CPFC15, Election Day, Jays and #MoneyStories

in Best of, Random Thoughts

What could possibly be interesting at a meeting of a bunch of Personal Finance folks? I am not sure, but I am going to go and find out this weekend at CPFC15. I am hoping I will meet with my peers and they will enlighten me on why I  work for slave wages, yet I continue to be a 6 Figure Blogger as well. My guess is I will get to make some new acquaintances, and possibly watch a lot of Blue Jays games in various bars around Toronto.

Ascending and Descending
Escher in LEGO? FABULOUS, sums up the election quite nicely

Election Day is Monday, and the country’s long painful journey may finally be over (for now). Remember you really do need to go vote or you really have no reason to complain. I am not sure if I have made up my mind for Monday, but that still does not mean that Mr. Pollster (who calls me every night) will ever hear of my decision. My suspicion continues to be that we will be voting again some time next year to resolve the “dead heat” that may occur on Monday.

If the Liberals get into power, how are they going to “roll back” that TFSA limit? Going to be quite interesting, no matter how you slice it.

It seems Toronto will be rocking this weekend, but not just with out of control Personal Finance folks, with the Blue Jays making it to the AL Championship Series (after one of the more interesting games I have ever watched (and I have been watching for over 44 years)).

My Writings for Week Ending October 16th

The Thanksgiving weekend gave me some time to dust off a few old ideas and catch up on a little bit of writing as well.

Money Stories and other Horror Stories

I am a man who fancies himself to be witty sometimes, however, Michael James does win the funniest (and most concise) post of the week with his Credit Card Bill parody, I laughed out loud (luckily the folks I work with are sure I am mad).  So what are The Income Tax Implications of Selling U.S. Real Estate ? You know who might know about that? Our friend the Blunt Bean Counter, and luckily he wrote about it too.

Tangerine Money Back Credit Card

Whom is going to be at CPFC15 ? For one our friend Tom Drake from the Canadian Personal Finance Site (we will finally be meeting face to face) and he outlines what should happen this weekend with CPFC15 Money Tips: Meet the Experts Attending the Canadian Personal Finance Conference.

Do you like the Dividends? Our amigo Mark from My Own Advisor is a big fan of it, but one of his readers wanted to get in on the discussion, which then caused this interesting article to be written, Dividend Earner – why I’m living off dividends and distributions. Do you like spending? Michael James wants to talk to you (again) about this very topic with Typical Spending vs. Average Spending , you might think you have enough to live on but do you really? Do you like the Credit Cards? As a few bloggers have pointed out Tangerine is offering a new card, and in Tangerine’s No-Fee Cash-back MasterCard – The New Cash Back King? Million Dollar Journey outlines this interesting card option.

Best Election Video

And this guy is running against Stephen Harper (in Harper’s riding), this is an astonishingly imaginative video:

2015 Random Thoughts

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  • My Own Advisor October 18, 2015, 10:36 AM

    Ah, those juicy dividends 🙂

    Thanks for the mention BCM. Hope you are enjoying CPFC15 with Michael and the rest. I expect a trip report at some point on your blog.


  • Michael James October 16, 2015, 11:59 AM

    Glad you liked my credit card joke. My wife liked it too. Looking forward to CPFC15. Thanks for the mention.

    • bigcajunman October 16, 2015, 12:02 PM

      Yeh, it really sucks when someone just takes your content and doesn’t link to it….

  • Bernie October 16, 2015, 11:47 AM

    Please no rollback of the TFSA! It’s about the only tax break I can receive anymore now that I’m retired and unable to contribute to my RRSP. Remember the TFSA is funded with money that has already taxed.

    • bigcajunman October 16, 2015, 12:03 PM

      You old retired folks with your pensions and your living too long!!!

      Yeh, I am curious to see how some of the “dismantling of ideas” actually happens… but we shall see


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