Assessing the “Latte Factor”

A couple of years ago, David Bach, with John David Mann, published the book The Latte Factor. I haven’t read the book, so this is not a review. But looking at the table of contents, it appears that the book is not simply about investing...

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Year-End Financial Checklist

Year-end lists are ubiquitous but that does not mean they are not useful. If you think you need to do something about your finances before the end of the year but aren’t sure what, maybe something on this list will be of help.   Contribute to Your...

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When should I begin taking CPP?

It is the nature of my profession that I read a lot about personal financial matters. One of the most difficult of such matters has to do with retirement. Financial economists will say that retirement planning is difficult because there are so many variables, or...

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How Much Do I Need to Retire?

An Introduction to Retirement Planning – Part 2 “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Danish proverb   Imagine you and your spouse are 35 years old. You hope to retire at 65. There is an almost 25 percent chance that one of you...

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