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My Plan to Slay the 60K Heloc Monster in 2014

I have given it a lot of thought, and I have decided to dedicate this year to getting rid of the Heloc. I know I will feel so much better if I can get it off my back. Plus, I … Continue reading

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Slay the 60K Heloc Monster or …

I have roughly 60K left on the damn heloc monster. I have been running numbers, and trying to decide what to do. If I get a chunk of money from the life insurance, put half my emergency fund on it, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the week

The $2700 November Challenge At the beginning of November I set myself a challenge to save $2700 in the month, which is the amount I would need to save every month in order to semi-retire at 60. I did actually … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund – How much is enough?

I am a big believer in emergency funds. When my husband was in the hospital I was off work for four weeks. I had a bit of vacation time built up at work, but I knew I had my emergency fund … Continue reading

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If I had a Million Dollars …

I’d buy you a green dress But not a real green dress That’s cruel OK, inside joke. But what would you do if you won a million dollars in the lottery tomorrow? What about 10 million? If I won one million … Continue reading

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Retirement soul searching

A while back I contacted a gentleman who used to work for the government in the CPP department. He offers his services, for a small fee, to calculate what your CPP will be at different ages. I asked him to … Continue reading

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Conflicting Emotions

I met with a bankruptcy trustee this week regarding my late husband’s estate. He hadn’t filed his taxes for several years and owes mega bucks to the CRA. On the one hand I am not responsible for paying his taxes, … Continue reading

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