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Investing During a Recession

The term recession may be terrifying to hear — especially when we now know that Canada is officially in one. It can feel like the only investment option during a recession is to sell and hang onto everything you've got. However, you may not realize that there are...
Can Technology Make You a Better Investor?

Can Technology Make You a Better Investor?

With more and more new technology coming out every day, can new technology make you a better investor? The short answer: yes.  There are many ways in which technology is shaking up the investment world. If used effectively, many of them can be extremely beneficial to...

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MIC vs. REIT: What’s the Difference?

MIC vs. REIT: What’s the Difference?

A Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC) and a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) may sound similar, but they’re actually quite different. They may have a few similarities that link them together, but knowing their differences will help you to decide which is right...

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Are There Tax Benefits to Investing in MICs?

Are There Tax Benefits to Investing in MICs?

When it comes to alternative investments, mortgage investments are an excellent option for many investors. There are many benefits to investing in the Canadian real estate market, and individuals looking for an alternative to the standard investment plans know all...

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What to Look for in a Mortgage Investment Corporation

What to Look for in a Mortgage Investment Corporation

When it comes to alternative investment options, investing in mortgage funds or pools is growing in popularity for a good reason. Many choose to turn to a qualified Mortgage Investment Corporations (MIC) to manage the mortgage pool and their investment. Like many...

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What You Need to Know About Pooled Investments

What You Need to Know About Pooled Investments

A pooled investment is when numerous individual investors pool their money together to invest in larger-sized opportunities. Pooling resources has always been an excellent way for individuals to have the same kind of power as larger corporations or wealthy...

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Investing Money in a Trust Fund

Investing Money in a Trust Fund

Trust funds were previously thought of as something only utilized by the wealthy. Recently, many investors have seen the benefits of using a trust fund to pass on wealth. Even with more people choosing to utilize trust funds as a means to providing for their loved...

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What Is An RRIF (Registered Retirement Income Fund)?

What Is An RRIF (Registered Retirement Income Fund)?

We hear a lot about TFSAs and RRSPs, but how much do you know about RRIFs? An RRIF is a Registered Retirement Income Fund, similar to a TFSA or RRSP, and Canadian Tax Law defines it as a tax-deferred retirement plan. It's registered under the Canadian Revenue Agency...

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Why is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Investing on the Rise?

Why is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Investing on the Rise?

It seems like Do-It-Yourself (DIY) anything is growing in popularity. From crafts to home renovations, it looks like DIY is the way of the future in many aspects of life. But what about investing?   What Is Do-It-Yourself Investing? Any form of investing involves...

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The Difference Between Stock Dividends & Cash Dividends

The Difference Between Stock Dividends & Cash Dividends

When it comes to alternative investments, we hear the term dividend a lot. What you may not know, though, is that there are different types of dividend-related investments. You have stock dividends and cash dividends to choose from. What are the differences and how do...

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