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  • Top 10 Ways To Exercise For Free!

    July 29, 2013|By David Lester

    When I first started my gym membership years ago it was $34 plus tax.  I had a corporate discount because I worked for a big bank, which helped, and it included towels, yoga, cycling, and fitness check ins, and more.  Not too bad, right? After I had moved to California I foolishly cancelled it and […]

  • Super Summer Saving Tips!

    July 15, 2013|By David Lester

    Hey kids, Hope you are all enjoying this glorious summer.  I thought I’d give you five super basic steps to get your money in a mankini and under an umbrella. Firstly, be sure to think of all the amazing summer things you can do with the savings from these five steps.  It’s easy to make […]

  • Only Bank Twice A Month and Save!

    June 11, 2013|By David Lester

    Have you noticed that bank accounts are getting more and more expensive.  You now need to keep thousands of dollars in your account to wave the monthly fee.  You have to pay $0.65-$1.00 for every extra transaction, if you go over your monthly limit.  Plus, if you have to use a strange ATM not only […]

  • US$ Dividends

    May 28, 2013|By David Lester

      Hi Dividend Fans, With the US$ on the climb and commodities and the CDN$ in decline, why not buy some US Dividend stocks to offset your portfolio? You won’t get the preferred dividend tax benefit that Canadians get for buying eligible Canadian dividend paying companies but you’ll get a juicy yield, I think more […]

  • Smoosh Your Smartphone Bill!

    May 9, 2013|By David Lester

    Smoosh Your Smartphone Bill! The one thing that I can’t live without today is my sexy smartphone.  It’s the first thing that I reach for when I wake up to see what the market is doing! I listen to music on it, I track my spending, I trade on it, the calendar tells me where […]

  • How I Came Out Of University Financially Set!

    April 29, 2013|By David Lester

    Hi Students, Here are some of my tips for all of you thinking of school in September.  With school being even more competitive and Universities and Colleges pushing off more and more of the cost on students, I have some tips that really helped me out. They are based on what I did in University […]

  • Your Money Behaviours, Become Your Results!

    April 20, 2013|By David Lester

    Do you spend more than you plan to month after month even though you WANT to save, with all your heart?  Want to change?  Are you ready to change?   The trick is to not only change your will to save money, but also your behaviours.  That is the key to getting results.  Here are three […]

  • What Does It Really Cost? Do You Still Want it?

    April 7, 2013|By David Lester

    Have you ever crunched ALL the numbers to see how much your car, cable bill, or house really costs?  I bet they cost way more than you think they do. Our brains are programmed to just grab the little information that we remember vs if we crunch all the costs associated with something to find […]

  • I Heart Our Banks!

    February 18, 2013|By David Lester

    People LOVE to hate the big five Canadian banks.  If you read through their corporate twitter feeds or read the comments after the CBC Market Watch show on bank fees – you’ll read people’s rage.  Other personal finance “talking heads” have been getting in on the action by tweeting about increased overdraft fees and other […]

  • 2013 Goal Planning!

    February 3, 2013|By David Lester

    The New Year is just a month ago and there is no better way to kick off the year than with a solid plan for 2013.  This year instead of just writing down the same old stuff like going to the gym and reading more — blow out your ideal life.  Go area by area […]

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