Living once

If you’re of a certain age, YOLO needs no translation. For the rest of us, personal finance writer Jason Vitug has helpfully spelled it out in the title of his latest book: You Only Live Once. Vitug is American, as is his publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. but, asContinue Reading

The disturbing, but very important, full documentary about the credit problem (and addiction) people have when using credit cards.  And the immoral, but very much legal, habits by the credit card issuers to lure people in to use and become addicted to credit beyond their means.  A must-see to becomeContinue Reading

A great deal of investment analysts’ time is spent trying to predict the future. How will the new iPhone sell? How many new automobiles will be sold in Europe next year?  What will next week’s employment numbers look like? Who will win the next election? And what will the FedContinue Reading

One of the fascinating things about the market is that, no matter how long you invest, or how much you think you know, there can always be new lessons learned. For a lot of investors, losing money — unfortunately — is often the cost of tuition for these market lessons.Continue Reading

Canadian Consumer Debt Still Rising

Canadian households will close out 2015 carrying thicker layers of debt after worrisome gains over the past 12 months — extra padding that’s expected to get even fatter in the new year. But even with the borrowing binges, many experts still believe the finances of most Canadians remain in decentContinue Reading