Book Giveaway: Confessions of a Professional Blogger

“Soon, it became clear that blogs themselves – and blog networks – could become profitable businesses. Within a couple of years, blogs evolved from being part of a business to becoming the business.” Miranda Marquit. Have you ever thought of starting a blog? Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to be paid to write? What does it take to be an online writer? If the idea of blogging and online writing stirs your interest, then Miranda Marquit’s new book, Confessions of a Professional ...

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Recent Buy: H&R REIT (HR.UN)

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my recent buys. The reason being, I haven’t purchased any positions recently, other than purchasing shares of TELUS in June. However with the RRSP deadline approaching, and some tax payable,  I was able scrape nearly 1K to contribute to my RRSP. That gave me enough cash in my RRSP to top-up or purchase something new. In early September 2013, I had mentioned in a weekly lineup I was thinking about REITs. Yesterday morning I made a small ...

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RSS Ninja

Important Message for RSS Subscribers

During the last two days, AWeber Communications has been under a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) Attack. This attack has caused a complete failure of both the AWeber website, and all associated client and email services. I am confident AWeber will be able to restore their services, and I certainly wish them the best during this time. AWeber currently handles both my RSS feed by email as well as the newsletter. Although I was originally using Google FeedBurner, I discussed my reasons why I had ...

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The Weekly Lineup: Eco-Friendly Edition

One of my pet peeves in our modern society, is the amount of waste and garbage that goes into our landfills. A significant amount of this waste is from non-recyclable plastics. Even more wasteful, is the fact much of this plastic is used in one-time use packaging. There is also the energy expended and petroleum that goes into producing these plastics. Over at the Outlier Model, I asked Why Can’t All Packaging Be Eco-Friendly? Coincidentally the day after publishing that post, I stopped into ...

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