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  1. Thread: annuities

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    I think it's most appropriate for each person to...

    I think it's most appropriate for each person to make decisions based upon their unique financial situation, and a whole host of other factors.
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    That seems like solid advice. I just have beef...

    That seems like solid advice. I just have beef with the stock market and the diversified approach that seems to yield little more than HISAs in the long run. I'd rather have cash on hand than throw...
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    Yes, I think there are other "investment"...

    Yes, I think there are other "investment" vehicles out there such as annuities, and the average joe would better off learning about those sorts of vehicles as opposed to getting lost in the...
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    Yep. I definitely think everyone should know...

    Yep. I definitely think everyone should know about investments and how they work, etc. However, perhaps the stock market shouldn't be a focal point, what with it's unpredictability and healthy dose...
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    I think the bold portion of your comment explains...

    I think the bold portion of your comment explains why many people choose to avoid the stock market. The volatility and unpredictability of the market can turn a healthy hobby into a stressful,...
  6. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    It looks like I should go with CIBC Investor's...

    It looks like I should go with CIBC Investor's Edge as purchase and selling of MFs is commission free. I have 100K in a HISA with CIBC right now so I'll start with that. I'll leave 180K in cash to be...
  7. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    Thanks man looks like a cool job but I let my...

    Thanks man looks like a cool job but I let my licence expire and don't plan to renew it anytime soon. Back to the drawing board!
  8. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    Also can someone briefly explain why exclusive...

    Also can someone briefly explain why exclusive blue chip stocks on discount are a bad idea? What if I waited for a downturn in the market and then plowed thousands of dollars into stocks like Johnson...
  9. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    The Mawer Balanced Fund (MAW104) looks solid. So:...

    The Mawer Balanced Fund (MAW104) looks solid. So:

    1) Should I put $280K into MAW104?

    2) What is the best way to purchase MAW104?

    If I do that I will have:

    1) 100K in a 2 year GIC
  10. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    Thanks Rusty, I'll continue to fight and remain...

    Thanks Rusty, I'll continue to fight and remain hopeful that I'll grow stronger and healthier day-by-day.
  11. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    Well y'all I think my best bet might be to seek...

    Well y'all I think my best bet might be to seek out a fee-only financial advisor and take it from there. I'll brainstorm and see if I can come up with ideas to make money outside of the conventional...
  12. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    As I'm sure you know, that's easier said than...

    As I'm sure you know, that's easier said than done. Especially for an individual who has no market-edge skills and abilities and relatively unstable health.
  13. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    1) How do I get started with investing "50/50 in...

    1) How do I get started with investing "50/50 in globally diversified stocks and bonds"?

    2) Please keep in mind that as long as I am living with my father, I wouldn't have to withdraw from my...
  14. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    My 25% functioning is just an estimate on my...

    My 25% functioning is just an estimate on my part. There were weeks when I was living alone and dealing with daytime construction where I was functioning with a few broken hours of sleep per week....
  15. Thread: 100K for 1000

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    Thanks for the responses. 1) Yes, it is true...

    Thanks for the responses.

    1) Yes, it is true that my health is not critical and I appear to function quite normally -- and I do for the most part, things are very slowly improving although I...
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