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The Big Cajun Man is my Blogging Alter Ego, I am actually Alan Whitton, mild mannered Retired 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!

Also on many Podcasts:

  1. The Mostly Money Podcast (hosted by Preet Banerjee)
  2. The Debt Free in 30 Podcast (hosted by Doug Hoyes)
  3. The Burn Your Mortgage Podcast (hosted by Sean Cooper)

You could say printers’ ink is in my blood: after years of working for the Montreal Star and Gazette I moved to the New York Times. I branched out and worked in magazines working extensively with Penthouse and Playboy.  Sounds good doesn’t it? Did I mention it was delivering those papers and loading trucks with Penthouse and Playboy? I got more ink on my hands and paper cuts doing those jobs than I ever wanted.

I have been blogging about Finance, Child Disabilities, RESPs and Consumerism for over 10 years (after a long time with Blogspot). I have focused more on things that are happening or have happened in my life, thus RDSPs, RESPs 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, and a follow up article in December 2015 Investor saved his pension with an LIRA and e-Series index funds . I am also mentioned in print in the Toronto Star in March 2014 and Money Sense Magazine (print) for April 2014.

I am available for interviews and discussions at this address: bigcajunman @ canajunfinances.com  (you can leave out the spaces, it might work better).

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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