Happy New Year!
Hopefully everyone is having fun over the holidays and getting some much need rest (I know I am).
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Here is a list of 5 predictions for 2015 and 5 surprises from 2014 from the Financial Post. I’d say one of the biggest surprises from 2014 is the sudden drop in oil prices.
With an average home price of over $800,000, Vancouver companies are having a hard time keeping staff. Many leave for cheaper cities and a higher quality of life when they decide to start a family.
Many people dream of an early retirement; here’s a very interesting story about Brenton Hayden, the founder of Renters Warehouse. Brenton retired at 27 and although he still gives his time to his company, it is on his own terms now.
I love saving money, and part of saving money is using things that others may not have a use for. Here are some not so great finds from Frugal Woods. Great finds include tools, mechanical items and basically anything that can be used by someone else for a long time. Not so great? Half-used wrapping paper, ceiling hooks and power cords.
Have you ever thought about cycling to/from work? Here’s how Sean Cooper does it – and saves $10k per year.
Over at My Own Advisor, Mark wonders what dividends might pay for. When I retire I fully expect dividends to pay for basic monthly expenses like vehicle insurance, groceries, taxes and utilities.
Here’s a 2014 financial update from Alicia at Financial Diffraction. Among the highlights – a $7,000 tax refund, a positive net worth and lots of new cat pictures!
Boomer & Echo outlines when it makes sense to stretch your finances to purchase a home. In my opinion it would make sense in some cases, especially when you plan on living there for a long period of time.
Here are some ways to have a green Christmas from Prairie Eco-Thrifter. One of the best ways – toning down the consumerism, which is something most people (including myself) should do.
Happy New Year to everyone and all the best in 2015!