4 Reasons Why I Don’t Use A Mortgage Broker

Earlier this week Krystal Yee wrote an article on Moneyville about her experience using a mortgage broker to secure financing on her first home, and suggested anyone considering buying a home should try a mortgage broker to help them through the home buying process....

How Do You Analyze Potential Investments?

One of the biggest challenges investors can face is coming up with possible stocks to invest in.  Here are three ways you can analyze potential investments to decide if they are worth it – quantitative analysis, fundamental analysis, and technical analysis.  The...

The Dividend Gross-up and Tax Credit Mechanism

The following article is a guest post by Mark Goodfield at The Blunt Bean Counter. When Echo (Robb) asked me if I would be interested in writing a guest post, I was flattered, but when he suggested my post should be about the dividend tax credit (“DTC”) and dividend...

Back To School Shopping

I just read that an average of $404 is spent on school supplies and clothing for back to school.  This must not include registration fees, sports and music fees, field trip fees, or busing and lunch room fees, as I’m sure I spent way more than that for each of my sons...

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