Sell Your Home To Retire? Fuggedaboutit!

The popular belief of every homeowner is that the house will become a great investment and that it will be the asset they can rely on to help them retire. The truth? Quite the opposite. Homes have an emotional attachment. On top of that, there is a prestige to being a homeowner that you can’t…

Is Your Portfolio Maintaining Its Balance?

Every good investor knows that you should have balance in your investment portfolio. That means there should be a good mixture of equities, bonds and even cash in your portfolio. Over the last ten years, though, the pace of growth in equities have far outstripped the growth of interest provided by fixed income assets. In…

Should You Go With A Variable or Fixed Mortgage?

The biggest question that many Canadians will be facing over the next couple of years is whether to go with a fixed rate mortgage or a variable rate mortgage. Unlike our distant North American cousins in America, Canadians have the ritual to renew mortgages every 5 years. It’s too bad that Canadians don’t get the…

Avoid The Pitfalls Of Your Past Generation

The sad part of  learning about personal finance is realizing that the past generations before you did it all wrong. When I get a chance to sit back and think about all the learnings and values that were taught throughout my life, it becomes quite apparent why we never “got ahead”. Perhaps it’s the failing…

Are REITs Better To Own Than An Actual Condo?

Many people believe that real estate is the best investment. That includes those that buy Apple stocks, weed stocks or even Bitcoin. From a historical perspective, real estate has always had a steady upward trajectory in price, very much similar to stocks and equities. However, real estate has suffered less significant and frequent crashes that…

What Is An Affordable House?

The million dollar question that every Millennial wants to know is “how much house can I afford?” That’s because despite the high prices in two of Canada’s major cities, the majority of Millennials still want to buy a home. With house prices rising much faster than income in their respective cities, just how much can…