Ask Kevin – January 26, 2013

I am starting a new section on the blog called “Ask Kevin”.  This is a section where readers can submit their real life scenarios, and ask for advice on what they should do.  I of course will change the personal details to protect the reader’s privacy and will also get approval from the reader before […]

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Shop Around and Negotiate

Today I saved my girlfriend and I close to $600 on our auto insurance for the next year by checking out a few websites, making a few phone calls and negotiating the best deal possible.  All told I probably spent about an hour doing this, that’s not a bad return for an hour’s worth of […]

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Book Review – Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!

I just finished a great new personal finance book called Stop Over-Thinking Your Money which was written by Preet Banerjee.  This book is about five simple rules that everyone should follow to achieve financial success. Stop Over-Thinking Your Money will not tell you what the next big stock is, or what the up and coming […]

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Creating a Financial Plan

After a bit of a holiday hiatus, Good Financial Decision is back with a great topic for the New Year which is the importance of creating a Comprehensive Financial Plan.  The New Year is a time for resolutions and new beginnings, why not make creating a proper Financial Plan one of yours? When many people […]

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What is your Money For?

This post is all about a question, and the question is: What is your money for? What is your money for?  It seems like a simple question, and in some ways it is, but it also is incredibly important to think about and come up with an answer to.  Knowing what your money is for […]

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Year End Money Tips

I know back when I wrote my introduction post I promised that I would write about my top ten financial decisions by the end of the year, and I still will do that (I’ve got three to go if you’ve been keeping track).  However, I have a couple of other topics that I’ve been itching […]

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RRSPs and TFSAs

The investment world is filled with acronyms, more than the average person could ever understand, and don’t worry, in a future post I’ll create a handy reference guide to help you out.  However, today I am going to talk about two such acronyms that you must understand, and utilize as much as you can!  These […]

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Automate your Savings

OK, so you have set yourself some financial goals and now you want to go about achieving them.  I was originally planning on discussing the importance of creating a Financial Plan to help achieve your goals in this post, but I realized I need to cover a few more of the basics also involved in […]

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Setting Goals and Saving for the Future

Now that I’ve covered what I consider four of the core topics of personal finance, it’s time to start moving into some slightly more advanced topics.  Even if you are still in the process of paying down some consumer debt or building up that emergency fund, some well written financial goals are a great way […]

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Budgeting and Expense Tracking (Part II)

OK, so you have a good idea of where your money is going and want to take a stab at setting up a budget and seeing if you can stick to it.  Congratulations, I think that is an excellent idea, and I’d love to help you with that! Once you have a good idea of […]

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