Shannon Nelson
Shannon Nelson is an accomplished writer, interviewer, and radio and television host, formerly with CFUN, VisionTV, the Biography Channel and CBC Television. Before starting a family in the early 80's, Shannon was a stock broker at Pemberton Securities and Canarim Securities (now Canaccord). She is the mother of founder Tommy Humphreys.
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POSTED ON October 10, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

Danica Patrick is the newest senior editor for  The Players’ Tribune, and founding publisher Derek Jeter has chosen wisely.  Jeter’s new media venture isn’t exactly news, since the site went live a week ago Wednesday, just three days after the legendary shortstop retired. But yesterday’s post by the NASCAR beauty is pretty much what Jeter promised his… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 10, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

As Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, I would like to share a few tips with you regarding how to have a successful turkey dinner for the holiday. Anyone who has done it knows that cooking a turkey for a diverse extended family is not entirely without its problems. But there are a few things… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 05, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

I joined it, I tried it, and I just don’t get what all the fuss is about. Here’s how it started:  I was noodling around on Facebook early last week, when something unusual jumped off the page at me.  It was an update on my newsfeed by my oldest son, Adam, referencing something called ‘Ello’.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 04, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

As we pulled up to the modest, narrow three story home in the Pearl District of Portland, I was apprehensive.  I’d never tried accommodation booked through Airbnb before, and I had no idea what to expect.  Climbing the steep stairs, we found the front door and rang the bell twice.  Just as we were concluding… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 02, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

When I was training to be an investment advisor years ago under the tutelage of the legendary Ivan Moldowan of Pemberton Securities, one of the first things we learned was that under no circumstances were we to go after any brokerage account worth less than $10k.  I recall thinking that was a little harsh, and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 01, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

I hate to sound smug, but I’ve got a new iPhone 6, and I’m having a great time getting to know what’s fast becoming my new BFF. After managing to sell my old iPhone with a brand similar to Bank My Cell just before I got it, I was in dire need of it to… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 30, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

If you were around in the mid 1990’s, it’s likely the name BRE-X conjures up some frightening memories. It’s a true rags to riches story that involves murder, international intrigue, arson, and exotic adventure. It’s also a story about a fantastic investment fraud that left once rapt investors, both big and small in humiliating ruins.… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 26, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

You see the babes in the picture just above? They are my 82 year old mother, Maureen, alongside her 100 year old mother, Dorothy. The picture was taken last weekend at a family party to celebrate Dorothy’s 100th birthday, an event we have all been looking forward to. And it was quite a party. The… Continue Reading

POSTED ON September 05, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

On the fence about global warming? Me too, and who wouldn’t be, given the voluminous amount of material published by disbelievers of what Al Gore termed his ‘inconvenient truth’. However, like Al Gore or not, if you look at the scientific data on global warming, presented from numerous angles by scientists without bias, it’s hard… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 29, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

There’s a well known cycle of family business:  the first generation makes it, the second generation spends it, and the third generation blows it.  Naturally there are exceptions, but 70% of family businesses never even make it to the second generation, let alone the third.  And I’ve got a solution for this tragic trend of… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 24, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

Well known investor Frank Holmes of US Global Investors took some time to talk to us this week (MP3 Link here), and the ‘always on the go’ dynamo was enlightening on many topics.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Frank’s company, US Global Investors is a registered investment advisor with a unique expertise… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 10, 2014 BY Shannon Nelson

Veteran financial forecaster Jim Dines of the Dines Letter is a veritable fountain of opinions on just about everything, and his market predictions have made some investors a ton of money. So when he was interviewed Sunday by King World News, our ears perked up. Here’s the long and short of Dines’ predictions about what he… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 29, 2013 BY Shannon Nelson

Boys are often viewed as “Defective Girls” in the public school system, according to author Christina Hoff Sommers, who has three suggestions for what schools can do to help boys succeed: 1) bring back recess, 2) turn boys into readers, and 3) work with the young male imagination. “Of the children diagnosed with ADHD, 75%… Continue Reading

POSTED ON October 27, 2013 BY Shannon Nelson

“Choose a job that you like and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius

POSTED ON October 27, 2013 BY Shannon Nelson

TODAY is Friday the 13th (again) and the last school day before spring break.  Of much lesser importance (to a couple of my children anyway), today is school report card day. My husband and I used to love it when my kids brought their report cards home. It was exciting to see how they were… Continue Reading