Ten years ago today I wrote a simple post
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.
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?