Mad Money

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 […]

The Loonie has launched!

Wasn’t THAT a party! Over 80 friends and family attended Loonie’s launch at Ancaster’s Marshall Memorial United Church last night. Thank you to all who attended the event and ESPECIALLY to Marshall Memorial who waived the customary rental fee in shared celebration.

Betty

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 […]

What the Dickens: What Charles had to say about money (1-6)

Charles Dickens turns 204 on February 7, 2016 and nine months early (in honour of his conception) I’m celebrating with six of the twelve things he – through his characters – said about money. This isn’t my list, it’s from The Telegraph (UK) newspaper. The other six famous quotes? Well, you’ll have to wait til Chuck’s birthday […]

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 […]