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  • Tax Deadline Is May 5th, Have You Filed Your Taxes Yet?
    Notice: The tax deadline has been extended to May 5, 2014 for filing 2013 taxes. The delay is due to the Heartbleed vulnerability found with the CRA web site. The fix has been made, and it’s safe to use the CRA site. However, the CRA disabled some…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • Four Ways to Deal with a Home That Won’t Sell
    The rate of foreclosures down in the US is certainly bad news but some economists believe that before the housing market can rebound, the balance of the toxic mortgages have to be flushed out of the system. Here in Canada where the real estate market…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • Is Your Investing Too Emotional?
    One of the problems that many Canadians have with investing is that they become too emotional. A survey by the Bank of Montreal found that two-thirds of Canadians have a hard time keeping their emotions in check when they invest. While it’s impossi…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • How Developing Your Interpersonal Skills Can Earn You More Money
    Do you want to earn more money over time? You might be surprised to discover that one of the best ways to improve your earning power is to develop your interpersonal skills. Increasingly, your ability to interact with other people is something that p…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 3:00am -
  • UFile 2013 Tax Software Review
    As much as I have recommend TurboTax for preparing taxes, I think it’s important to know about other options that might serve you better. There is another well known program that has been gaining momentum. UFile is a serious contender in the Can…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 3:00am -
  • newShould You Go to College or Start a Business?
    It’s been almost four years since former PayPal Chairman and CEO Peter Thiel started the 20 Under 20 program—the controversial initiative that paid 20 college students up to $100,000 to drop out of school. Basically, Thiel’s initiative hoped to…
    - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:32am -
  • Small Business Finances: The Key Financial Pillars of Building a Start-Up
    Here’s a note from a reader: “…thank you for the information you provided on Entrepreneurship on Fire. I was deeply encouraged and felt led to contact you. I am a 24 year old entrepreneur, economics and finance major, former athlete. Recently I…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:58pm -
  • Time Management for Part-Time Entrepreneurs
    Part-time entrepreneurs have the best and worst of both worlds. While they face less financial risk by keeping their full-time jobs while growing their business, they run up against the problem of time management. How do you find the time to grow you…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:13am -
  • Hawaiian Airlines Elite World MasterCard Review – 35,000 Bonus Miles
    If I were to ask you to pick one state you would want to vacation in, which would you choose?  Sure, some might say Florida, California, even South Dakota if you’re a “I love monuments” kind of guy; but I think the overwhelming majority would…
    - 16 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • Don’t be a Fool: Setup a Fee-Free Financial System
    Did you get fooled this April Fool’s day? If you did, now is your chance to redeem yourself. Today I’m going to show you how to set up a fee-free financial system. Getting dinged with an unexpected fee can make you feel like a fool. And paying fo…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 6:30am -
  • Is Your Home Business Idea Marketable?
    Your home business isn’t going anywhere — unless you build your foundation on a marketable idea. Many of us dream about starting home businesses. If you decide that you want to ditch the 9-to-5 and enjoy a new “career” as a home business owne…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:24am -
  • Forget Credit Card Debt: Americans are Worried about Medical Bills
    Medical bills are among the biggest financial worries for many Americans. Credit card debt doesn’t even factor in the top four. As a personal finance writer, I read a lot about credit card debt, and I wait for the latest figures from the Federal Re…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:08am -
  • Managing the Bull: Investing Your Money — And Investing In Yourself
    Learn about investing your money and investing in yourself with the help of Managing the Bull by David Christianson. A good investment isn’t always easy to identify — especially if you are looking for an investment that will benefit your finances…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 5:41am -
  • How to Transform Your Messy Home Office Into a Business Environment
    Your home office should convey a certain level of professionalism, even if you don’t normally get dressed for work. One of the perks of running a home business is that you have flexibility when it comes to what you where and how you present yoursel…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:58am -
  • Protect Your Assets with the Right Insurance Coverage
    Many people see insurance as a rip off. But the right insurance coverage might come in handy when you need it. Last week, I enjoyed a rather nice spring break vacation in Arizona and San Diego. One of the highlights of the week was a trip out to a re…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 5:36am -
  • Want to Fail? Ignore Survivorship Bias.
    Whether you’re making a decision that has apparent, immediate consequences that could affect the rest of your life, like deciding to quit your job and open a business, or making a purchasing decision big or small, it is worthwhile to gather informa…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:55pm -
  • Home Grocery Delivery: Peapod vs. FreshDirect
    Although I don’t take advantage of this type of service every time I need to go food shopping, grocery delivery is one luxury I enjoy about once a month. I’ve been a customer of Peapod for about eighteen months. Peapod is a company associated wit…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:54pm -
  • The Only Way Buying As Much House As Possible Is Smart
    Once again, I’m finding myself nearing the end of my one-year lease with the need to make a decision about my living situation. I moved to my current apartment in the summer of 2007, at a time when I had been more comfortable living off some of the…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:07am -
  • Psychological Advantages of the Debt Avalanche
    The realist in me recognizes that the best plan for getting out of debt is any plan that allows someone to achieve that goal. The realist is constantly at odds with the optimist in me, the part of me that wants people to be high achievers, to strive…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 12:36pm -
  • Buying and Selling Stocks Is Often a Losing Strategy
    After three months, my $1,000 investment portfolio, nicknamed “Feemaggeddon,” is lagging. This portfolio is part of an investing challenge, the “Grow Your Dough Throwdown.” It’s a lighthearted competition featuring several top financial blo…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:25pm -
  • Reverse Mortgages – If You Need One It’s Probably Time to Sell
    Getting a reverse mortgage is to slowly but surely becoming a viable option for more of the elderly with each passing year. But is it the right thing to do? This is just one man’s opinion, but I think not, at least not in most cases. Most reverse m…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:25am -
  • How to Become a Part-time Entrepreneur
    Are you one of the millions of people who dream of breaking free and starting your own business? Are you afraid of giving up the security of a salaried job? That’s normal, and in most cases it’s not even unreasonable. I’ve been of the opinion f…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 6:00am -
  • The Obamacare Open Enrollment Period Is Over – Now What?
    By Art Forrest The Obamacare open enrollment period is over. So it is too late to enroll through the government’s “federal facilitated marketplace” ( and get a subsidy to help with premiums. In fact, it’s probably too late to g…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 7:46am -
  • Forget the S&P500 Level – It’s the PE10 Value that REALLY Counts
    I was having a discussion with some Valuation-Informed Indexing skeptics when the words popped out of my head — “An S&P 500 priced at 1,000 when the PE10 value is 30 is the same as an S&P 500 priced at 500 when the PE10 value is 15.” That’s a…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 5:27am -
  • Why The Media Clings To Malaysia Air Flight 370
    Editor’s note: When Bill approached me with this topic I was immediately interested. I’ve long been perplexed at how the media beat a story to death, as if nothing newsworthy is happening anywhere else. And that makes me wonder – is most of the…
    - 25 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 5:00am -
  • Top 5 Lessons I Learned At FinCon
    There were quite a few things I learned at FinCon last year. Here are my top 5 lessons learned .The post Top 5 Lessons I Learned At FinCon appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson.Copyright © Bible Money Matters - ple…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:10am -
  • My Top 5 Favorite Banks And Brokerages
    Today I thought I would give a list of the top 5 banks and investing companies that I actually use and have accounts with.The post My Top 5 Favorite Banks And Brokerages appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson.Copyrigh…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:43am -
  • 4 Reasons To Start Saving for Retirement Now
    If you want to improve your finances for your future, now is a good time to start saving for retirement. Here are 4 reasons to start saving now.The post 4 Reasons To Start Saving for Retirement Now appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was writte…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 9:06am -
  • TurboTax 2013 Review: Simplifying A Complex Tax Filing Process
    TurboTax has gone through changes over the years, but one thing that hasn't changed is how easy it is to file using their product. Here's an in depth reviewThe post TurboTax 2013 Review: Simplifying A Complex Tax Filing Process appeared first on Bibl…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:33am -
  • Spring Is Coming: Time to Clean Up Your Finances
    Spring is here! Take the opportunity to spring clean your finances for the benefit of the coming months (and years) ahead.The post Spring Is Coming: Time to Clean Up Your Finances appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Claire Murdou…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:09am -
  • Understanding the Capital Dividend Account
    What is a Capital Dividend Account? The Capital Dividend Account, or CDA, is a notational account that small business can use to pay out tax free income to its shareholders.  Small business must be a Canadian controlled private corporation (CCPC),…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:46am -
  • The Hidden Cost of Debt
    “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S Eliot Four years ago, I bought a house. Those of you who have read my posts before will know that my adventure in home ownership is a cautionary tale involving…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:10am -
  • The World of Guaranteed Investing
    If you pick investments based on a popularity contest, chances are you would be on the hunt for something with a guarantee. In times where equity markets disappoint investors, investors will often search for guaranteed investments. I am a believer th…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:43pm -
  • How to calculate your CPP retirement pension
    To calculate your CPP retirement pension, the first thing you should do is go online to the My Service Canada site and obtain your most recent CPP Statement of Contributions (SOC). Also on the My Service Canada site, you can request an estimate of yo…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:00am -
  • Why You Don’t Have to Save
    “You cannot manage your life if you do not manage your self. You cannot manage your self if you do not manage your choices. Manage your choices, and you will manage your life.” – Dr. Shad Helmstetter This week I read an article by a high-school…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:00am -
  • Are You in Your Dream Job?
    A reader wrote the following comment to Money magazine in its April issue: One of the facts and figures packed into your March issue stood out: the Money Poll item that 14% of people are in their dream career. So...
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:29am -
  • Share Your Financial Experiences with FMF Readers
    I love sharing stories from people who are working through financial issues, have made significant financial progress in their lives, or just need a bit of advice. And FMF readers like these as well, as evidenced by the comments I...
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:29am -
  • A Simple Portfolio of Three Funds
    MSN Money lists a simple portfolio of three funds as follows: Some experts are pushing a back-to-basics approach to investing. As drastic as it may sound, they say it's possible -- even at times desirable -- to construct a very...
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:29am -
  • Is Social Security Stealing Your Chance Of Being A Millionaire?
    The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. I have edited it a bit to tone down the political rhetoric and just focus on the facts. I've previously brought up the issue that I wish I had been...
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:29am -
  • The Conversation About College is Turning in the Right Direction
    This piece from the Wall Street Journal is one of the first I've seen from a mainstream media outlet that really digs deep into the cost/benefit considerations associated with going to college. Just a decade or so ago most media...
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 3:29am -

Finance on YouTube

Obama: Military Option Not on Table in Ukraine
Obama: Military Option Not on Table in UkraineApril 17 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama comments on the four-way talks on the crisis in Ukraine that ended with an accord aimed at taking the first steps toward de-escalating the conflict after…
- 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:49pm -
This Week's Momentum Stocks (LVLT)(RMBS)
This Week's Momentum Stocks (LVLT)(RMBS)Momentum stock strategist David Bartosiak discusses two momentum stocks are Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buys) that have outperformed the market during the recent downturn. With the market beginning to regain grou…
- 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:39pm -
Small-Business Success Story: Caffe´ Amouri
Small-Business Success Story: Caffe´ AmouriEntrepreneur Michael Amouri spent $250,000 to build his coffee business from the grounds up.From:kiplingerViews:191ratingsTime:04:00More inHowto & Style
- 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:44am -
Uncertainty Book Review
Uncertainty Book ReviewUncertainty by Jonathan Fields is reviewed by Adam Baker of Man Vs. Debt.From:ManVsDebtViews:147711ratingsTime:06:14More inPeople & Blogs
- 28 Sep 11, 11:11am -
V2D. Illustrated Shortcomings of the P/E Ratio (and other ratios)
V2D. Illustrated Shortcomings of the P/E Ratio (and other ratios)The P/E ratio has numerous shortcomings - some of which relate to how earnings are calculated, and some of which relate to the nature of looking at one year's data (as the other rat…
- 15 Sep 11, 7:35am -

PF Buzz

  • Realizing the Importance of Side Income
    Building up a full side business might not be for everyone, but it’s worth considering if you’re struggling to get ahead. If you can fit in the time, pretty much everybody has the ability to bring in extra income one way or another.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:29am -
  • The missing semester and the importance of student financial literacy
    I am please to welcome the authors of The missing semester, Gene and Matt who will talk about the importance of student financial literacy.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:55am -
  • Should We Finally Consider a Smart Phone a Need?
    Smart phones have become an integral part of life. We use them a lot and they make life easier. Does that make them a want or a need and why does it matter?
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:36am -
  • Identifying And Eliminating The Grey Charges In Your Life
    One of the sneakiest financial developments of the past decade has been the proliferation of grey charges added to consumer’s accounts, often without the consumer realizing it.
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:23am -
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Unexpected Financial Plunges
    Everyone wants to be financially stable, but most people have discovered that even the best laid plans and budgets can be thrown aside as soon as an unexpected event happens. Whether it is a job loss, out-of-state funeral, or a serious illness, these…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 4:40pm -


pf blogs

  • newChipotle Raising Food Prices: How to Get More
    Your burrito and tacos are going to be a bit more expensive come this summer when you visit your local Chipotle. The restaurant chain announced that it’s planning to raise prices for the first time in three years. The new prices will start appearin…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:36pm -
  • newCan ??Churning?? Credit Cards Really Work?
    There are a lot of credit card offers out there that reward you for signing up by giving you a bunch of frequent flyer miles, hotel discounts, or big gift certificates. If you weren’t particularly worried about your credit in the short term, wouldn…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • newMissed the tax deadline? Quit making excuses for
    April 15 came and went without you. Maybe you had a good excuse for not filing. Much better, I hope, than this guy's glib offering at Twitter's #TaxDayExcuses: The nonfiling excuses are still coming in today over at Twitter. Go ahead and enjoy readin…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:25pm -
  • newShould You Go to College or Start a
    It??s been almost four years since former PayPal Chairman and CEO Peter Thiel started the 20 Under 20 program??the controversial initiative that paid 20 college students up to $100,000 to drop out of school. Basically, Thiel??s initiative hoped to sh…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:32pm -
  • newApril Series I Savings Bonds - Better Deal
    The Labor Department released the March CPI-U numbers on Tuesday, and with these numbers, the next I Bond inflation component can be computed. Inflation as reported by the government continues to be o ... ...
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:17am -