Questrade fee increase

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Last week, my Questrade newsletter arrived in my email inbox.  Usually, I just delete it but for some reason last week, I clicked on it.  Among other things, it had this statement: Inactivity fee As of July 10th, 2012, an inactivity fee of $9.95 per month is charged to clients with under $5,000 in combined equity for any month in which the client does not complete one commission-able trade. Clients...

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New job, new budget

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Brian and I are both starting new positions this May.  As a result, we’ve updated our budget!  I mentioned before how it was important for us to avoid lifestyle inflation and I think we’ve done that.  At the same time, we want to give ourselves room to enjoy a small bit of our success.  Our bills and rent stay the same, so there are only a few changes that needed to be made. Original...

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Avoid lifestyle inflation

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When you’re used to following a certain budget, getting extra money can seem like an easy bonus – it doesn’t form part of your budget so it’s okay to spend it away.  After all, if you’ve taken care of you bills and your savings, everything else is gravy right?  But that’s where it is easy to fall into the trap of lifestyle inflation.  Suddenly that extra bit...

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Revisiting the 2012 financial goals

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Earlier this year, Brian discussed our 2012 financial goals.  We try to set our financial goals each year.  It gives us something concrete to work towards and when you complete a goal, it feels great.  At the time, I wasn’t sure where I would be employed or even IF I would be employed.  Kind of hard to set goals when there is a lot of uncertainty!  We did our best and I felt like I set some...

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