The You First Blog

“People Won’t Have Time For You If You Are Always Angry or Complaining” -Stephen Hawking   TSX Snaps Fine Day Rally Canadian stocks fell Friday, halting the biggest rally since February, as raw-materials producers sank with commodities prices amid a slump in the nation’s currency to a six-year low. The Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index… Read More

Many Canadians are about to receive the largest one-time benefit payment in federal history. The Harper government is sending out its enriched Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) starting today. And since the payments are retroactive to January, families will receive cheques or direct deposits representing a total of  $3-billion payout. The UCCB was increased to… Read More

Read this great article from Andrew Coyne.  It is very well said. Here is an except: “The media fascination with whether we are or are not in recession is age-old. It reflects our general preference for binary oppositions: up-down, right-left, in-out. We like trials (convicted-acquitted) and hockey games (win-lose: don’t even think of calling it… Read More

“Wisdom Begins In Wonder” -Socrates   TSX Back In Positive Territory as Global Concern Eases North American markets posted solid gains Friday as traders took in encouraging developments in the Greek debt negotiations and a rebound on Chinese markets that continued to gain traction. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 132.58 points at 14,411.07, as… Read More

When we prepare retirement plans, we run numbers to make sure that your money will last until at least age 90. Invariably, I get the “but Odette, I will not live to age 90”. If you can’t imagine living to age 90, think again. Meet Fauja Singh, the 104 year old marathoner. He took up… Read More