Monthly Archives: August 2014

Canadian banking [#3]: A tablet from TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust was a bit behind RBC delivering me a Samsung Galaxy Tab4, yet the last week I got one as well. The same tablet is pending for my wife 🙂 We decided to take all of these tablets … Continue reading

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Canadian banking [#2]: Finally my iPad Mini

As I wrote in Canadian banking [#1]: How banks fight for clients, banks offer perks to people who open bank accounts with them or switch from their competitors. While I believe Royal Bank of Canada is one of the slowest … Continue reading

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Buying your first car in Canada

Today we went to a Toyota dealership to take our first car: a certified pre-owned Toyota Yaris 2012, 45000 km, automatic transmission, 5 doors, 3 years official warranty, plus a few nice options my wife didn’t tell me about 🙂 … Continue reading

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A big question about civil conflicts

I never understood the thing of civil war. It’s like you really don’t like living with someone in the same house, and you burn it down for sake of a better life. How could this result in a better life? … Continue reading

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Investing in mutual funds: are they worth it?

Well, as I wrote before, Canadian banks offer very low interest for your money locked in any savings accounts with them. The best offer I heard of was some 3+ years deposit that offers about 2.5% of interest per annum. … Continue reading

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Honda Celebration of Light

Guess, what? For those obsessed with guns and shooting other people here is something to consider. This is a video set from Honda Celebration of Light 2014, that took place in Vancouver. Basically, this is a fireworks contest that takes … Continue reading

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Monthly results [#1]

If you remember, I wrote here that I opened a brokerage account with Interactive Brokers about a month ago. Here are my first month trading results. I publish all trades I make in a separate blog. For those of you … Continue reading

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