How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Owning a home is one of the cornerstones of building financial assets for most Canadians.  However, making mortgage payments for 20 to 35 years can take quite a bite out of your budget, even with low interest rates. It’s surprisingly easy to reduce the amortization –...

How Young Adults Can Still Thrive Financially

Much has been written recently about the financial state of young Canadians.  The Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick thinks today’s young adults have it tougher than ever, and financial expert Kurt Rosentreter thinks Canadian 30 year olds are screwed because we spend too...

Turning 60: Some Things To Consider

If you’re still working at age 60 you may be thinking of retirement now, or in the near future.  Life as you know it will be over, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be trudging up to the Shady Rest Retirement Home. Retirement isn’t about wearing elastic-waist pants and...

Pitfalls Of Chasing The Highest Dividend Yield

Back in early 2009 I sold my mutual funds and opened a discount brokerage account with TD Waterhouse. I had about $30,000 to invest, and after doing some research on individual stocks I was drawn towards investing in companies that pay regular dividends. Related:...

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