Category: Personal Finance

Can You Use A TFSA To Invest In Cryptocurrencies?


Cryptocurrencies seem to be having difficulty fitting inside the traditional idea of investments. Even the government seems to be having difficulty. As you know, gains are taxed as capital gains, much like gains on commodity contracts. Direct ownership of coins is not permitted in… Continue Reading “Can You Use A TFSA To Invest In Cryptocurrencies?”

With Inflation Who Wins And Who Loses


People who can create inflation do. Those who cannot inflate lose.

What’s Insurance For?


The future is unknowable, buy insurance for what it does to improve your life.

Tradeoffs Define Economics


Can anyone create a cost/benefit tradeoff analysis on government spending? No, they cannot, and the government doesn’t want to.

The 70% Idea For Retirement Income


For most people, the calculation of retirement income is not like you have been told.

Understanding Margin of Safety


Providing a margin of safety forces you to think through your future in a productive way

What Were You Doing 2 May 1980?


For me, in financial terms, 2 May 1980 was spent poorly.

It’s A mistake To Address The Wrong Problem


Low interest rates didn’t cause inflation. They may harm some people though

How Did Russia Revive the Ruble?


Some thoughts on Russia providing gold backing for the ruble.

When Martians Solve Problems


Look for and implement optimal solutions. No preconceptions. No frills.

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