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Why You Should Be Careful When Reading Investment Magazines 1

Why You Should Be Careful When Reading Investment Magazines

Financial magazines are great sources of entertainment, but often, schizophrenic sources of advice. Consider them sage money guides and you could end up questioning your financial plan—even if it’s great. Worse, if you follow their whimsical persuasions, you’ll play a...

Socrates and the Next Generation of Wealth 10

Socrates and the Next Generation of Wealth

To a teenager, 30 is old, 40 is ancient, and folks over 50 made stone arrowheads. Worse, the gap between older people and younger people has broadened with technology. Our best financial lessons can be as out of step as...

Dare I suggest—How Much Money You Need for Happiness? 2

Dare I suggest—How Much Money You Need for Happiness?

Scott Burns is one of the world’s best personal finance writers. He’s the originator of the brilliant couch potato portfolio concept—showing how regular folk can beat the investment returns of Wall Street by devoting less than five minutes a year...

$50,000 Per Year Could Cause Financial Misery 31

$50,000 Per Year Could Cause Financial Misery

If you make $50,000 a year, or less, you could be utterly miserable – thanks to your salary.  Seeing real poverty (like a Cambodian village without running water, or a New Deli slum) can evoke pity for others or appreciation...

Yahoo! Pushes Millionaire Teacher to Amazon’s Top Stock Market Book 7

Yahoo! Pushes Millionaire Teacher to Amazon’s Top Stock Market Book

The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me! My book, Millionaire Teacher is Amazon’s top ranked stock market book after this Woman’s Day magazine interview was published on the Yahoo! home page yesterday. Whether it’s from my book (or any...

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose 4

Facebook Buyers Deserve To Lose

I received more questions from readers and friends about the (previously) pending Facebook IPO than any other investment topic…ever.  A disconcerting number of people wanted to know whether I was interested in buying shares, and whether they should be adding...

Ivy League Myths Uprooted 6

Ivy League Myths Uprooted

John had a stern, almost angry look on his face when he put up his hand. The Stanford bound high school senior is a student in my Personal Finance class. He had just finished a series of calculations determining whether...

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II 7

MOAR Than Dogs of the Dow II

Many global investors today feel stuck having to choose the least of three evils. The United States is a heavily burdened lifeboat without a clear bailing system. Europe is a cracking tectonic fault line. And the Shanghai composite index is...

Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index 76

Millionaire Teacher Adds $29,000 to International Index

Investing money between 1989 and 2000 was such a disappointment because the markets kept rising. I started my investing (1989) in the middle of history’s longest stock market rise and, in retrospect, I see how unfortunate that was.   I kept...

Teaming Up For Financial Empowerment 1

Teaming Up For Financial Empowerment

One of the best things about writing Millionaire Teacher is seeing the legions of people who have read it and taken action.  I’m thrilled by how many hard-working people have learned to say no to the expensive products that are...

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour 7

Stack the Money Deck in Your Favour

Successful investing is about putting the odds in your favour.  But too often, we take ridiculous money risks without understanding what the real odds are. We gamble (a lot!) in lotteries. We seek sexy looking IPOs (hello Facebook!) in hopes...

Retirement planning is easier in small chunks 5

Retirement planning is easier in small chunks

Thousands of Canadians crossed a milestone off their bucket lists on May 6, the day of the Bank of Montreal Vancouver Marathon. If you want to interrogate a slew of goal-setting maestros, there’s no better place. Take a masseuse down...

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