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Pay the Debt or Save Away

Unexpected money can help get rid of an outstanding debt – but have you considered the reasons you might be better off putting the money into an investment, even at a lower interest rate?

IPO – Initial Public Offering

Definition: An IPO, or Initial Public Offering, is the first public sale of stock in a company. A corporation does not need to be publicly traded, and, in fact, most are not. They are used, primarily, to act as a liability buffer between the people who are doing work and the clients for whom they […]

Dragons' Den Season 5 – Tools of the Trade

Wednesday night was the first episode of Season 5 of Dragons’ Den on CBC, and it was fantastic. Also called the Celebrity Episode, 3 well-known TV celebrities were on hand to endorse great business ideas. For fashion, there was Jeanne Beker from fashion television. Mike Holmes was there to check out the tools (and inform […]

A Newspaper's Saviour: E-Readers

With costs on the constant rise, and convenience becoming one of the most important factors for consumers, newspapers are facing hard times. Managing the cost of creating, printing, and distributing content is becoming more difficult. On top of that, a newspaper at your doorstep no longer represents convenience, especially when the same content is available […]

Investing and Saving

For the average person with some money to invest, a recession can be a golden opportunity. As the economy slows, prices of stocks fall across the board, even for companies not directly affected by the cause of the economic collapse. As a result, for those who can afford to do so, investing at this time […]

Dragons’ Den – Episode 6 Review

Apparently I’m not very good at predicting deals. My last article in which I predicted who would get a deal went flat with me guessing wrong on both counts. However, I can still review an episode, so here we go. Note, if you have not yet watched the episode, do that now, and then come […]

Dragon's Den Episode 5

I just finished watching the fifth episode of Dragon’s Den – if you missed it last night, you can watch it on the CBC website. Note that this article will include spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it yet, do that first. Then please come back and read this. As is usual for the show, […]

Most Common Mistakes on Dragon's Den

I’m a fan of a show here in Canada called Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of dragons hoping for an investment. The catch is that the entrepreneur must get at least as much as they are asking for, or they get nothing. The most common mistake I’ve seen, and it […]