Category Archives: Money 2.0

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Sad intros to investing: what I – and my adviser – did wrong

POSTED BY Jane Dough

It was an ad in the subway that inspired me to start contributing to an RRSP at the hot young age of 21; the ad featured a simple but colourful graph that showed how investing in your 20s would get you that much further ahead than starting in your 30s or 40s. MORE

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Confessions of a yuppie dog owner and the importance of tracking your spending

POSTED BY Jane Dough

When I first adopted my puppy, I joked with friends that I wouldn’t become one of those crazies who wear T-shirts that say, “I didn’t rescue my dog – my dog rescued me.” But within months of bringing John Hughes* … MORE

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The fiscal fast: how it’s done and a diary of how well I did on it

POSTED BY Jane Dough

For some people, not spending a dime in a week is no big deal. MORE

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Pretty little liar: a true story of fraud in Canada

POSTED BY Jane Dough

If you were to look up the definition of “penny pincher,” you may very well find a picture of my friend’s Uncle John. Just imagine a grandpa type, wearing a sweater he bought on sale 30 years ago, glaring at Scrooge McDuck for being so unnecessarily extravagant. There, that’s Uncle John. MORE

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Engaged? Congrats! Now let’s plan your divorce

POSTED BY Jane Dough

Harsh title, right? Now, it’s not that I don’t believe in marriage or true love. After all, you can’t have watched The Princess Bride as many times as I have and be a total cynic. If you’re engaged, I genuinely hope you eventually become one of those adorable couples who still hold hands at the nursing home. But statistically some of your unions, I’m sorry to say, just won’t last. In Canada, roughly 40% of marriages end in divorce before the 30th anniversary. MORE

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