Portfolio Update – January 2013

The market rally since the beginning of the year has been great for my overall portfolio value, but a bit crappy because I want to make some purchases. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be timing the market. I transferred a chunk of my savings over into my investment account for my TFSA contribution and to increase […]

Weekend Links – CNY edition!

Happy New Year to all those celebrating this weekend; hope the Year of the Snake brings you health and prosperity! Check out the posts I enjoyed this week: 1. Mr. CBB posted his January “Monthly Budget Update #1.” Lots of detail, some new graphs, and mortgage-free by April. He was also nominated for Top Personal […]

January Spending Plan Results

Anyone else watch the Superbowl? It was quite the half-time show, wasn’t it? Too bad the 49ers weren’t able to pull it off at the end! The following is my combined expected and actual household expenses for the month of January. Fixed Expenses Expected Actual Cable/TV          27            27 Phone          60            56 […]

Weekend Links – February 1 Edition

I can’t believe it is February already! I don’t know where the time goes these days. I hope the weather warms up a bit this weekend as its been pretty dreary this past week. Oh, and I think there might be some football game or something this weekend. Check out the posts I enjoyed this […]

Financial Advisors 101: Get the Inside Scoop!

Ahhh… tis the season. RRSP season of course! I am sure many of you are getting calls from your friendly neighbourhood financial advisers wanting you to come in so you can have a chat about how your portfolio performed over the past year. The RRSP deadline is also coming up shortly, so you will want […]

Tried-and-True Methods for Saving on Your Utility Bill

The following is a guest post. When you’re trying to save money, you should take another look at your utility expenses. There are some tried-and-true ways to save on your utility bills, and you can use that money to pay down other bills. Take these steps to bring your utility bills down and start saving […]

Weekend Links – January 25 edition

Nothing like working out in the gym while watching hockey. Unfortunately, the Flames have started out just as I expected!  Otherwise, pretty quiet on my end. I finally got a kick in the butt when I realized that my upcoming trip was coming up fast! I’m one of those people who prefers to plan everything, […]

Free Credit Report from TransUnion

One of the items on my list of Financial Things to Do was to request my free credit reports from both Equifax and TransUnion. To request your credit report form Equifax, check out my post which includes the phone number and the information that the automated system requires from you. You can also send the […]