This is a column by real estate guru Rachelle. I attended the Tenant Demographic panel at the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference on September 15th, 2010. The presenter was Michele Sexsmith, Vice President & Practice Leader – Retail, Real Estate & Restaurants at Environics Analytics (link). Environics provides research and demographics to help select where to…

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For parents, there is probably one expense in particular that can send them into panic mode…and that is  post secondary education.  With all the media covering how expensive college/university is becoming and how it’s outpacing inflation by a large margin, it’s no wonder that parents worry about how their kids will pay for school. While…

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This is a column by regular contributor Clark. Part I (The types of bonds) of the bond series had briefly touched upon real return bonds (RRBs), where I made an error in the calculation of my example. I posted a comment with the correction after Mike Holman of the MoneySmartsBlog pointed it out. This post…

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I thought that a follow up post to the Gross Income and Savings Rate poll was needed as the poll generated a lot of buzz.  The poll asked what reader gross incomes were and their savings rate relative to that income.  With over 1200 readers participating in the poll, there was a lot of data to interpret which…

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At the beginning of 2010, I picked 4 top stocks as part of a blogger stock picking competition.  With the market rally thus far in 2010, one would assume that all my picks are up, but unfortunately, that is not the case.  Here are the details. My Top 4 Stock Picks for 2010 Hanwei Energy…

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