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    Acrylic tub. For normal cleaning I use a...

    Acrylic tub. For normal cleaning I use a soap-scum spray like Scrubbing Bubbles and a sponge. Baking soda also works well as a mild scrubbing cleanser.

    Soap sometimes builds up in the textured...
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    Annuities are an insurance product that gives...

    Annuities are an insurance product that gives protection against outliving your money (longevity insurance). If you are not worried about outliving your money you don't need an annuity. IMO the...
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    One thing that a lot of investors don't realize...

    One thing that a lot of investors don't realize is that the TSX already includes REITs. TSX Composite ETFs such as VCN hold about 4% REITs, and TSX60 ETFs like XIU hold about 2.5% REITs.

    An...
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    Capital gains are taxed at half the rate that is...

    Capital gains are taxed at half the rate that is charged on ordinary income such as salary or interest. But at $10,000, the basic personal exemption means no tax would be payable.

    Simpletax has a...
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    Finiki, the Canadian Financial Wiki is a great...

    Finiki, the Canadian Financial Wiki is a great starting point:
    http://www.finiki.org/
    http://www.finiki.org/wiki/Getting_started
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    Agent 99 has a good calculator. :) 1% return...

    Agent 99 has a good calculator. :) 1% return AltaRed would never make it as a financial adviser. :wink-new:


    n = 10
    PV = 10
    FV = 110

    RATE = 27.10%

    For a simpler example, if CAGR=10%
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    Interesting numbers. Thanks.

    Interesting numbers. Thanks.
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    Tom will you provide a source for that data...

    Tom will you provide a source for that data please?

    I have heard multiple times that RE prices increase roughly in line with inflation over the long term. Exceptions are Greater Tor & Van, and...
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    Canadian Couch Potato has a good blog and white...

    Canadian Couch Potato has a good blog and white paper on rates of return.
    http://canadiancouchpotato.com/2015/07/13/calculating-your-portfolios-rate-of-return/


    Money Weighted Rate of Return...
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    Most investors will get a mix of capital gains...

    Most investors will get a mix of capital gains (from stock price increases) and income (from dividends). The amount from each depends on the stocks and investment strategy chosen.

    Dividend...
  11. Those 2 funds combined should have a 3-year...

    Those 2 funds combined should have a 3-year annualized return of around 6%, or a total increase of 19%. But you cannot use book value as your basis of comparison. Mutual funds have reinvested...
  12. Same here at TDDI. Preet Banerjee was on Global's...

    Same here at TDDI. Preet Banerjee was on Global's Morning Show this AM discussing the new reports. He said the new reports should be out within 2 weeks, one for each account. I got the impression...
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    Will the new CRM2 statements say how much the MER...

    Will the new CRM2 statements say how much the MER cost? I thought it will list transactional and administration charges, and trailing commissions, but not the entire MER. It could still be a shock...
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    There are some provisions to unlock small...

    There are some provisions to unlock small accounts, but it depends on a number of factors like age, account size and jurisdiction of the LIRA. RetireHappy has some info:...
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    Good points AR. Thanks. I did mention low-cost...

    Good points AR. Thanks. I did mention low-cost balanced portfolio, but it definitely bears repeating, especially with so many high-cost investments still common in Canada. The latest Cdn Couch Potato...
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