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Sustainable Personal Finance
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Ontario, Canada
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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In the great world of investing, it can be tumultuous at best when trying to find the right stocks that align with your passions while also providing adequate returns when armed with limited knowledge. However, the task of locating environmentally friendly stocks are not as hard you might think. Thanks to the world of robo-investing, apps like Stash and Grow allow you to invest specifically in environmentally friendly funds with minimal costs. However, if ...
Posted: Sep 26 2017 @ 6:46 PM
Day trading is an excellent way to make a living. You can avoid living in a gray cubicle in a thankless office job contributing to your retirement only via a 401k account, subject to silly requests from overbearing bosses and underperforming co-workers. You can achieve financial independence, in a comfortable home office, interacting with other traders in chat rooms that help you learn more about your industry and avoid ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 7:00 PM
The song “No man is an island, no man stands alone” says it all, even down to how much wealth we might accumulate in our lifetimes. Society affects each of us – what we give and get from others. Others affect us. How can society affect our net worth? We want to fit in. For the human condition, there is safety in numbers. Our remote ancestors found this to be true when fighting ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 8:05 AM
Learning doesn’t have to be boring.  Kids can learn from movies – especially if you take the time to prep them to watch and to have a discussion afterwards about what you hope they discovered. Persistence is something I am trying to help instill in my own grandchildren.  It is, I feel, THE most important characteristic to have to get where you want to go. Below are a few of my ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 7:44 AM
Cell phones are increasingly becoming a significant hazard in our daily lives. Continued mobile phone usage may result in lots of health issues due to its harmful radiation. Scientists discourage the use of smartphones as much as possible. However, there are some few tips that you can follow to reduce the exposure to these radiations. One of the greatest advices is careful selection of a Smartphone with the minimum ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 8:34 AM
It is quick, easy and usually fun to read books about money, saving, spending, giving and managing to our little ones under the age of 7. But once kids enjoy reading on their own, it can be difficult to wade through those longer chapter books without all those colorful pictures in a read-aloud environment. The books must be engaging, teach a relevant lesson, be easy enough for ages 7 – ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 8:02 AM
Even the most successful investors’ journeys took longer than a few days. You need to learn all of the ins and outs of the world of finances as well as your personality as a new investor. This also takes a bit of trial and error and a whole lot of patience. Here is a quick look at investing and what to look out for. What Should You Invest In? There are ...
Posted: May 17 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Did you know that we are living longer, more active lives?  While you might not feel it in the morning, but today’s 70-year-old male has a high probability to will live well into their 80’s – maybe even your early 90’s. If this is the case then having enough money for retirement is going to a big challenge.  Here is why.  If you are like most people, then you probably ...
Posted: May 11 2017 @ 7:22 PM
Many professionals have the dream that they will be retiring with a sizeable retirement portfolio. What many people don’t realize is that they can have more control on their portfolio than they thought. For instance, let’s say that you have a passion for currency or cryptocurrency, there are options for you to add to your portfolio. We’ll get into this a little bit more in a minute. Let’s take ...
Posted: May 03 2017 @ 7:50 PM
You’ve been religiously contributing to your retirement funds for years. Your employer 401K may be your largest investment account. Understanding what you can do and should do with it are huge factors in your successful use of the retirement funds. I retired in 2010. Here are a few things that surprised me when deciding how to take my distributions. Background My company retirement funds were divided into two plans. When I first ...
Posted: Apr 24 2017 @ 7:43 AM


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