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Big Cajun Man shares RDSP, RESP expertise

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Money management, Portfolio/Interviews, Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

17 July, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin   Click here to listen Hi, As part of the savewithspp.com continuing series of podcast interviews with personal finance bloggers, today I’m talking to the “Big Cajun Man,” author of the Canadian Personal Finance Blog. In real life, he is actually, Alan Whitton, a mild-mannered government civil servant and father of four, living in Ottawa. Alan has been blogging about finance and consumerism for about ten years, focusing on real life...

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July 14: Best from the blogosphere

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July 14: Best from the blogosphere 14 July, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin   This week we have a mixed bag of posts for your summer reading from the world of the ever-prolific personal finance bloggers we track. Brighter Life presents a series of both get your health and get your finances in shape tips from other bloggers. One of my favourites is from Jeremy Biberdorf, author of Modest Money. He says too many people think the path to financial freedom is to focus heavily on either frugality or...

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BOOK REVIEW: How not to move back in with your parents

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10 July, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin The same day I was planning to review “How not to move back in with your parents: The young person’s guide to financial empowerment,” the author and Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick wrote a column revealing how difficult it is for students to get summer jobs to pay for their education and quantifying the cost of post-secondary study. He cited the Yconic/Abacus Data Survey of Canadian Millennials, conducted for The Globe and Mail...

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July 7: Best from the blogosphere

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8 July 8, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin   After two weeks of vacation in lovely (except for the mosquitoes) Muskoka, I’m back. And so are all of our favourite personal finance bloggers with lots of interesting material. In particular, we welcome back Kerry K. Taylor (aka Squawkfox) who has been on sick leave. In her classic comeback post Kerry questions whether Dollarama’s $3 HDTV antenna is worth it.  The bottom line is that she was able to receive as many channels on the $3 antenna as...

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How to grow your retirement savings (Part 1)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan, Retirement | 0 comments

3 July, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin It seems to me that I live and breathe retirement planning every day. I read about retirement planning. I write about retirement planning. And I frequently visit our money online to reassure myself that one of these days my husband and I will actually embark on the retirement we have planned for. After reading numerous personal finance blogs, books and articles I have concluded that people who have good “financial hygiene” from a young age are the ones that...

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Crystal ball gazing: Jobs 2030

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in HR Issues, Portfolio/Saskatchewan Pension Plan | 0 comments

26 June, 2014 By Sheryl Smolkin January 2014 figures reveal that although the national youth unemployment rate was 13.9%, Saskatchewan’s youth unemployment rate of 7% was the lowest in the country. Nevertheless, young people realize that selecting a course of post-secondary study and a future career are critical decisions that will impact their job satisfaction and family lifestyle for many years to come. Jobs like web designer, social media specialist and computer game designer did not...

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