Category Archive: Andrew’s Articles

Jul 30 2014

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Is This The Cheapest Investment Portfolio Americans Can Buy?

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  At Assetbuilder.com, I explain what the portfolio is and how you could build it yourself. Image courtesy of pixabay.com    

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Jul 23 2014

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More Money, Better Health And A Sharper Look In Just Two Minutes A Day

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There’s no shortage of T.V. commercials promising money-back guarantees for simple devices to miraculously shrink your gut. “On just ten minutes a day, you too can have the body you want!” Demonstrating the product will be a 25-year old couple.  They could do their laundry on their abs. Instead of grunting and sweating, they’re as …

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Jul 19 2014

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Retired Couple Lives Footloose And Fancy Free With Index Funds

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I spoke with an inspiring couple that retired nearly a quarter of a century ago….when they were just 38 years old. If you struck up a midweek conversation with Billy and Akaisha Kaderli, you might peg them as early retirees. And you would be right. The energetic 61-year-olds share the glow of a couple freed …

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Jul 18 2014

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Teens Traveling On A Shoestring–Thanks To Social Media

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In 1988, as an 18 year old, I bought a one-way flight to Southern Portugal.  I had been living in England. My plan was to ride my bike back to the U.K.  I had a paltry $400, clearly an inadequate sum for the trip.  But I was dumb enough to think I was loaded. Fortunately, …

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May 20 2014

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Can You Really Live Better On Less?

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In three weeks, my wife and I will leave Singapore for an unconventional lifestyle. We’re going to travel around the globe, spending at least three months in each destination: renting homes, housesitting, learning bits of language and customs. We might do it for two years. We might do it for thirty. Many of our friends …

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May 14 2014

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Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky?

Are Portfolios of Index Funds Risky? To find out, check out my latest article in the Globe and Mail: Click here

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Apr 30 2014

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Mutual Fund Company Claims to Beat The Market

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  Image courtesy of pixabay.com Perhaps in desperation, this Canadian mutual fund company advertised that its funds can beat the market.  When such claims are proven false, however, it can be rather embarrassing. Read the truth in my latest Globe and Mail column

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Apr 15 2014

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High School Personal Finance Classes: Are They Really Useless?

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 Image courtesy of pixabay.com Studies show that high school personal finance classes have no effect on adult spending and investing patterns.   I published my thoughts on the topic with Assetbuilder:  Read the Full Article

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