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Net Worth Update December 2013 – Year End Summary

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey December 2013 year end Net Worth Update. For those of you new to Million Dollar Journey, a monthly net worth update is typically posted near the end of the month (or beginning of the next) to track the progress of my journey to one million in net worth, hopefully…

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Smith Manoeuvre/Dividend Portfolio Year End Update 2013

For those of you just joining us, listed below 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. I write an update every so often to show new positions added along with any market…

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Top Renovations to Increase Rental Income

Renovations aren’t just about increasing the resale value of your home – with the right renovations you can bring in even more rental income on your rental property. If you’re currently between tenants, now could be the perfect time to undertake some key renovations that deliver the best ROI to boost your rent. You don’t…

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RESP Portfolio Update – December 2013

It’s been about a year since my last RESP portfolio update and probably would have been longer if it wasn’t for a reader request for a quick update. The RESP portfolios for our children are setup with TD e-Series mutual funds which provide a low cost way to index the market.  We contribute $2,500/account/year to get…

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How the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction Works

The Government of Canada will begin to auction the 700 MHz mobile broadband airwaves for telecommunication networks in January 2014. This new spectrum, which can reach remote areas easier, is being offered to service providers to bring high-speed technologies to Canadian residents. In order to prevent the major telecommunication companies from seizing all available blocks,…

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Net Worth Update November 2013 (+1.27%)

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey November 2013 Net Worth Update. For those of you new to Million Dollar Journey, a monthly net worth update is typically posted near the end of the month (or beginning of the next) to track the progress of my journey to one million in net worth, hopefully by the…

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