Feb 14

How to be a hero

Without fail, when I talk of average returns from a balanced portfolio, somebody tries to break my other leg. Yesterday…

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Feb 13

How to Uninvest

Aman lives in Vancouver, where his friendly realtor just blanketed the hood with a five-year statistical report showing real estate…

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Feb 12

R.I.P. HAM

Alan’s a lawyer in Calgary, where house prices are scary. News there could soon be a direct flight between Cowtown…

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Feb 11

Smarts

So yesterday we talked about how Canadians are debt piggies and, since their housing market imploded, Americans have been paying…

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Feb 10

What Pig?

Let’s figure this out. The average wage gain in this crusty country in the twelve months was 1.8%. Inflation’s running…

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Feb 7

Family planning

  Lorne and Jan had an ugly one a few weeks ago. She sees no reason whatsoever why they shouldn’t give…

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Feb 5

Poor Jason

A year ago the nation’s largest real estate cartel, now fighting an anti-trust battle with the feds, said house sales…

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Feb 4

The Drug

Two days ago when, when the Yankee stock market was shedding 300 points, this pathetic blog’s comment section brimmed with…

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Feb 1

Screw It

Well, we might as well pooch this entire week. It’s not enough that jobs are fleeing, the dollar is tanking,…

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Jan 30

The Obvious

Sears dropped another 700 of so jobs on Wednesday, bringing the body count close to 3,000. A few hours later…

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Jan 29

‘Trust Me’

When Paul joined the dearly departed he left the house to his three kids, Jimmy, Bev and Trish. Bev had…

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Jan 28

Bombs Away

With nary a squawk of protest, our poor dollar just slid under the 90-cent mark, shedding the better part of…

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Jan 27

Six Cool Things

Judging from my inbox, a lot of people are blissfully unaware you don’t need money to make an RRSP contribution…

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Jan 25

Camenomics

If you recall yellow helos full of lusty Chinese drooling over Vancouver from six thousand feet, you remember Cam Good.…

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Jan 23

The Wars

Is it ethical to list a house for drastically less than it’s worth in order to pump desire and break…

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Jan 22

Surprise!

When the lights went out during the GFC, a lot of guys who make cars lost their jobs. The sprawling…

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Jan 21

The Head Fake

I’ll say it again. For the housing market to stay robust, you need cheap money, good jobs, good wages and…

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Jan 20

Oh, sh…

Let’s pretend you’re a moron who improperly shovelled the driveway, leading you to fall one Thursday night (at 6 pm)…

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Jan 19

Faux Chateau

Who doesn’t like a little house porn? So when Michal Cerny wanted to get rid of his turkey house in…

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