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Comment on Teach Your Kids to Be Frugal at Back-to-School Time by Back to School, Food Inflation, and #MoneyTalk - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] about. Back to School or End of Summer is what the end of August means in Canada. Back to school shopping is horrendous, the price of everything seems to have tripled! A reminder this is also RESP season, have you […]

Comment on The Safe Deposit Box, Our Friend by The Shredder, Your Financial Friend - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] put my shredder in the same class as my safe deposit box as being something important in my Financial Planning, an important aspect of safety and security […]

Comment on Credit Cards, Cheques, and Random Thoughts by The Shredder, Your Financial Friend - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] of the credit cards I have kept sending me “cheques” that I can use to make cash withdrawals and get charged 20% interest from when the cheque is […]

Comment on Trust Only in Fire by The Shredder, Your Financial Friend - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] We bought a shredder a while ago because I kept taking stuff to shred to work. I had enough stuff that appeared in my house that I did not want to leave my home in the garbage where anyone might look at it, and I also enjoyed destroying things. […]

Comment on Security: Identity Theft by When Your Shredder Overheats... - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] This weekend, I attempted to find the desktop that my computer sits on and the floor in the room where I do most of our finance work. This is where I write these articles. Most of this clutter is old bills and old financial statements. Some of the chaos is pictures and other things I am unsure what to do with. I started using my shredder to dispose of these old records. Remember never to throw out old bills, which can easily be used for identity theft. […]

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Comment on Einstein: The Rule of 72 by Grocery Inflation in Canada at 9.1% - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] is at 9.1% year over year, for those who remember the rule of 72, that means groceries will double in price (at this rate) in 8 […]

Comment on Sometimes itís better to be lucky by Twenty Years in One Line - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] wrote this article about a month after being laid off from Nortel in 2008. It was before I realized how lucky I was to get laid off at that time. Getting severance paid was a massive thing for […]

Comment on After the Axe by On Being Laid Off (a retrospective) - Nortel
[…] Graphically, the Death of Nortel ( I was laid off mid-year 2008) […]

Comment on Financial Issues With Severance by On Being Laid Off (a 10 year retrospective) - Nortel
[…] I would have been in a much larger financial world of hurt. I was lucky enough to receive all of my severance package. If I had been laid off any later, I would have waited until Mid-January to get my package. If I […]

Comment on A Year Ago by On Being Laid Off (a 10 year retrospective) - Nortel
[…] More than a lifetime ago, about now (in 2008), I was laid off from Nortel. At the time, it was indeed a gut punch (spiritually, financially and physically). I worked for BNR and then Nortel for 20 years. Then, I was declared redundant. It wasn’t a surprise, but it still crushed my self-esteem for a long time. I have spoken about this on Podcasts so I won’t rehash too much of this life-altering event, but in the end it was a good thing. […]

Comment on Sometimes itís better to be lucky by On Being Laid Off (a 10 year retrospective) - Nortel
[…] to receive all of my severance package. If I had been laid off any later, I would have waited until Mid-January to get my package. If I had done that I would have received nothing, due to Nortel declaring […]

Comment on Nortel Teeters? by On Being Laid Off (a 10 year retrospective) - Nortel
[…] Financially I was fortunate, even though it took me a year to get back on my feet and find a job. If I had been laid off 2 months later, I would have been in a much larger financial world of hurt. I was lucky enough to receive all of my severance package. If I had been laid off any later, I would have waited until Mid-January to get my package. If I had done that I would have received nothing, due to Nortel declaring Bankruptcy. […]

Comment on September the Month of Exasperation by Dude! It's Back to School Time! - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] You get the picture, this explains why September is actually the biggest spending month of my fiscal year. […]

Comment on Inflation Jumps February 2009 by Inflation at 7.7% May 2022 in Canada - Canadian Personal Finance Blog
[…] real sign of this rocket slowing down. I have been predicting this one, since 2009. At least we can hedge against it with #Bitcoin, no […]


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