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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 […]

Review of Dragons' Den Episode 8

Two dragons compete for a deal on Episode 8 of CBC’s Dragons’ Den – read the review of the deal here.

Dragons' Den Episode 8

I watched the first section of tomorrow night’s episode of Dragons’ Den and really enjoyed it. The first pitch of the episode is for a strong business that made a crucial mistake – they over-valued their business. While they have strong sales and a growing business, the founder of the company forgot to pay himself […]

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 […]

This Week on Dragon's Den

Can you accurately guess, for each of the 8 pitches, whether there will be an offer, and, if there is an offer, how much equity will it ultimately cost, and will it be straight equity for cash, or will it have an alternate financing structure (e.g. establishing a line of credit/operating line)?

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 […]

The Best Time to Buy

When is the best time to buy something, whether it’s a stock, or something more mundane, such as a new pair of shoes? Of course, everyone knows the simple answer – buy when the price is down. The question, however, is how do you know when the price will be down, and how do you […]