Many mutual fund investors don’t realize that some equity and balanced funds are much safer than others. In fact, there is an elite group that has never lost money over a calendar year, and some others with almost unblemished records. If you’re...Read More»
When Enid Masotti heard about the police raid last spring at the Sol Caribe timeshare and vacation club resort on the Mexican Caribbean resort island of Cozumel, she began to hope her problem might be resolved. The federales had dogtrotted managers and...Read More»
The last few years have been tough on investors. Stocks have experienced the most prolonged bear market we’ve seen since the mid-’70s. On the...Read More»
Q - Can you provide an explanation as to why a discrepancy exists between the MERs charged to various money market funds? - J.M.
A - MER refers to...Read More»
Families come in all shapes and sizes: traditional couples with children, widows or widowers living on their own, couples of opposite sex living in...Read More»
You've no doubt seen the ads on television. These are policies that have almost no underwriting questions other than the applicant's age and sex,...Read More»
Are bonds really safe? asked the headline in a recent edition of The Globe and Mail Report on Business. The lengthy article was accompanied by a cartoon...Read More»
It looks like progress is finally being made in cracking down on one of the most notorious scams of all, the long-running Nigerian con. Email and phone...Read More»
Everyone likes to see the value of their property increase, right? Well, not always. Canadians who own a winter retreat in Florida may well cringe when...Read More»
Q - What exactly are income trusts (REIT's?? what does that stand for anyway?) and where can I get an overview of information about them please? - M.K.
Q - Can I use my RRSP funds to give myself a mortgage on a rental property that I own? This will be a second mortgage. - S.N.
A - There appears to be...Read More»