Author Archives: Savvy Buck

How to Build Your Risk Tolerance when Investing

Risky Tightrope Walking

I bought my first stock in early 2010, which costed me something thousand dollars. Yes, that was my entire life savings at the time! Several days after I bought it, it dropped several points and I was sitting on a paper loss of $400. I logged into my brokerage account, noticed that my stock numbers ...

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Is the Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) Worth It?


What is the Home Buyer's Plan? According to Revenue Canada's website: The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw funds from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. You can withdraw up to $25,000 in ...

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Burger King’s Protein Per Dollar With 2014 Coupons

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Burger King just released their online printable coupons. How do their value stack up? Let's see! Coupons: Summary: 1. Sandwich deals are great value With coupons, the BOGO and Half Off sandwich deals obviously become very good value. Sandwiches are all above 10 grams of protein per dollar. The calories per dollar range from 268 to 350! 2. BOGO The ...

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Burger King’s Highest Protein Per Dollar Item

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Burger King has recently introduced several King Value priced items on their menu. How does it stack up against other fast food restaurants such as McDonald's? Let's have a look. 5. Triple Whopper Sandwich (9.46 g/$) Price: $7.19 Total Protein: 68 grams Taking 5th spot is the $7.19 Triple Whopper Sandwich. It contains 1150 calories, 76 grams of fat, ...

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Subway’s Highest Protein Per Dollar Item

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Subway is the largest restaurant chain in America. Many of my friends who are anti-McDonald's happen to be very pro-Subway, citing its healthy menu. What I've personally noticed is that those who eat Subway really, really love it. They would get one every few days. Anyways, I am going to do another Protein Per Dollar analysis ...

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McDonald’s Highest Protein Per Dollar Item


Ahh, it is the infamous golden arched restaurant. It is the most beloved and yet hated brand in America. Now, I am a health fanatic and rarely eat at McDonald's. In fact, even though there's a McDonald's right across the street from where I live, I haven't stepped foot in there for 2 years! (I ...

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My First Stock Purchase

Johnson and Johnson Stock

My first stock purchase was actually recommended by my dad. If I can still remember faintly, at the time, I had just opened a brokerage with TD Waterhouse but knew nothing about investing. However, I was thinking about how all the baby boomers are retiring soon and will demand more medical care. So, I casually ...

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Spend Defensively, Invest Aggressively

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I adhere in the philosophy of spending defensively while investing aggressively to achieve your goals of financial independence. This is especially true if you are a young and unattached individual. What does this mean? This means reducing your monthly budget as much as you can sanely handle while increasing your portfolio risk as much as you can ...

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What’s in your wallet?


I have to admit, at it's current state, my wallet is pretty bloated. I figured to make this post to review the contents of my wallet and whether I need the cards in there or not. Currently, I am carrying: 1. TD Debit Bank Card- I rarely use this. However, this is an emergency precaution. If I ...

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April 2014 Spending

April Monthly Spending

This is my April spending. If you are interested, please click the title to read the whole post.

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