The military can be a gold-mine, if you choose to dig it. It’s no secret that military members move around the country or world quite...
Can Money Buy Happiness?
If survey data are to be trusted, there’s a surprisingly weak relationship between money and happiness. As national incomes rise, happiness does not increase. Consider... Read more
Rent-to-Own as a Successful Real Estate Investment Strategy
A popular type of real estate investment strategy is what is known as “rent-to-own” investing, or “lease option” investing. I will use the term “rent-to-own”... Read more
Considerations for Canadians on Owning US Real Estate
More and more Canadians are purchasing U.S. real estate for personal and/or rental use. It’s important to understand how different ownership options lead to different... Read more
The 3 Hidden Financial Traps of Cottage Ownership
If you already have a cottage in the family, there may be looming ownership, tax, and estate-planning problems if you’re thinking of selling or transferring... Read more
Exploring the Nascent Future of Bitcoin (Videos)
In terms of a life-cycle of technology, it is easy to see Bitcoin as being at the same developmental stage as babies going through the... Read more
Selling Real Estate With Gadgets
The real estate industry has long been a word-of-mouth driven hub of activity where brokers guarded all the information. The power of a referral is... Read more
Estimating Costs Critical in Buy, Fix, and Flip Real Estate Investing
In my last article, I talked about the two most popular real estate investment strategies. Last time we covered buy, rent, and hold; this article... Read more
Preparing for Your First Real Estate Investment
Most people have heard of real estate investing as a profitable investment strategy, especially these days with the current state of the stock market. People... Read more
Three Ways To Cut Investment Costs
Do fees matter? Of course they do! It wasn’t always that way. When market performance is strong overall, fees don’t seem to matter (when your... Read more
Do You Really Need Mortgage Insurance?
You’ve bought a new house, and you’re sitting with the bank’s loans officer ready to sign for that mortgage. Then she casually asks, “Would you... Read more
Investors Group Mortgage Deal Comes With Strings Attached
If you’ve been shopping around for a mortgage, you’ve probably heard about Investors Group’s offering of a variable-rate mortgage for 1.99 percent for a three-year... Read more
Which Is the Best Retirement State?
Florida and Arizona may be home to some of the country’s most popular retirement spots, but South Dakota is the best state for retirees. Bankrate.com... Read more
How Much to Save, What to Invest in for Retirement
As the editor and publisher of Dave Paterson’s Top Funds Report, I get many investment-related questions. But there are two questions readers ask most often:... Read more
Understanding the Risks of Leverage
Should you borrow to invest? Looking to add to their investment in a hot, new stock, or to get in on the latest investment fad,... Read more
Best Money Apps for Budgeting
Managing your budget can get pretty tricky but these mobile apps will help you stay on top of your bills and spending habits. …... Read more
Tax Tips for Canadian Taxpayers
With the extended tax-filing deadline of May 5 rapidly approaching, you still have time to make sure you’re taking advantage of every single tax break... Read more