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CPFC15, Election Day, Jays and #MoneyStories

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. I guess I will get to make some new acquaintances and possibly watch a lot of Blue Jays games in various bars around Toronto.

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 do need to go vote, or you have no reason to complain. I am unsure 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 sometime next year to resolve the “dead heat” that may occur on Monday.

If the Liberals get into power, how will they “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 exciting 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 time to dust off a few old ideas and catch up on a little bit of writing.

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.

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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  1. My Own Advisor – Ottawa – Personal Finance and Investing Blogger

    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.


    1. bigcajunman – Ottawa, Ontario – A simple blogger writing about his financial experiences as the Father of a wonderful son who is on the Autism Spectrum. Also writes about security and WordPress technology.

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

  2. 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.

    1. bigcajunman – Ottawa, Ontario – A simple blogger writing about his financial experiences as the Father of a wonderful son who is on the Autism Spectrum. Also writes about security and WordPress technology.

      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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