For those of you just joining us, this is my portfolio that is leveraged with money borrowed from my home equity line of credit (HELOC). As the money borrowed is used to invest, the interest charged is tax deductible. For more details, check out my modified smith manoeuvre strategy. It’s been a couple of months…

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This is another book review from, our favorite millionaire, QCash. “Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett’s Omaha: A Hedge Fund Manager’s Dispatches from Inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting” by Jeff Matthews is a history lesson of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.  Matthews uses the 2007 and 2008 annual general meeting, and more importantly, the…

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A reader wrote me last week very excited about the prospects of holding your own mortgage within an RRSP.  Yes, that’s right, under the right conditions, you can use your own RRSP to fund the mortgage owing on your house and pay yourself back on a monthly basis. As this sounds great on paper, after…

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With the RRSP deadline right around the corner (March 2, 2009), this is a strategy that I’ve mentioned in passing a couple times, but never in great detail. That is, providing that the situation is right, you should consider carrying forward all or a portion of your RRSP tax deduction to a future year to…

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Similar to the annual customer appreciation event with TD, my father attended the local BMO Nesbitt burns event a little while ago.  The showstopper of the event was a talk given by Sherry Cooper, the BMO Nesbitt Burns chief economist. At the end of the event, Ms. Cooper gave away her newest book “The New…

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This is a guest post by Tomasz who is a manager of systems engineering at AMD Inc. in Markham, ON. He is a technology enthusiast with his latest project on getting free HDTV over the air (OTA). He has been doing research for months and is looking to install his own OTA system in May…

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In the past when my taxes were a little less complicated, online tax filing was my favorite method to get things done as it was quick and cheaper than getting an accountant.  The two online programs that I used most often was ufile and QuickTax. Both programs are fairly comprehensive with the biggest difference being…

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