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Farewell from Mom2KG

Our regular columnist, Mom2Kg, says her farewells. I am pleased to offer my sincerest congratulations to Thicken My Wallet for its thoughtful and innovative approach to personal finances and related issues over the last number of years. In particular, TMW deserves a hearty round of applause for sustaining the effort for so long. Thinking and […]

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Are you ahead of the upcoming trend in personal finance?

The retirement savings gap, the aging demographic and growing government deficits are all future trends we know and can possibly plan around. What often gets less attention are a societal trends that have personal finance dimensions to them.  With the ubiquity of social media, we should all pay attention to the costs of the continuing […]

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To the young worker…

I hate reading articles about young people entering the work-force. They are paint by numbers articles consisting of the following: Find some grumpy older supervisor to tell stories about how young workers are entitled, lazy and difficult to manage. Find a young worker to tell stories about how out of touch employers are to the […]

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The Beginning of the End…

This blog has approximately 3 weeks left before it is officially retired on April 30. The site will be kept up afterwards (passive adwords income is passive income no matter how small…).  I wanted to take the remainder of this month to try to impart things learned and empty out blog ideas which never saw […]

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Who do trustees in bankruptcy represent?

Since the credit crisis, we have all been subject to more advertising from trustees in bankruptcy about their services. The ads typically follow the same pattern of emphasizing a pain point (stress caused by the inability to pay off debts) and a solution (hire a trustee in bankruptcy) who offer a value proposition (e.g. “we […]

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How to price real estate

I last blogged on my search to buy a new condo in November. In early December, I stopped looking for two reasons. The first was the practical issue of just not having enough time to look with the holidays coming up. The second reason was that vendors continue to believe their condo was worth more […]

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Technology, demographics and passive investing

When I first started this blog in 2007, the iPhone was two months from being released publicly, Facebook had allowed non students to become users the year before and high frequency trading was just beginning to take over most trading floors.  Today, as a result of the freer and faster flow of information due to […]

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Should credit card companies be sin stocks?

A sin stock is a term which refers to stocks which operate in businesses which are considered to be immoral or unethical. Sin stocks typically include companies in the alcohol, tobacco, weapons, gambling and sex industries. Maddeningly for the socially responsible investing set, studies show that sin stocks tend to outperform its counterparts of a […]