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Common Misconceptions on Car and Home Insurance

Common Misconceptions on Car and Home Insurance

If you own your house, you know you must have home insurance. Driving a car is extremely risky without auto insurance. Insurance is one area of our lives that many of us live with while we are not fully clear about what we are paying for. Having paid insurance allows… Read More


Building your credit using secured credit cards

Building your credit using secured credit cards

What is a secured credit card? A secured credit card in many ways works just like a standard credit card provided to you by a bank or lender with one major difference: the secured credit card is only provided in return for a monetary deposit used as collateral. For this… Read More


How Credit Cards Can Help (And Hurt) Your Mortgage Application

How Credit Cards Can Help (And Hurt) Your Mortgage Application

What will it take to have your mortgage application approved? If you ask someone this question, they will probably talk about requirements such as income, credit history, and having money for a down payment. Obviously, these are the most important things which influence the decision. But there’s something else you… Read More


Is 2012 a Good Year to Get a Mortgage?

Is 2012 a Good Year to Get a Mortgage?

The domestic property market has seen a significant slump in the last 5 years and mortgage rates are at lows that we haven’t experienced for over 3 decades. 5 year fixed rate mortgages have steadily fallen below 6% with most Canadian providers and both short and long term mortgage rates… Read More


Getting Through the Toddler Tantrums While Moving House

Getting Through the Toddler Tantrums While Moving House

Sooner or later most families have to move houses. It might be an upgrade to a bigger house, to move closer to family or a natural progression after a death or divorce in the family. Whatever the reason, moving house is a big deal to kids. How big it is… Read More


The Best Kit Home Designs for a Rural Property

The Best Kit Home Designs for a Rural Property

If you have just bought a piece of land in a rural area you are likely thinking about building a home. A kit home is a cost effective way of building a home as you can choose to build it yourself, but even if you hire a builder to construct… Read More


2012 Forecasts for US Dollar v Canadian Dollar

2012 Forecasts for US Dollar v Canadian Dollar

As 2012 settles in, Forex investors turn their attention to predictions on the way in which the loonie, i.e. the Canadian dollar, will fare against the greenback, or the American dollar. This currency pairing is one on which many players on the Canadian financial market place their odds. The Forex… Read More


Lower Your Insurance Costs

Lower Your Insurance Costs

In a tough economy, families are looking for any ways that they can cut their budgets. One way that many families are doing this is by trying to lower their insurance costs for their vehicles. The easiest way to do this is simply to do a little research and find… Read More


Building a Property Portfolio – Capital Management Basics

Building a Property Portfolio – Capital Management Basics

Property investment is a developmental, cumulative form of investment. Capital is accumulated, and the best use for that capital is to create more capital. Typically, a preferred option is to acquire more properties. This involves creating a property portfolio management system and some very good accounting practices. People tend to… Read More



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