Ten Years and Still Going

in Anniversary, Off Topic

Ten years ago today I wrote a simple post

First Entry

I was planning on creating this site on my account on another ISP, but decided, maybe this is more of a BLOG type thing. I will turn on Comments and such once I get some content up to discuss.

Little did I know that it would start a 10 year run of writing about money, life, family and a few other odd topics.

10 Years is a Long Time

Ten Years Later

Ten Years is a Long Time

What has changed financially over these 10 years?

  • The TFSA didn’t exist 10 years ago, it wasn’t even a thought, now it is a key aspect of how Canadians save.
  • The RDSP didn’t exist for parents with disabled loved ones.
  • The great crash of 2008, which we are still recovering from. Goodness, that was a crash!
  • I got laid off, and then found another job (eventually). Nortel went bankrupt, but I managed to dodge that bullet too.
  • We all got used to LUDICROUSLY Low Interest Rates, how will we ever kick that habit?
  • Gasoline prices back in 2005 were about 90 cents a litre and today they are about $1, so gas has only gone up 10 cents in 10 years right?
  • Banks not only open on Saturdays now they Open on Sundays too (they didn’t in 2005)
  • The iPhone appeared and hipsters round the world danced a happy jig.
  • Plenty of tax changes:
    • Public Transit tax credit
    • Safe deposit boxes are no longer an investment carrying charge
    • Introduction of Sports (and Arts) credits for active/artsy kids
    • Income splitting for Pensioners, and a meager attempt for others.
  • I published over 2700 articles? Wow, that is a lot of words. Over 300 of those articles are on Personal Finance .

Did I miss anything big over the past 10 years?

Will I be doing this in 10 years? Who knows?


  • Matt March 23, 2015, 8:24 AM

    That’s absolutely amazing! A lot can and does happen in 10 years whether we want it to or not. Congrats on such a huge milestone.

  • LifeInsuranceCanada.com March 20, 2015, 11:52 AM

    Congratulations! 10 years is an amazing milestone in a medium where blogs are rare to survive 2-3 years.

    So does that make you persistent, dedicated, or just stubborn? πŸ™‚

    • bigcajunman March 20, 2015, 4:04 PM

      To answer your question, yes, or all 3 depending on how you look at it.

  • Preet March 20, 2015, 9:06 AM

    Congrats! I look forward to the awkward puberty phase for BCM in a few years.

    • bigcajunman March 20, 2015, 9:50 AM

      When do I get “the talk” ? I don’t want to learn about it on the street.

  • The Blunt Bean Counter March 19, 2015, 10:31 PM

    BCM, congrats. 10 years, pretty awesome accomplishment, especially considering how often you write.

  • Tawcan March 17, 2015, 2:40 PM

    Congratulations, 10 years is a major milestone!

    • bigcajunman March 17, 2015, 4:42 PM

      Well it is over 3650 days that is for sure! πŸ™‚

  • My Own Advisor March 17, 2015, 2:34 PM

    Wow, great stuff.

    That Twitter machine you enjoy for personal financial venting hadn’t taken full flight 10-years ago πŸ™‚

    All the best for the next ten years BCM!


    • bigcajunman March 17, 2015, 2:38 PM

      Heck MySpace was a big thing 10 years ago! Dancing Banana

  • Michael James March 17, 2015, 8:22 AM

    Happy 10th! Maybe in another 10 you’ll be a retired civil servant.

  • Sheryl Smolkin March 17, 2015, 7:59 AM

    Congratulations! Blogging can be lots of fun but it can also be a real grind. You are doing a great job.


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