This is  a column from regular contributor Clark. In addition to common stock, companies can also issue preferred shares. These shares pay dividends like common stocks but are senior to them and hence, the “preferred” tag. While preferred stocks are traded on the stock exchanges similar to common stocks, they have certain attributes that have…

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Today is the last day to enter The RESP Book giveaway. Generating weekly income @ Canadian Money Forum 10 Canadian Value Stocks That Are Trading Above Their Pre 2008 Highs @ Investing Thesis Gold ETF Investing Options For Your Money @ The Digerati Life Notes from a Don Drummond Talk @ Canadian Capitalist My Evolving…

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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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