Do you use a VPN to access American content like Netflix? If you do, Bell says you should stop it because you are stealing. Do you agree?
Barry discusses the pros and cons of using an Airbnb vs. hotel and which one would be best depending on your travel preferences.
If you think your last birthday was extravagant, you’ll be surprised to learn one couple from Australia spent $50,000 on a birthday party for their 3 year old daughter.
Jessica from Mo Money Mo Houses has launched a new podcast focusing on personal finance – be sure to check it out here.
Robb writes about the parable of the twins – his RRSP and TFSA. His strategy is something I would also like to do – start withdrawing funds from the RRSP shortly upon retiring in order to keep the tax rate reasonable; and while this is happening, the TFSA is growing even bigger. With a TFSA, bigger is always better since the funds will never be taxed.
Mark from My Own Advisor wrote about something many people can relate to – why living off your dividends or distributions works. This scenario is something almost everyone would want – being able to live off the dividends in the portfolio while not touching the capital.
Those who have been in a bidding war for their home know that it’s not a fun game to be in – you can potentially overpay for your home while the costs of borrowing only increase. But are the other competing bids even real? Phantom bidding is a big enough problem in one area that a crackdown has started.
With the popularity of craft beer on the rise, Pepsi is now looking at starting their own ‘craft’ Pepsi product with lower amounts of sugar in order to increase their sales. With flavours like black cherry, orange hibiscus and pineapple cream – Pepsi lovers could have a lot more selection to choose from.
Rewards programs like Aeroplan Miles can sometimes be hard to decipher, and companies like it that way. Stephen answers the question: what’s an Aeroplan Mile really worth? A great reference for anyone who collects Aeroplan Miles and wants to get the most for their money.
Are we saving enough to live comfortably in retirement? A recent study says yes, we are saving enough for retirement. Most people use 70% of their pre-retirement income as a benchmark, but it’s important to consider it completely depends on your own lifestyle and that many of the pre-retirement expenses will go down (or away completely) upon retirement. For me that includes vehicle costs, costs of dining out and work clothing.