Feeling Lucky?

IN 2004, A LUCKY SINGLE mother won $10.5 million in the Ontario lottery. Her name was Candy Adams. What did that windfall do for her life, her goals and her values? Surely she parlayed that into incredible success? Well… no. After becoming a millionaire overnight, she spent all that lovely money on designer clothes, parties,…

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The Guilt of a Trader

I FELT GUILTY that I wasn’t using my degrees. I felt guilty that I hadn’t made my parents proud because I’d quit the corporate life. I felt guilty that I was allowing my prime career building years escape me, while I traded full-time. I felt like I’d let so many people down. People feel guilty…

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Updated Privacy Policy

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE ON the entire internet, we’ve updated our Privacy Policy in line with the new data protection regulations implemented across Europe (also known as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations). If you’re curious, you can check out the link at the bottom of every webpage on our website. You know that we value…

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Money Quotes to Live By

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. – Benjamin Franklin How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. – Robert G. Allen Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so…

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A Trader in the Making

A SECRET HAND-WRITTEN message goes out to each student. “20c for toasted sandwiches. 12.30pm – room 2A. Bring your own sandwich.” And before I knew it, I was in business. Toasting sandwiches on a fork, connected to a ruler, held up to the industrial school heater. Around 15 twelve-year-old girls became my regular clients. I…

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Who Are You?

I WAS SIDE-BY-SIDE with my Grandmother at the retirement village, looking into her dresser mirror. “Who do you see Gran?” I asked. “I see an old woman. I’m always shocked when I see her. Inside I’m still 18 years old, dancing and laughing with my fiancé, my whole life ahead of me.” You see, our…

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Love Yourself Anyway

“DO YOU REALLY think you can be a full-time trader? I don’t think it’s something any woman has done before.” But, I continued to love myself anyway. “You realise you’re making a fool of yourself by writing a book?” But, I continued to love myself anyway. “Your husband will start to feel inadequate if you…

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A Serious Warning

  BE CAREFUL ABOUT being too much of a chameleon. So often, we blend with the person we love, and carve off and discard little pieces of ourselves to fit in. We think of ourselves as selfish if we need ‘alone time’, or if we request help. We fear being thought of as a taker.…

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Favourite Experience

I DIDN’T OPEN MY umbrella because I could feel the smallest of all raindrops caressing my face, and landing in my hair, as gentle as the stroke of a lover. When I walked faster, the raindrops were more distinct and touched my face more firmly. When I slowed down, the raindrops were less distinct, softer…

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