This guide describes an indirect way to mine Bitcoins at home. You’ll need to understand how to edit a batch file and run it in the folder with a program you’ll also download. It’s become unrealistic to discover Bitcoins before specialized ASIC miners find them, so to get around this problem you can mine Litecoin-derived […]
Someone recently asked me (okay, multiple people did) where to start to learn about getting Bitcoins? You can start here at my blog, now. A better place to look will be at one of the links below in my 15 minute introduction. Don’t put off learning, it’s the Napster of the financial world, it will […]
Although most Canadians’ retirement plans include drawing on personal savings and government pensions, an alarming 34 per cent also plan to win the lottery to help them in their golden years, a new BMO study shows. That’s a third of […]
TORONTO — Paying down debt remains the top financial priority of Canadians, although a new poll says slightly fewer have made it their top pick compared with the previous two years. The poll, conducted for CIBC by Harris/Decima, found that […]
A new survey suggests 20-somethings should make saving for retirement a priority for 2014. The online poll, prepared by Vision Critical, says 70 per cent of people asked thought they had to start saving by age 25 to retire.
TORONTO – By the time you finish lunch on Thursday, Canada’s top paid CEOs will have already earned the equivalent of your annual salary. It may be hard to swallow, but according to an annual review by the Canadian Centre … Continue Reading
In 2013 there was a bump in discussion with regards to raising minimum wage to what is being termed a “living wage”. Any Economics 101 student can tell you is that a minimum wage is a price floor. What price floors do is prevent the market from reaching the equilibrium point and in the case […]
Dear Readers: Maybe we should call these “Sunday Morning NOT SO FUNNY!” ——————————————– Is there anyone better at wasting money than the government? Despite all of the talk about “deep cutbacks”, the federal government continues to waste money in some of the most outrageous ways imaginable. For example, does the government really have to spend […]
WASHINGTON — Loonie-loving Canadians might be bemused to learn that their American brethren suffered a setback last week in the long, unfulfilled quest to supplant the U.S. paper dollar with coins. A U.S. Federal Reserve research paper panned the idea […]
The following tweets were originally posted by Bryan Runnels on Twitter via his personal account (https://twitter.com/TheLibertysmith), variously, on February 24, 2013; April 18, 2013; April 27, 2013; April 29, 2013; October 3, 2013; November 8, 2013; …
OTTAWA — Canada’s financial crime agency is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of transactions related to money laundering or criminal activity over the past year. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada identified and referred 919 cases […]
Bloomberg says the mayor’s bad reputation is starting to drive up the City’s borrowing costs, but is it?
After the Rob Ford crack scandal got underway in May, the City Manager’s office set out to do some work behind the scenes. Someone had spraypainted “Crack Head” on City Hall’s newly installed doors, so those had to be fixed. There were a deluge of queries from international media regarding the sensational accusations against the [...]
Canadians continue to join in the Black Friday madness as U.S. retailers offer big discounts. Canadian Press business reporter Linda Nguyen offers tips for those heading to the sales south of the border.
TORONTO — The Thomson and Weston families have seen double-digit growth in their net worth since last year, according to an annual ranking of Canada’s wealthiest people. Canadian Business magazine estimates the Thomson family’s net worth has grown to 26.1 […]
By Ari Altstedter Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack scandal is beginning to weigh on the city’s finances, driving up borrowing costs and threatening to delay fixes to North America’s second-worst traffic congestion. The extra interest Toronto must pay to borrow […]
By Julian Beltrame OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada may need to start hiking its trendsetting interest rate within the next year and steadily push it to 2.25 per cent by the end of 2015, according to an international think-tank […]
TORONTO – A new study shows that non-mortgage debt is continuing to rise in Canada, but at a relatively modest pace, and that low delinquency rates indicate Canadians have so far been able to handle the increase. The study by […]
OTTAWA — Sometimes when you buy a piece of furniture through Craigslist, you get it home only to find that the seller hasn’t cleaned out all the junk inside it. This story starts that way. Except it wasn’t exactly junk. […]
Even “the wastes” of nature are never wasted, and never a waste. Time spent among chandeliers and caviar may be a waste; time spent chasing money or seeking status may be a waste; devoting one’s precious, short life to the accumulation of material things may be a waste; but it is never a waste of […]
“Twenty years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law. At the time, advocates painted a rosy picture of booming U.S. exports creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and economic development in Mexico, which would bring the struggling country in line with its wealthier northern neighbors. Two decades later, those […]
TORONTO — ING Direct is changing its name to Tangerine. The online bank, a subsidiary of Scotiabank said Tuesday the name change will come into effect in the spring of 2014. “Tangerine and the new visual identity exemplify everything ING […]
Walking into a Canadian retailer this time of year feels exactly like being swallowed by a Christmas parade float – all garland tongues, gingerbread breath and tinsel tonsils. But are shoppers buying what stores are selling? Unless they’re inside a […]
Bitcoin is going nowhere. I promise you that it won’t and I’m positive that I won’t be eating my words at a later date.
I’m going to tell you why: 1) Drugs and 2) Coffee:….
VANCOUVER — Bernd Petak recalls a time when, curious about how exchanging cash for the digital currency Bitcoin worked, he stood at Union Square in New York City and wandered among the sellers to try and get the most bang […]
I want to look at a few things Russell Brand has to say – in print and on video (quotations below are from both). As Elizabeth Renzetti said in yesterday’s Globe & Mail, he’s resonating with people. But, as she also suggests, he’s not going far enough clearly enough for others to follow. It reminds me of the Canadian film The Trotsky in which a young rebel tries to encourage a student protest. (*spoiler alert*) In the end, they all decide that he hasn’t really thought it through all the way, but who cares? It’s clear we so desperately need (Read more…)
The way we deal with money is constantly changing — as is the nature of money itself. You can absolutely expect your money to change over the coming decades. In fact, the world of finance is on the cusp of revolutionary change.
Financial Post’s Melissa Leong warns Planet Earth how not to become a Spending Zombie. Take heed! TAKE HEED!
Canada’s new polymer bank notes may not be as secure as originally thought. Counterfeit versions of the new polymer $100 bank note have been spotted in B.C. The fakes are “very well done,” said Sgt. Diana McDaniel of the New Westminster […]
I’m not sure what to make of the hoopla going on in the US right now. I’m inclined to think it’s all just political theatre, as Gerald Celente calls it, designed to distract the people from the real issues – the central one being, who controls the government and the nation? Wall Street, the big […]
There is a deeper reason for the war on drugs, which is the central reason for the policy, even outweighing profits from private prisons and seizure of property by law enforcement officers, both of which no doubt are also significant and strong motivations for keeping the “war on drugs” going. Nearly thirty years ago, Chomsky […]
The following tweets were originally posted by “jimmylemons” on Twitter via his account (https://twitter.com/jimmylemons), variously, on August 27, 2013; September 2, 2013; September 11, 2013; and September 22, 2013.100s of billions have been stolen fr…
Ask Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey. He is a lotto winner. He wants his life back.
Willie Seeley poses for a photo outside his home in Manahawkin, N.J., on Sept. 20, with the new GMC pick-up truck he bought with winnings from a Powerball jackpot he shared in August.
“Wild” Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week’s $400 million Powerball pot in South Carolina: Run. “Just disappear,” he said, speaking from hard-won experience. “Get lost while you still can.”
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This past week we started back into our fall routines; school, hockey (Cam), gymnastics (Cuyler) and dance (Eva). Our load is a bit heavier this year with Eva’s dance. Last year she took jazz and acro and she absolutely loved […]
Android users, this is where you unashamedly stick your tongue out at iOS loyalists while making childish noises with your lips. (In your fantasies, at least — that’s pretty rude to do in real life.) The Google Wallet app for Android has just bee…
Five ATMs that specialize in Bitcoins are going to be installed across Canada before the end of the year. The first will be installed in Vancouver by the beginning of October. Then the four remaining ATMs will appear in Montréal, […]
OTTAWA — Mortgages have continued to help make owning a home a reality for a majority of Canadians, with almost 60 per cent of homeowners in Canada also holding a mortgage, according to newly released statistics. Data from 2011 National […]
By Derek Abma For Postmedia News OTTAWA — About seven in 10 Canadian households own their homes, a number largely unchanged in recent years, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. The latest National Household Survey data found that […]
MONTREAL — How much are your digital assets worth and what should be done with them upon death or incapacity? It’s a question you should ask yourself as the popularity of online loyalty programs and virtual currencies like Bitcoin continue […]