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Where is My Father’s Money?

In Advice, Criticism, Financial, Fresh, Uncategorized on January 3, 2013 at 1:26 PM

As some of you know, I’ve been working on a book for the last few years. Here is a sneak peak.

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How to foul Lebron

In Culture, Financial, Fresh, Personal, Popular Posts on June 1, 2011 at 10:17 AM

This was originally written on October 18th, 2010. I find it interesting to look back and see how appalled I was at Lebron’s plan for financial success. Now that the Heat are on the verge of winning their first championship, It’s worse than I had imagined. Here comes the lost decade of basketball.

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Strictly Monetary VI: Dollar Downward Spiral

In Advice, Criticism, Financial, Strictly Monetary: A Series on April 22, 2011 at 3:42 PM

In January of 2010 I pointed to the decline of the American dollar as being permanent. I spat at the idea that it was simply a slump. When the stock of companies like Apple and Google were at lows, I advised people that while they were good companies, there was no way I was going to hold anything in American dollars. This past week, Standard & Poors rating agency issued American bonds a negative warning, citing that it had serious concerns as to whether or not the American government will get it’s fiscal situation in order, confirming something we’ve known for years. So, what took so long?

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Epic Walk

In City, Culture, Personal on September 13, 2009 at 7:57 AM
[This is a piece from another blog and it has nothing to do with finance. I wrote it a year ago, and it’s still one of my favourites. Enjoy the final weekend of the summer.]
My sister and I are bad Muslims. It’s the month of Ramadan and we haven’t fasted once. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not bad people, just bad Muslims. Our parents, however, have taught us what Ramadan is all about – sacrifice. And so, on the last day of summer my sister and I set out to walk from downtown Toronto (queen and john) all the way to our parent’s place in Mississauga (like 401 and Mavis). That’s over 30km and it took us 7 hours. I’d like to share the highlights with you.