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The Big Cajun Man is my Blogging Alter Ego, I am actually Alan Whitton, mild mannered Government Civil Servant, Dad, Volunteer and owner of a Fez.

Big Cajun Man as seen in the Globe and MailThe Toronto Star and Money Sense Magazine!

I have been blogging about Finance and Consumerism for about 10 years now  (after a long time with Blogspot). I have focused more on things that are happening or have happened in my life, thus RDSPs and Parents of Disabled children have been a repeating topic as well.

I am married with 4 kids and live in Ottawa and the following article in the Globe and Mail actually is about me, but you will find an actual picture of me here with this article by Larry MacDonald at the Globe and Mail Investment Centre. I am also mentioned in print in the Toronto Star in March 2014 and Money Sense Magazine (print) for April 2014.

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Why Big Cajun Man?

As with most odd nicknames, this one came innocently enough from a golf game. I went golfing with my normal golf amigos (one of them being Michael James), and we were waiting for a fourth player who was an acquaintance of my two playing partners.

I went out to the putting green as we waited, and as it was a sunny day, I had on a large straw hat to protect my very Caucasian complexion from the sun. I saw that our 3rd had shown up so I started back to my foursome, when I heard the acquaintance say in a very loud voice, “What does that guy think he is? Some kind of Big Cajun Man?”.

Needless to say my two golf amigos roared with laughter and from that day, that nickname has hung around.

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