House Cleaning tips

Here are few tips that can be used to keep the house clean.

Clean a Mirror: You don’t have to buy glass cleaners and paper towels to clean your mirrors.  Just some vinegar and an old newspaper is all you need to keep your mirrors shining as n

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Investment Tips

Take Control of Your Own Financial Future
Know Where Your Money Goes
Get a Grip on Taxes
Guard Your Health
Guard Your Wealth

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Mortgage Tips

You can make a small down payment — or none at all
Lenders say they often dispel the mistaken idea that homebuyers have to make down payments of at least 20 percent. In fact, some loan programs allow qualified people to buy homes with no down payme

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Bitcoin, blockchain not yet investible, CPPIB States

Mark Machin, the head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, stated he does not believe the bitcoin and blockchain area is “investible” however, but the nation’s biggest pension fund is tracking it with interest. “We are seeing it,” Mr. Machin said in a speech Monday. “I do not think it’s institutionally investible yet. It is […]

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Goldman’s seven highest-conviction investing calls for 2018

In 2018, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is doubling back on the international economy. “Late-cycle optimism” is the main theme of the bank’s seven top trade theses, as outlined in a note Thursday by Francesco Garzarelli, co-head of international macro and markets. Goldman’s stance is far from “America First.” In danger assets, its strategists favor emerging […]

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Home ownership is Critical to national housing Plan, report urges

A new report urges the federal government to encourage greater home ownership as a fundamental feature of the forthcoming national housing plan. Canada’s home ownership rate dropped at 67.8 percent in 2016, down slightly from 70 percent in 2011. The in the Macdonald-Laurier Institute admits that its recommendations go against the grain of current thinking […]

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Toronto, Vancouver housing markets move in drastically different directions

Canada’s two most expensive housing markets have moved in different directions over the past year, leaving average national sales with an appearance of relative stability that masks sharp regional differences. Greater Toronto Area home sales fell 27 per cent in October compared with a year earlier, while Greater Vancouver saw home sales climb 35 per […]

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Markets love tax cut hype, not the reality

Buy the rumour, sell the information. The term may get tossed around a reasonable amount, but that is precisely what’s happened when previous presidents have implemented tax cuts. Case in point: The Samp;P 500 index’s response to virtually every tax-relief bill signed into law because president John F. Kennedy. Taking a look at the Samp;P […]

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Toronto, Vancouver housing markets to Flourish despite new rules to Facilitate froth: CIBC

The housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are poised for significant long-term cost growth as flourishing demand and insufficient supply overwhelm recent policy efforts to cool those markets, according to a new report by economist Benjamin Tal. Mr. Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC World Markets Inc., said home sales in Canada’s two most expensive […]

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General Electric stock continues steep dive as shareholders pan CEO’s turnaround strategy

General Electric Co.’s stock plunge deepened because its top leaders failed to soothe shareholder concerns about the turnaround strategy for the embattled icon of American business. Chief executive John Flannery acknowledged that it is “show-me time” for investors as the company seeks to show tangible results in the overhaul he summarized a day ago. In […]

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Among the world’s biggest funds is slashing its exposure to stocks

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the biggest U.S. pension fund, is contemplating more than doubling its bond allocation to decrease volatility and risk since the stock bull market strategies nine decades. Calpers is considering a menu of choices for its fixed-income target which range from the current 19 percent to up to 44 percent, […]

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