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$2,000 a month is plenty to retire on in these countries

This is the Globe's <b>Carrick on Money</b> personal finance newsletter. Sign up here to get it by e-mail.<p><b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>This article on cheap places to live around the world caught my eye because here in Ottawa, where I live, we just had a 15-cm snowfall to cap a few weeks of utterly foul winter weather. …

Mickey Mouse

Mr. Money Mustache returns: Tips for 2016 from the man who retired at 30

The man who retired at 30 has some tips on how you, too, can escape the drudgery of work.<p>Mr. Money Mustache, the flamboyantly named blogger with a growing cult following, says the path to financial freedom can begin with something as simple as a New Year's resolution to walk more and use your car …

Personal Finance

Ones to watch: Predicting the Fortune 500 of 2025

The <i>Fortune</i> 500, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies, has been in a constant state of flux since the first one was published in 1955. …

Tech Industry

Rich and unhappy? You’re not alone

After Tim McCarthy sold his marketing company for $45-million (U.S.), he distributed $8-million to key employees, the same proportion he shared with Uncle Sam, and went further by inviting senior managers to spend time at his expense in New York City. He rented a yacht so they could enjoy the …

How Any Canadian Can Start Watching Content from US Netflix in a Matter of Minutes: 2015 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and …

Televisions

How I quit my job to travel: The banker

Marcello Arrambide invested everything he had learning to trade in the stock market. But the ultimate goal was never fame or fortune. It was freedom.<p>When people first discovered that I had borrowed $25,000 in student loans to fund a new day trading career just out of high school, they thought I was …

Stock Markets

‘I love you. Goodnight’: How one hospice worker saw a death too many

LOS ANGELES — Everywhere Jay Westbrook turns, behind the wheel of his black pickup, a memory flashes.<p>In Van Nuys, it is the lifeless little girl he …

KnowRoaming begins shipping its industry-disrupting SIM card sticker

When we checked in with KnowRoaming in October, the company was in the midst of a media bombardment. Its millimetre-thick SIM sticker was widely …

Fido Launches New Promos on Standard and Smart Plans Until March 3rd

One week after launching a new $49 Standard Plan and $55 Smart Plan, Fido today has just kicked off new promos for these plans. Below are the changes…<p>…

Firecore’s aTV Flash for your Apple TV on Sale for $19.99, 33% Off [Deals]

If you own a second generation Apple TV (model number A1378), you might want to consider Firecore’s aTV Flash to supercharge your device. The …

Announcing the 2013 Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite

With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these …

Canada

The Kiwi Move may be the one wearable to rule them all, now up for pre-order

Toronto-based Kiwi Wearables just launched their first consumer product called the Kiwi Move today. The Move is not a watch or an activity wristband. …

Here Are Apple TV Tips and Tricks You Should Know About

If you have an Apple TV these are some simple tips and tricks that you should know about. The following tips come from a Reddit post which can be …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL CanniMed sells to Aurora for $1.2-billion as CEO warns of 'speculation' in marijuana sector Subscriber content<p>Canada-U.S. crude price gap grows to widest in four years Subscriber content<p>Trade conflicts with U.S. reveal a complicated reality for China Subscriber content<p>Campbell Soup …