Archive for March, 2015

The HSBC Main Building – A Landmark Of Modern Architecture

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 Posted in Global Real Estate | No Comments »

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank (HSBC) Main Building Anyone visiting Hong Kong will be unable to miss seeing the most expensive skyscraper in the territory and one of the most expensive in the world. Built while Hong Kong was ...

ETFs Birthday and New Dividend ETFs

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Posted in ETFs|Mutual Funds | 1 Comment »

Canada Invented ETFs 25 Years Ago Canada is the country that invented peanut butter, walkie-talkies, insulin, garbage bags, basketball, alkaline batteries, sonar, and the telephone, among many other things. Included among all of these is, of course, ...

Budgeting: The Dos and the Don’ts

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 Posted in Investing|Personal Finance | 1 Comment »

Strict Budgeting Does Not Work It would seem that anyone giving financial advice always begins by saying "use a budget". Unfortunately, this to many seems restrictive and cloying, and few people do it when times are good. Budgeting is ...

Top Ten Emerging and Frontier Markets

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Posted in Canada|Global Economy | No Comments »

Bloomberg's 2015 Top Market Lists Bloomberg Market recently published its lists of top 25 and 19 emerging and frontier markets. These lists are made based on several factors, such as investing climate, ease of doing business, GDP ...

Real Estate Property in Costa Rica

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Posted in Global Real Estate | No Comments »

          Costa Rica? Si, Muy Rica. It would probably take most people quite some time to guess which country recently finished top of the pile when Happy Planet decided to list the happiest countries in the world. Admittedly amid a recession it ...

Beware of Collateral Mortgage

Monday, March 16th, 2015 Posted in Economy|Mortgage 101 | No Comments »

What Type of Mortgage Is Yours? When you shop for a new mortgage, pay attention to what type of mortgage your financial institution is registering you. You may be lured into collateral mortgage without knowing, as financial ...

How To Organize Your Finances

Friday, March 13th, 2015 Posted in Investing|Personal Finance | No Comments »

Organizing Your Personal Finances When it comes to finance, the temptation to just ignore everything is quite simply overwhelming. In a modern world where speed is everything and time is a premium, letting money just sort itself ...

Why You Should Not Get Too Attached To Developed Property

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Posted in Global Real Estate | No Comments »

When Buying To Let, Don't Develop For Living Many real estate investors fall into a simple trap on their first development. Having purchased a property with letting it out in mind - or even the idea of ...

Two Tax Scams to Watch Out for This Tax Season

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 Posted in Life|Money Smart Tips | No Comments »

Tax Season Tax Scams Hard-working Canadians are busy getting ready to file their taxes. And so are the scammers are busy getting ready to utilize this seasonal opportunity to make some money. Tax scams can come in various ways. Today, I ...

One Investment Market That Is Currently Doing Fine

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 Posted in Investing|Personal Finance | No Comments »

Investment Opportunities Exist Even In A Terrible Market As global markets continue to pop like antique light bulbs, the value of some assets is beginning to slide south; even in a country, that has managed its economy ...
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