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December 2011



Merry Christmas

December 25, 2011 – Comments (5)

Merry Christmas everyone!



Totally random

December 24, 2011 – Comments (1)

I was reading over this article and it seems to me that the win and lose picks seem totally random relative to each other...  And the Globe and Mail is considered "the" business newspaper in Canada...



On Facts and Stats

December 21, 2011 – Comments (4)

I was just reading Facts and Stats That Blew My Mind, and WalMart being the second largest employer behind only the government kind of blew my mind as well.  [more]



Broker concerns

December 19, 2011 – Comments (6)

I'm finding the whole MF Global story interesting, especially how money from people's accounts was transferred to MF's trading accounts against rules.  [more]



Debt Serivce Ratio Nonsense

December 17, 2011 – Comments (2)

Personal debt levels are through the roof because of a lack of distinction that debt servicing ratios are not created equally.  [more]



Pension investment projection nonsense

December 14, 2011 – Comments (0)

I have been following news about the rate of projected earning on pension funds.  "Long term" those making the decisions justify rates in the 7-8% range and they completely fail to assess what might be different so that long term that might not be so realistic.  [more]



Above freezing again

December 13, 2011 – Comments (0)

The weather is incredibly screwy here in the north.  My second year here it was so cold this time of year, well, when I got back from xmas holidays my car was completely frozen.  The gears wouldn't move; you couldn't shift from park to drive.  There wasn't enough power in the battery to start my car and I ended up having to get it towed to shop where it could be put inside to thaw it out.  I came back on a Saturday afternoon and I was late for work on Monday morning and stuck 2 nights in a hotel in Ft Nelson.    [more]



The big 50

December 04, 2011 – Comments (19)

My 50th birthday today...

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