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Optimistic investing: be positive but avoid potential pitfalls

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

By its very nature, long-term investing requires a leap of faith and a generally optimistic outlook on life. The investor believes first that there will be a future that will include him or her and second that the capital accumulated at a younger stage of life will have more value than if it had been spent as soon as it was earned. 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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5 Ways to Stop Fighting about Money

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

Walking on the beach, dinner by candlelight – those online dating ads paint a great image of what coupledom should look like, don’t they? MORE

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6 Money Lessons I Learned From Downton Abbey

POSTED BY Caroline Cakebread

These days Sunday night is the pinnacle of my weekend thanks to Downton Abbey. And while I must admit that Seasons 2 and 3 have paled in comparison to the excellent first season, I am still addicted to the luxurious goings-on of the insanely wealthy Crawley family and their bevy of staff downstairs. MORE

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Raising Financially Literate Children

POSTED BY Lesley Scorgie

From a very early age, my parents talked to my siblings and I about money. We helped my mother count money at the grocery store, my father took us to the bank machine and we were only given allowances if we showed my parents a “budget,” which included giving, saving and spending. MORE

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