It surprises me to this day the number of people who still purchase TV packages here in Canada. This article I found in Global News says that, based off a 2017 telephone survey of 4,156 Canadians, 1-in-4 households are cord cutters. This means they do not have a traditional TV subscription. The number of people … Continue reading Cord Cutting
Over the Summer, the Frugal North was on a mission to scope out a fresh new dining table + chairs. We were moving on from a freebie table + 3 chairs that had served us well. Alas, 1 missing chair was encroaching on our ability to host guests at our place, as was the table … Continue reading Primary Vs Secondary Markets and Consumer Psychology
I'd like to go on record and say that in my life I have not, or at least thus far, been a morning person. Yes, long gone are the university days of sleeping until noon after a late night out with friends after a gruelling actuarial or calculus exam, but I'm also not ready to … Continue reading The Power of Morning Habits and Their Influence on Living Happily
This post will be the first interview for the Frugal North! I'm very excited about this one as I think it's an important topic to discuss for the Canadian FI community. I had the great pleasure to ask Robinson Smith a few questions about the Smith Manoeuvre (a topic I touched on here) which is … Continue reading Interview – Smith Manoeuvre (With Robinson Smith)
My last post outlined the semi-dull (really dull?) fundamentals of investment and savings vehicles available to Canadians. This material can be dry, especially to those not interested in risk, yield, investing, finance, etc. But I urge Canadians to do their homework on it as it is important to, at the very least, have a basic understanding … Continue reading How Do I Create an Investment Strategy That Fits Me?
Do you think saving and investing looks something like the laptop screen in the picture above? I can safely say it does not - not even close. Nowadays, platforms are super easy to use from Tangerine Banking to Questrade (Credit Unions and the Big Banks also have pretty intuitive sites from what I hear, but I … Continue reading Study Up On: Canadian Savings & Investment Vehicles – Where To Start?
Groundbreaking news everyone! I've decided to start reviewing books related to personal finance and living a fulfilling life without the fruitless endeavours of ultra-consumerism! I am doing this to try and motivate myself to read more. During my long road of actuarial exams, I read many textbooks, actuarial journals, studies and the like. However, I've … Continue reading Booked: Think and Grow Rich