April 2008 Net Worth Update (+1.65%)

Another month has gone by already which means it’s time to do a quick financial checkup. Lets start with the markets.  It seems that the markets have stabilized and even on an uptrend.  I’m not sure how long this is going to last, but I’m not too worried as most of my money is in…

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Smith Manoeuvre Portfolio – April 2008

Since the beginning of MDJ, I have talked about the Smith Manoeuvre. For those of you just joining us, The Smith Manoeuvre is a wealth strategy that utilizes a home equity loan to invest in income producing assets. The result is a tax deductible loan and portfolio that increases as you pay down your mortgage.…

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Getting Organized for Tax Season

As the tax deadline is approaching, the procrastinators out there are scrambling to get their receipts in order to file their income taxes.  Yes, I am one of those procrastinators, but this year tax preparation has been easier than previous years. There have been years where my receipts were a mess and difficult to locate. …

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