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Are you thinking of buying a Condo? It’s a big commitment, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Getting your mortgage approved may well seem like the most difficult step on the road to your dream home, but amidst finding the best mortgage rates don’t forget a few tips in order to avoid potential pitfalls. So you took […]

1 Comment Mich on Nov 24th 2014

 Canadians get a big break when we sell our homes. Complaining about taxes is almost a sport in Canada, especially when we look to our U.S. neighbours for comparisons. But there are some areas in which we actually win the tax race, and one of these is our Principal Residence Exemption provision. Americans, for example, […]

Comments Off Mich on Mar 18th 2014

There are so many things that affect the stock market, some of which may be obvious, while others are not quite so visible.  Typically, any movement in oil prices, inflation rates, employment rates or interest rates will affect the stock market. Additionally, wars, company mergers, company buy outs, bad company reports and natural disasters affect […]

Comments Off Mich on Oct 4th 2013

Buying real estate can be a risky endeavor, but if you do your research and invest wisely, it can really pay off in the long run. Buying a stable property and renting it out can give you a good source of additional income for relatively little effort, and if you’re an investor, it can help […]

2 Comments Mich on Sep 4th 2013

The following staff post is by Greg Johnson. Pssst….Hey you!…Yeah you!…Come closer…I’ve got a secret to tell you. It’s a secret that can change your financial life forever. I’ve unlocked one of the biggest secrets to building personal wealth, but we’ve got to keep it down. We don’t want “them” to hear us. Shhhhh… If […]

32 Comments Greg Johnson on Jan 7th 2013

The following is the first staff post by Greg Johnson. Please join me in welcoming him to the site! When people use the term “investing,” they are usually talking about investing money in the stock market. Whether that is through the purchase of single stocks, mutual funds, or retirement accounts, their idea of investing is […]

34 Comments Greg Johnson on Oct 15th 2012

With interest rates so low right now, it seems like a great time to buy a house. And it can be, but you need to make sure that you are aware of everything you can be going in. This means really being sure that the house is for you, even beyond the open house. You […]

19 Comments Guest on Jul 26th 2012

This is the third in a series of articles on living to 100 and beyond. This post was originally published on June 1, 2010. In my last post on this series, I took a look into a possible future where lifespans extend out to one hundred and beyond, and the possible changes that will affect […]

39 Comments Kevin on May 28th 2012

With recent bank promotions of 2.99% fixed for four years (some even for five years!), there have been a lot of discussions on whether it’s a better deal to go for a fixed-rate or not. What do you think? Better to go for a fixed-rate, or a variable-rate? In this post, I’ll compare both scenarios, […]

38 Comments Kevin on Apr 16th 2012

The following is a guest post by fellow blogger My Money Design. As a homeowner you know that the price of any home repair or project, no matter how small, can be outrageous! As a result, some of us opt to brave these tasks ourselves. But even though the journey may start out because we’re […]

15 Comments Guest on Mar 9th 2012

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