What you need to know about REITs Dec 1st

TSX getting you down? There are always sound investment alternatives.
Latest News

Chevron to sell its 50% stake in Kitimat LNG project as it writes down assets by $10B - CBC.ca Dec 11th

Chevron to sell its 50% stake in Kitimat LNG project as it writes down assets by $10B  CBC.caChevron to take up to US$11B writedown on gas, Gulf assets  BNNBloomberg.caChevron Announces $20 Billion Capital and Exploratory Budget for 2020  BOE ReportChevron’s move to e.... More »

Canadarm maker to be acquired by Canadian investors in $1B deal - CBC.ca Dec 30th

Canadarm maker to be acquired by Canadian investors in $1B deal  CBC.caRisley, Balsillie group buying CanadArm maker MDA in $1-billion deal  theglobeandmail.comCanadarm maker MDA back in Canadian hands with $1 billion sale to investors including Jim Balsillie  Financial.... More »

How to recover financially from divorce + MORE Dec 4th

Right off the top, it’s important to acknowledge that there are no secret strategies for magically avoiding the financial impact of divorce. Divorce is difficult. You may lose half of your assets—or more—during the process of equalization. You may have ongoing spousal support or child supp.... More »

New Boeing 737 Max documents show 'very disturbing' employee concerns: U.S. House aide - CBC.ca Dec 24th

New Boeing 737 Max documents show 'very disturbing' employee concerns: U.S. House aide  CBC.caBoeing CEO resigns after two deadly Max 737 crashes  CTV NewsBoeing takes 'good step' with CEO ouster, but recovery could be years away: analysts  CBC.caThree reasons why buyin.... More »

Questrade vs. Wealthsimple: which online investing service is right for you? Dec 6th

If you’ve decided to try out online investing and have narrowed down your choices to Wealthsimple and Questrade—congratulations! Both are solid Canadian options that can help you grow your money and achieve your investment goals. But choosing between the two can be tricky. While the two financia.... More »
I crouched down to see the ants crawling along the baseboard, coming together in a living insect puddle near the side door. I assured my tenant I would handle it, and called the pest management company to take care of the problem, giving them my credit card number and a few hundred dollars in the process. 
Every few months something like this crops up in the investment property I own, whether it’s weeds taking over the backyard, a stove malfunctioning or a faucet leaking. And in every instance I have to take time away from work, assess the situation and more often than not, pay for it to be fixed. 
I’m lucky that the monthly rental income covers maintenance issues like this, along with my other carrying costs. Still, this kind of real estate investing comes with its fair share of headaches and has required continual injections of my time and money.
It stands in sharp contrast to my experience investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, where I simply purchase shares, take a nap and collect juicy dividends…

Continue Reading On moneysense.ca »

Share

PinIt
Compare insurance quotes through Kanetix.ca - save time and money!