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For first time home buyers, this age old question has probably reared its head one time or another. Single detached family home or high rise condo? This question slammed right into me (literally) when I was walking down the street looking at a condo for sale in downtown Montreal with a buddy of mine. The […]

Comments Off Mich on Feb 20th 2015

For most people, a home is the biggest single purchase that they will ever make. When you are in the early days of home ownership, and you are simply excited to have your name on the deed, paying the mortgage each month doesn’t feel like a burden. In fact, it can almost be exciting knowing […]

2 Comments Mich on Dec 22nd 2014

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

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