Why 99% of People Should Buy A House

When I started learning about personal finance and started to share my knowledge on this blog, I thought it was a good idea to teach people how to save and invest. But boy was I wrong. What I realized after learning about saving and investing is that the save and invest model only worked for…

Case #1: Buy It Or Rent It?

Canadians love real estate. Let’s face it we’re all infatuated by it, but sometimes we have to question our desires to see if buying is actually better than renting at a financial level. I’m a true believer that you can’t put a price on emotions. That’s why if your heart and life goal is set…

Stocks Quietly Doing Well

Among the noise surrounding the controversies of President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau, the Canadian and American stock markets have done incredibly well to start the year. So much so that the main Canadian stock market indicator, the TSX, closed at an all time high just before the Easter holiday weekend. This is surprising for…

Paying Taxes On Your Return Can Be A Good Thing

With a little over two weeks to go before tax returns are due for Canadians I’m starting to hear a lot of grumbling over having to pay taxes. Paying taxes is inevitable for every Canadian. We’re probably the most taxed people on the face of the Earth with high income taxes and also extremely high…

How To Protect Yourself From A Stock Market Crash

It’s been over ten years since the stock market took a major tumble that took stocks down 50%. During the next decade since then North American stocks, specifically the United States, have enjoyed the longest bull run in maybe the history of the US economy. Despite the cries that the American empire was crumbling, the…

Why Americans Should Always Buy A Home But Not Canadians

A recent article came my way that was titled “Self-made millionaire: Not buying a home is the single biggest millennial mistake“. This is supposed to make the Millennials rush out the door and buy a home. Make no mistake the author of the article makes very good points. If you’re renting you’re just throwing money…

How To Use Your RRSP To Boost Child Benefits

RRSP season is out in full force for Canadians and there’s just about 1 more week to go before the deadline. If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll know by now that the RRSP account has many uses. You’ll also know that the benefit of the RRSP is to defer taxes to a later date,…