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    We get a Costco Ex. Club rebate and we get a...

    We get a Costco Ex. Club rebate and we get a Costco Mastercard rebate. We use the latter at Costco, for all restaurants and gas. In the US we use a Marriott Visa in Costco. Exchange comes across...
  2. They are very popular in Calgary. I know...

    They are very popular in Calgary.

    I know several people who have only owned one, then moved to another brand because of the outrageous cost of dealer maintenance-routine and otherwise.
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  3. Thread: Buying a used car

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    Yes. And be on the lookout for 'curbers', ie...

    Yes. And be on the lookout for 'curbers', ie used car sellers who operate from their homes and pretend that it is a private sale. Or car salesmen who bring home cars to sell on the their curb as it...
  4. Thread: Buying a used car

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    Be very careful. The used car market should...

    Be very careful. The used car market should soon start to see some of those cars that were damaged in the floods.

    When we were looking we paid for CarProof reports through the autoclub. We paid...
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    I find that there is far too much of the 'blaming...

    I find that there is far too much of the 'blaming others or the Government for my troubles'. People need the think about what they are doing, forget about living only in the present, think about the...
  6. Thread: Travel insurance

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    Several years ago we needed travel insurance for...

    Several years ago we needed travel insurance for a six month trip. It had to be flexible in terms of adding days since we did not have a firm return date. Since that time we have also shopped for...
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    sags, I agree. People in their late 40's and...

    sags, I agree. People in their late 40's and 50's are being greatly impacted by our new ecomomy. They are not prepared for it, have loads of consumer debt, and little or no retirement savings. ...
  8. Thread: annuities

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    Annuities can be advantageous for some. ...

    Annuities can be advantageous for some. Milveskys book Pensionize your Nest Egg provides some good examples.

    We have looked into annuities. Not for us at the moment. Perhaps later. But we do...
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    Harper balanced the budget? Yes, he did. In ONE...

    Harper balanced the budget? Yes, he did. In ONE year out of NINE and only by prematurely selling the GM shares and by taking $2B from EI fund. The other eight years were deficits.
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    That right. Otherwise we would have senior...

    That right. Otherwise we would have senior relatives of everyone flocking to Canada for a free ride on the medical/healthcare system and signing up for OAS/GIS. The cost of healthcare on a per...
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    I like AltaRed's advice. It is sound. One thing...

    I like AltaRed's advice. It is sound. One thing for sure...the only person that cares about your money is you. Well, perhaps your heirs. Never forget that.

    Prior to retirment we did a complete...
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    Absolutely. After dealing with the bank we...

    Absolutely. After dealing with the bank we decided that we would only deal with a fee for service investment advisor. We found the bank was always pushing us towards large MER products. My guess...
  13. Thread: Aeroplan

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    We have had countless points tickets over the...

    We have had countless points tickets over the years. I had lots of business travel, hotel, and rental cars that attracted points. Mostly used the points for travel to Europe. If we did have to go...
  14. Thread: Aeroplan

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    Good idea. But check to see what the rules are...

    Good idea. But check to see what the rules are for points expiration.

    We are also on the Delta Skymiles program. Their points do not expire. We also get credit for Wesjet flights. We are...
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    Absolutely agree with you on income splitting for...

    Absolutely agree with you on income splitting for seniors. We take advantage of it.

    It was a purely political move by the Harper Gov't. to secure the votes of the group that happens to have the...
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