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  1. Frugality
    Hi everyone!! I was speaking about this topic this morning and from my point of view we have to be very careful with frugality in our lives as it can be either helpful and can be also harmful. It can be our friend or become our foe too. One simple example: My sister, she is in a comfort zone...
  2. Investing
    Hi everyone!! Reading a little bit about stocks and personal finance I found some important information that can be useful for beginners that want to start investing. Many people want to make some extra income aside their job so they want to start investing in stocks, but most people don´t...
  3. Investing
    This is my first post, so please be easy on me :smile: I'm 40 yrs old novice investor, looking to build a simple portfolio of 2-3 etfs, my financials are as follows: - I have $300K in personal savings - I have $150K deferred income in my corporation (50/50 USD and CAD) - I own $130K of my...
  4. Real Estate
    Hi there, this is my first post but I've been following Canadian money forum from some time and it is very informative. My current situation is I have bought a new house and want to make it my principal residence and turn my old house into rental. I should have positioned myself batter but...
  5. Investing
    As part of my move away from stocks and bonds this year, I am reviewing several "alternative" investments. These include investing in real estate (outside of REITs), shipping container investments (with a company called Davenport Laroche), and private equity. Does anyone have experience with...
  6. Investing
    I am pretty new to investing, so I would appreciate if someone could explain this to me better regarding index investing. If indexes don't pay dividends or earn interest, where does the growth come from? I mean besides regular contributions. I feel like I'm missing something simple here...
  7. Retirement
    I'm 58, married, 11 yeras old autistic son, 23 y.o. daughter. I am employed with almost an empty ( 5K) RRSP. I have unused contribution of about 50K. My wife, 50 years old, software developer has RRSP of about 100K and unused contribution of about 80K. No TFSA. We have a house of about 800K with...
  8. Investing
    What are your thoughts on the buying and selling of physical gold bars? I understand that buying them is relatively easy especially with dozens of online retailers like JM Bullion and who knows who else? But if you wanted to sell them back for a decent price how would you go about doing that and...
  9. Investing
    I am looking forward to invest in tech stocks to gain better returns in 2017. anyone has any inputs??
  10. Investing
    Hi guys, I made a website for people who frequently check TD mutual funds price (junyuzhou.com/funds.html). It also gives investment and selling funds suggestions when it's time to do so. Feel free to leave some suggestions or comments. Thanks
  11. Real Estate
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, please go easy :). Would like some unbiased advice please. My wife and I have about $73k outstanding on our mortgage. Our current rate is 2.34% and the mortgage comes up for renewal on Oct 1 2016. We had been aggressively paying down the mortgage when it...
  12. Investing
    I see in an older thread that people are investing in farm land. The food producer is the farmer or rancher using that land resource to make a raw or semi raw commodity. Farmers and ranchers are not unlike the mining or oil/gas industries. The major differences is farm/ranch land is...
  13. Investing
    Can anyone recommend a good resource for financial data? Where I work, I'm spoiled with access to a Bloomberg Terminal, but the cost is huge and, it's well above what I'm willing to spend out of my own pocket. Specifically, I'm looking for stock info for both Canadian and US markets. I want...
  14. Investing
    What is the best ratio for ETF investing US & World vs. Canada in current situation What is the best ratio for ETF investing US & World vs. Canada in current situation
  15. Frugality
    Hi guys, First post on here and just wanted to share some insight on saving... In order to invest (in many cases) you must have money saved. One of the most gratifying little things I've done lately is empty my piggy bank. (Btw, I'm 28 years old and I still have a piggy bank! lol) Anyways...
  16. Investing
    Hello, I am a new member here. With all the uncertainty going on in the world I want to start accumulating a physical gold portfolio. With so many options out there I wanted to know if anyone has ideas or suggestions on how I start. I want real gold, not jewelry or paper contracts and I plan on...
  17. Investing
    Nice article on BABA http://www.thefinancialbulls.com/#!What-to-do-with-Alibaba-BABA-Now/c95u/8996C961-06C6-49FC-BBDF-83BC55092204
  18. Investing
    I am an upper-year University student, and I would like to get my toe in the water investing in equities with $4000 I currently hold; my background is strong in math, and I have a strong grasp of financials and world news (been reading the paper cover-to-cover for 6 years, every day). I am...
  19. Money Diaries
    Hey everyone, In December 2012 I was given an opportunity to get a career in the health care field that is very lucrative. I didn't know what to expect when i took the offer, but after a year of working, i grossed 130k. This year I got a dollar raise so I'm sure reaching 130k again will be...
  20. General Personal Finance Talk
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/hidden-camera-investigation-uncovers-atrocious-investment-advice-1.2553560
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