L. Stallard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (16 of 22)
Location: Waterloo ON


Top Reviewer Ranking: 405,366 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 22
The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Educ&hellip by Mike Holman
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I spent a lot of time researching the internet for info on RESPs to set one up for my granddaughter before I found this book. The author brings together in one useful reference, the information you need to consider or discuss when setting up a RESP. It addresses issues of concern to subscribers (the person setting up the RESP), the beneficiary (the person who will use the money for their education) and others (if the subscriber is not the caregiver/parent). It also goes over withdrawals, the government grants that are available for different income levels, what to look for in a Promoter (the company--bank or broker--provider of the RESP) with respect to qualification for those grants,… Read more
Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller by Jeff Rubin
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to read this, June 11 2009
Too bad Rubin left CIBC--he would have had a more credible platform to get his message out than as an independent author. So many have gone before him (i.e., E.F. Schumacher - Small is beautiful) who also were credible and had an important message. However independents & academics aren't taken seriously. Sadly. I think Rubin is a visionary who is telling us what's coming down the pipe (literally) and it's not fuel. Start thinking how expensive oil will affect your world and what it will mean. This is 30-50 years away: for your grandkids, it's their reality. It won't mean the end of the world, just the one we know. But then again, the world we know isn't the one our grandparents did.
Zune 8 GB Digital Media Player (2nd Generation) (R&hellip by Zune
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this puppy!, June 11 2009
Started looking at mp3 tools a few months ago, researching what was available, features etc. Of course, the iPod has the highest profile and weighed it's popularity against what else was available including offerings by Creative, and finally decided on the Zune because of its superior features, fidelity and wireless. Was not disappointed. Excellent value--one thing I like is upgrad-ability (is that a word?) Unlike iPod that become obsolete with each generation, Zune upgrades the internal firmware of its products. Nice engineering, clean design--Microsoft has done something right this time.

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