South Of The Border Shopping

With the Canadian dollar more or less at par with the U.S. dollar and our neighbour to the south in slow recovery mode, I have become interested in adding some U.S. dividend stocks to my portfolio. I have been happy with my Canadian stocks but let’s face it, if...

How To Invest Your Money: Part One – Psychology

This is the first of a four part series on how to invest your money.  The main focus of this series of articles is to discuss the psychology of investing, how to get started, finding your strategy, and building your portfolio.  I hope this can be a resource for many...

Credit Bureau Reports

Have you checked out a copy of your credit report lately?  It’s a good idea to review it from time to time (even once a year) with the prevalence of identity theft, but even to just check for errors. You can get a copy of your credit report from equifax.ca (the main...

New Mortgage Rules For Canadians

This morning Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will introduce new mortgage rules designed to reduce Canadians’ high household debt levels. Mortgage amortization periods will be reduced from 35 years to 30 years The maximum amount Canadians can borrow to refinance...

Cleaning Your House The Eco-Friendly Way

The “green” movement has been around for some time now and eco-friendly cleaning products are prevalent on the store shelves.  They claim to be made from natural ingredients that are better for the environment, but the small packaging, plastic containers and,...

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