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Millionaire teacher book review

The Millionaire Teacher Review

The Millionaire Teacher is back! Okay, he technically didn’t go anywhere, but author Andrew Hallam has just released the second edition of his book The Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School. Let’s be clear, if you’re looking to learn about personal finance and investing, this is a must-buy…

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You're not actually good with your moneu

5 Signs You’re not Actually Good With Your Money

Growing up I was taught good financial lessons. Money management never seemed to be a big issue for me. I started working when I was sixteen, so I always had some pocket money, but I still managed to save for the future. Lifestyle inflation never appealed to me, so as my salary increased over the years…

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pay attention to your money

Pay Attention to Your Money!

One of my favourite shows on TV right now is Ballers (although season 2 was terrible). If you’re unfamiliar with the issue, it features Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a Spencer Strasmore, a financial manager who recently retired from the NFL. To be honest, the trailer had me hooked from the start. The show was from…

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When saving goes wrong

When Saving Goes Wrong

I’ve always been big on saving, but I also believe in spending. I never understood why people would go through all the effort of saving and then not spend any of it. I suppose some people are frugal (or cheap), but I do think that saving can go too far. Saving is always great, but…

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Don't let investing intimidate you

Don’t let Investing Intimidate you

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TD Direct Investing. All of the opinions are my own. Becoming a self-directed investor made a huge impact on my life. It completely changed the way I viewed money. By becoming a do-it-yourself investor, I was in control of my finances – it was…

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Take advantage of your employee stock purchase plan

Don’t Ignore Your Employee Stock Purchase Plan

An employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a lucrative benefit– it’s essentially free money and who doesn’t like free money? ESPPs aren’t available to everyone, but if your company does offer one as a benefit, it’s a great way to build your wealth. However, many employees don’t sign up, or they don’t maximize their contributions– that’s…

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index funds for beginners

Index Funds For Beginners

Often I’m asked by people what they should they invest in and I always have the same answer; Purchasing index funds and following the Canadian couch potato strategy (CCP) which was made famous by Dan B of Canadiancouchpotato.com is the easiest way to grow your wealth with minimal involvement. The couch potato strategy does require some…

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9 Fees to cut From Your Daily Life

I hate paying fees; they cut into our cash flow, and they can cost us big in the long run. It’s amazing how fees are charged for everything these days, fortunately a lot of these fees you can eliminate or control. Here’s 9 fees to cut from your daily life. Banking Fees to cut out…

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