John VanDuzer

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How ironic. (Or not).

My day job has be looking at the ordinary in extraordinary ways. But this, well, it’s just sad. I honestly didn’t stage it, photoshop it or alter it in any way; there’s no way I could make this stuff up.

From Chapter Eleven, The Cup of Life: Mountains of Money

That fifteen percent of Jesus’ words deal with finances is largely aided by the Sermon on the Mount, the longest and one of the most widely quoted of His teachings. In it, He focused a great deal of attention on people’s money and possessions probably because He knows how we handle money affects and reflects […]


Allow me to introduce you to one of the smartest financial planners I’ve ever met. Her name is Betty. She’s the one pictured on the left whose back is in the front. And while she can’t take a picture to save her life, Betty has a brilliant financial mind. Really. She governs her affairs by […]

From the Chapter Three, Mind the Gap

The distance that separates us as people is vertical, not horizontal. It’s all up/down, not side-to-side. The difference is significant as you’ll read in LOONIE, chapter three, Mind the Gap. Happy BD, Evan, the giant killer and hero of this chapter.

The Mall is my Shepherd

Sad but true, this modern day psalm by Thom M. Shuman is spot-on… The Mall is my shepherd, I shall always need more. It makes me lie down in mattress stores; it leads me beside coffee shops; it restores my greed. It leads me down paths for the sake of its sales. Even though I […]

Gross Income

By 11:41 a.m. today, just as most Canadians are getting ready for their lunch break on the first official work day of the year, the average of the 100 highest paid CEOs will have already pocketed what it takes the average Canadian an entire year, working full-time to earn. The infographic you clicked on highlights […]

CEO vs Average Pay in Canada: All in a Day’s Work?

By 11:41am on January 2, the first official working day of the year, Canada’s top 100 CEOs have already pocketed $47,358 — what it takes most Canadians an entire year, working full-time, to earn.* By the end of 2013, Canada’s top 100 CEOs had pocketed an average of $9.2 million. At this rate, Canada’s 100 […]