Monthly Archives: June 2011

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The blogger behind Thicken My Wallet is an entrepreneur turned president of an investment company, who offers great insights on personal finance. Check out my guest post on small businesses at Thicken My Wallet. Welcome Readers of Thicken My Wallet to … Continue reading

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7 tips for having a positive experience with US Customs

In recent days I have heard several bad experiences with Canadian travellers and US Customs.  Our normally reasonable and polite Canadian travellers found themselves in unpleasant situations with US Customs. The pledge from US Customs & Border Protection appears on … Continue reading

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Using Group Discount Sites

With the announcement of Groupon’s application for an IPO, I thought it would be a good idea to provide my thoughts on group discount sites.  Groupon, WagJag, LivingSocial, Dealfind, and similar provide deep discounts from local businesses to get you … Continue reading

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Welcome Readers of Canadian Capitalist!

Welcome to Support Spy!  This blog contains tips and tricks to navigate through the frustrating world of customer support.  There are simple steps that you can take to minimize efforts in dealing with customer support and service. Please take a … Continue reading

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Via Rail: update

June 8, 2011: VIA reached out to me to provide a partial refund.  Details to follow in Part 2 next week. June 3, 2011  Update:  No word from VIA. June 1, 2011 Update:  VIA’s support team contacted me yesterday by … Continue reading

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