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Most of the time, you will get discouraged when you think that you have a bad credit score. There are times when you need to get a loan and is just too scared to discover that you have a bad credit score from the past years or months. However, there are still money lenders that can provide you with .... More »
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Should you update your financial plan given recent volatility? May 22nd

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing wide-ranging impacts on people’s investments, jobs and businesses. There are events that may trigger significant personal changes for someone’s financial planning, but COVID-19 has caused sudden changes for many people all at the same time. Investments For those .... More »

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Compare the Best GIC Rates in Canada Jan 27th

How to use this tool: You can simply scan the table below to view GIC interest rates offered by financial institutions across Canada. Click on one of the tabs at the top of the table to focus on your choice of Non-Registered, Registered, TFSA-eligible or U.S.-dollar GICs. Or, follow the prompts in t.... 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…

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