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Husband, dad, computer geek, professional software craftsman, Canadian.

Interests: technology, personal finance, personal productivity, books, music. Within personal finance, specific interests include retirement planning, taxes, investing, self-employment.

I founded the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, and continued as a moderator for 4 years. I resigned my role effective October, 2013 in order to focus more on my family and business.

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comment Effects of past unemployment on mortgage refinance
We don't leave it up to acronyms in the question body. Tags let those interested in a given country's questions follow them, or conversely, ignore them.
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comment Weightage of products used for measuring inflation
What government? Add a tag for your country, please.
10h
comment Effects of past unemployment on mortgage refinance
Legal, where? Add a country tag, please.
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comment Do financial advisers in Canada who work at the bank, make investing decisions not in your best interest?
In short: there is a conflict of interest. CBC Marketplace aired a special about financial advisers in Canada just a few months ago. You can watch it for free on the CBC web site.
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revised What is the purpose of Social Security and Medicare deductions from my paycheck?
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revised Allocating IRA money, clarification needed
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Jul
25
answered Share holder or company getting the money when investor invests?
Jul
25
comment Why and why would/wouldn't a company split their stock?
@TimS Yes, I expected he meant something different than what he wrote.
Jul
25
comment Why and why would/wouldn't a company split their stock?
AAPL didn't "split 6 times" -- it was a 7-for-1 split, once. Splitting (2-for-1) six times would be 64-for-1.
Jul
24
comment Does reading financial statements (quarterly or annual reports) really help investing?
Disclosure, please.
Jul
23
revised Why is paying mortgage interest considered by some to be beneficial?
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Jul
23
revised Add > 5,500 (excess contribution) to Roth IRA for temporary investment?
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Jul
22
revised Where can one graph portfolio performance over time?
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Jul
22
revised SEC Form 144 and Form 4 difference
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Jul
21
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Jul
20
comment Portfolio theory and the business cycle: Determining ideal allocation to stocks?
The down voting on this doesn't make sense to me. I like it.
Jul
20
revised Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) calculation involving Capital Gains and Unused Capital Losses?
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Jul
20
revised Portfolio theory and the business cycle: Determining ideal allocation to stocks?
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Jul
17
comment Taxes on someone else paying my mortgage
Unclear based on no location specified. Voting to close.
Jul
17
revised How a company in India can misuse my PAN number and its scanned copy that I provided as an interview candidate?
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