Monthly Archives: August 2016

Canadian Tire Money

The small town hardware store that has been around for decades builds up a kind of tradition where folks do some socializin’ with friends and neighbors. With the owner and staff as well they see so often. In Canada, one of those stores is called Canadian Tire. I remember that from living in Gander, Newfoundland and it’s still like that today.

In the Cities, Canadian Tire, which is also big into sporting gear like Hockey equipment is more in competition with the big ‘box store’ hardware shops like Home Depot and Kent.

Back in 1958, they started a Rewards program for every item bought in Canadian Tire and in 1961 that became Canadian Tire Money, which looked like paper money but with their logo and only to be used to buy products.

Over the years, some folks never used their Canadian Tire money to get a discount on purchases but decided to collect them. I have a few here and there stuck in old files and in ‘old keep sake’ boxes, etc.

Unkown to me, a few years back … an old $2 Canadian Tire bill sold for $1,333 at an auction. Wicked! I’m sure there are thousands of these notes in homes all across Canada with the owners not realizing they could be worth cash if they are old and in decent condition or let the newer bills continue to age and have the potential to be sold at an auction in the future.

I can picture those old time, small metal cashboxes that have a keylock … inside personal stuff, some cash an a few of these old Canadian Tire notes dated way back to the 60’s and 70’s.

Corin Raymond and Sundowners release Paper Nickels, an album paid for with Canadian Tire money , approximately 32,000 bills weighing 60 pounds on Jan 20 2013.(Vince Talotta/Toronto Star)

Corin Raymond and Sundowners release Paper Nickels, an album paid for with Canadian Tire money , approximately 32,000 bills weighing 60 pounds
on Jan 20 2013.(Vince Talotta/Toronto Star)

High yield opportunities are risky no doubt but then again, it’s all about accepting risk with the online ventures I pursue.

Last Friday, I seen the name of a HYIP called LaraWithMe. I thought, that’s a weird handle for a program and decided to look it over. Hmmm … Lara is actually a Bot that interacts with members when transactions are made. Certainly unique and has this artifical intelligence feel to it.

So that got me more interested and to actually get involved, I had to download a new type platform called Telegram Web while watching the YouTube “How to” video hosted by … you guessed it … Lara. It’s a cloud based secure site that’s something like Skype. Geared more for mobile devices like iPhones you can use anywhere but works perfect on my PC as well.

Telegram Web is where I start with Lara and perform all the functions needed to fund and withdraw plus there is support available and a community where member’s interact plus the latest news about LaraWithMe gets added. I can compound and set up an auto withdrawal date if I wish. Lots of neat features not available in your regular type script.

The single plan is about earning 3% every calender day with a minimum of $10. I used Payza but Bitcoin and other options are also available. Now… it’s 34 days to profit and that’s where debating about the risk comes in. Promotions are about 3% for a lifetime but I know it’s for the life span of the program.

My desicion came more from it being unique and watching membership plus funding grow at a rapid pace recently so hopefully Lara will be around a few months from now.




Don’t Play Me

In the online world of investing, I know nothing lasts forever although there are tons of promotions that contradict my statement. That’s my mindset when sizing up opportunities.

There are ventures that last for years but eventually changes from the original plan occur and the Admin(s) involved want to remain innovative plus ‘renew’ a compensation that is let’s say … getting long in the tooth and needs a facelift.

Unfortunately some never recover from a shift in plans while others rebound after the membership contemplates the changes and then continue to fund.

Don’t play me baby ….

I’ll write about two such ventures today.

It’s been my experience with Admins running two sites or more that it’s like the foundation eventually crumbling supporting a building. The first site or program has ‘foundation’ financial issues bringing the whole house down. Members are usually unaware there are problems with the original site.

MoBrabus has already gotten this out of the way with an update on the site and changes are underway with the site becoming live again sometime next week. It’s obvious their main concentration has shifted to it’s other site, TPL.

A main factor involved according to the update is that 75% of the membership stopped their usual funding of MB awaiting the launch of Traffic Power Line. So, this is more transparent than the majority of Admin staff that stay quiet and I know what’s going on. Now, it’s about accepting the risk with the new … TPL.

Second is AdClickXpress, which has a long history of an off and on love/hate relationships with it’s present and past members. Others remain neutral, moving with the changes with their multiple opportunities, of which one is yours truly.

But, I have to give credit when it’s due and their new ‘on original site’ ACX – Monsoon page is living up to what’s advertised by ACX so far. I’ve been paid multiple times within 24 hours and own 22 positions, while I continue to buy and repurchase at $20 each. Overall, I’ve been in profit with the whole of ACX not long after they originally launched a few years back.

Recently, they also opened a ‘word search’ page for another additional earning portal where members who purchase ‘words’ or ‘phrases’ gain commissions (sales). Something like Adwords on Google based on ‘keywords’ folks use when they search for stuff on the Google search engine.



Schools out for Summer

Heading into the final full week of August, back to school sales are everywhere and I see parents out with their lists picking up what’s required. Reminds me of that commercial from Staples …

In the Biz, I continue to rely on ventures that I’ve been with for over a year that provide steady earnings to date. New programs surface everyday but I’m only registered with two so far this month as I watch how they progress during their pre launch phases. One of which I mentioned in my last article … Traffic Power Line. Certainly a different and uncertain time in 2016 from previous years when debating about funding a new oppportunity.

Meanwhile, folks ‘are’ making money with these recent launches but they either don’t fit into my plans moving forward or they are too risky for my liking.

That’s always been the thing about the online money niche … trends that come and go. And like fashions, they also repeat or come back after awhile.




The Profit in 24 Hours

In North America, the Market scene is up these days. The US is experiencing more of a boost to their economy and producing more jobs than us Canucks north of the border where it’s more about spinning our wheels up here. In the end, that’s all boosting Mutual Funds as well, which a lot of companies use for their pension plans.

That is the weird thing with the steady positive numbers with the TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange) dispite our economy moving like molassis. One plus is the mining sector and the price of Gold which is up these days from being in a funk for months on end.

I see our Canada Pension Plan investment board is eyeing the UK these days after Brexit, taking a page out of Warren Buffet’s playbook. Where some UK stocks are down but have the potential to rebound and then some … it’s worth a look to do some buying. Buffet got his start in the Dirty 30’s where most wouldn’t touch the bottomed out stocks but he did. Buy low, hang on for about 5 years and sell for a profit.

In the Biz, 2point4daily has had a slow start but picking up some steam recently.

The slow start was probably due to the launch of My24HourIncome launching soon. I’m not really getting the interest to the tune of 14,900+ members in there so far where buying a $5 adpack will actually not generate a profit when you factor in fees. I assume it has to do more with the referral commission side of it for uplines.

Also, when you think revenue ‘share’ … that share of the ‘M24HI’ pie has to be cut up into over 15,000+ slices per day by the time it launches so how big of a piece will that amount to after a few days … eh?

My point is not to be negative but to understand what’s driving this … where my end game is always to earn a decent profit passively. If I gain referral commissions as a bonus, that’s a plus and I thank the folks who joined a venture with me. But, I don’t factor in referral commissions when I size up an opportunity for the first time, while looking over the compensation package.



Just in Case; Plan B

The ‘Boom and Bust’ trends haven’t changed much over the decades and like the commodity Markets they swing with supply and demand or the lack of it.

Growing up in Canada, it’s mainly about the export business and Dad was a miner working the underground shafts that extended down thousands of feet. Companies took hits when export companies dropped their demand and of course, that filtered down to workers with layoffs and closures. It’s work and play during the good times but the ‘bust’ can come sudden and with no plan ‘B’s’, That can bring on a tough struggle for individuals and families for awhile.

Dad always had a handle on what was happening and we moved to newer startups with years of potential before things went from good to bad with the mines he was working.

Recently here in Nova Scotia, with the bust of the oil boom in Alberta, workers returned home as did many to their Atlantic Province homes. Within a few weeks, bankruptsies shot up 36% here, which is no surprise. Oil companies will just slash jobs and send workers home with the hopes of a call back that may never happen. Similar to the mining industry.

With the online Biz, thousands to millions dollars flow into and out of opportunites and payment processors. It’s also a Boom and Bust for members of ventures that are in the top rated programs that end due to unforseen circumstances … from the member’s viewpoint anyway.

On my end, I enjoy the good times with a decent run but I’m prepared for any trouble that the future may bring. My Plan B.

With the recent Prelaunches I wrote about in previous articles, there are no Launch dates that are sent in concrete yet as I see from the programs I registered with.

Traffic Power Line has a clock up on the site set for Launch in 16 days from now. Just a reminder this is a Bitcoin and Neteller program only at this time with Adpacks starting at $5 with a minimum funding of $54 to be active. This venture is a product of MoBrabus.

Closing for today, 2Point4Daily has launched.