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Last visited: Wed May 02, 2007 8:50 pm
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Most active topic: The Official GRS Nintendo Wii Thread
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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Where do you hope to retire?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:50 pm 

Replies: 31
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I grew up in Prince Edward Island and wouldn't mind moving back some day. My wife also loves it there, even though she's not from there. We've discussed it, but we'll have to see what happens. We plan so that we can afford to retire anywhere reasonably priced.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: The Canadian Question Thread

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:42 pm 

Replies: 13
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Mike, The global couch potato is a good starting point. My problem know is coming up with a new one for when I retire. So far I been liking about something like: 60% Fixed Income 15% REIT index 10% Candian Index 7.5% US 7.5% International Any ideas/comments on this? CD That sounds reasonable for re...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What BBQ/Grill do you own? (and general grilling discussion)

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:22 pm 

Replies: 61
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Just cleaned up the BBQ and replaced the burner this past weekend. We have a Thermos 6 or 700 series, I think. It's a middle-lower end of the line type model - I think it was about $300 when we got it about 6 years ago. We BBQ nearly every night we're home in the spring/summer/fall, so it's held up ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Would you spend $300 on playoff tickets?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:15 pm 

Replies: 23
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This is the first year in the last 5 that we didn't buy a full playoff ticket package for the Ottawa Senators. They were always our splurge for the year, although they unfortunately?/fortunately? always ended up cheaper than planned since the Sens went out earlier than expected. It wasn't so much a ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What do you do now that you're a grownup?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:11 pm 

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I'm a technical writer at a software company.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: The Official GRS Nintendo Wii Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:18 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 35467


I find the boxing a bit off too. I think, like some of the other games, the key is to take shorter punches and not move too much. I land almost all of my left jabs but have a tough time landing a right hook. My wife says I move too much when I punch. I had the same issues with baseball, tennis, and ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Do you know your Net Worth?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:57 pm 

Replies: 13
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I know roughly what my net worth is but don't worry too much about it. I update my calculations probably once or twice per year, but mostly I just check what ballpark I'm in and that I'm still heading in the right direction.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: The Canadian Question Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:50 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 9083


Chalk me up as another advocate of the MoneySense global couch potato portfolio. I use it too.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: best Canadian rewards credit card?

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:41 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 7474


We have a CIBC Aero Classic card which accumulates Aeroplan points, but at a lower rate than the Aerogold. However, it does have a lower fee (only $29 per yr. IIRC).

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: The Official GRS Nintendo Wii Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:25 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 35467


I snagged a Wii last weekend. I'm not at all a gamer, but the idea of physically playing the games looked like fun. When I won $200 in my office hockey pool, I decided to spring for the difference one. I'm loving it so far, even though I suck almost as much at some of the games as I do at other vide...
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