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RetirementPlan.io was recently featured as Calgary Herald's Startup of the Week! There is a rapidly growing market of people who are tired of paying a portion of their assets annually to someone to manage their retirement planning. Enter RetirementPlan.io, an online Do-It-Yourself service that provides asset allocation, retirement modeling and...

What do nuclear chain reactions, infrastructure projects, oil asset valuations, and retirement simulations have in common? You can probably guess - Monte Carlo simulations. Monte Carlo Simulation is a powerful tool that is used in science, business and finance. Originally used to model nuclear chain reactions during the Manhattan Project...

What Exactly are ETFs? An ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) is a security which tracks an index (e.g. North American Equities), a commodity (e.g. Natural Gas) or a set of assets (e.g. U.S. Short Term Bonds) like an index mutual fund, but trades on the open market. ETFs experience price alterations...

If you are using Chef to manage your server deployments (and you should be!), then you'll likely have run into the situation where you install a new system Ruby and need to install a few system-wide gems to bootstrap your install (think Bundler/Rake). However, when you install the system ruby,...

I got tired of SSHing into an Amazon EC2 instance every time I spun one up and writing the same code to mount an EBS volume. (I also had to search around to find out how to do this in the first place - hopefully this helps anyone else looking...