here are ten ways to reduce your water bill. Only wash full loads with your dishwasher and laundry washer. A partial load can use the same amount of water, but you will be washing more often. If replacing
In 1926, Nikolai Kondratieff (also spelled Kondratiev or Kondratyev) published a study called Long Waves in Economic Life for the Agricultural Academy and Business Research Institute in Russia. Kondratieff noted that capitalist economies have long waves of boom and bust, that he described similar to the seasons in a year.
When trying to figure out how much you need to retire, there are many different rules of thumb you could follow. While I’ve previously discussed the 4% rule and the rule of 20, which both calculate your likely income at retirement, the most common calculation on how much to save