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  1. Canadian tax estimator...

    Canadian tax estimator says that with 500K employment income in Ontario, you take home 267K.
    An American tax estimator for California shows that with 500K employment income, you take home 298K.
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  2. Thread: RRSP room

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    A potential gotcha here is that you should first...

    A potential gotcha here is that you should first fill out the US tax fillings (remember you have to file federal and state separately). By first doing the US filings, you will calculate how much US...
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    It's important to frequently clear your cookies....

    It's important to frequently clear your cookies. In Chrome, simply hit: CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE, then say clear all items from the beginning of time. I do this every day.

    Also, if you are logged...
  4. Thread: RRSP room

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    Sashi: you are a Canadian tax resident and you...

    Sashi: you are a Canadian tax resident and you should continue filing your Canadian tax returns. As a tax resident of Canada, you must report your worldwide income to Canada. That means that you must...
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    The tables in that article shows that the big...

    The tables in that article shows that the big bank CEOs are still paid millions before equity compensation. Disgustingly high salaries for a government-backed enterprise.
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    But you wouldn't be reducing salary, you'd just...

    But you wouldn't be reducing salary, you'd just be shifting it to equity. The problem with high cash-based compensation is that the CEO gets paid immediately, whether or not he destroys the bank --...
  7. I should have added: if it's a conventional bond...

    I should have added: if it's a conventional bond fund with high credit quality, the yield is useful because the capital will be preserved and the yield is the return from the bonds.

    However, PFN...
  8. You should look at total return. The yield can be...

    You should look at total return. The yield can be 10% while it declines in price, so yield alone doesn't mean anything. Mutual funds show their returns as total returns

    For PFN, look at the 10...
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    Take a look at this thread, I think it's the same...

    Take a look at this thread, I think it's the same thing you're asking
    http://canadianmoneyforum.com/showthread.php/116681-cash-in-investment-accounts-can-I-get-anything-on-it
  10. PFN is such a ridiculous investment. It fell more...

    PFN is such a ridiculous investment. It fell more than the stock index in 2008, and yet has a much lower long term return than stocks! This is a very poor risk/reward tradeoff.
  11. I looked at it briefly,...

    I looked at it briefly, http://www.morningstar.com/cefs/xnys/pfn/quote.html

    This is a leveraged bond fund with a mix of corporate and junk exposure. They've structured this thing to amp up the...
  12. I have some CEF.A ... a closed end fund called...

    I have some CEF.A ... a closed end fund called Central Fund of Canada, holds gold & silver bullion.
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    Yeah, a credit line at 9% interest is pretty...

    Yeah, a credit line at 9% interest is pretty deadly. It's still better than no credit, but offering them a 9% credit line is hardly a vote of confidence in their solvency.

    Also, do we know what...
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    I just think the Big Six banks require more...

    I just think the Big Six banks require more regulation and should be treated more like government entities. Since the government back stops them, and since the banks are worthless without government...
  15. I personally am not interested in buying Chinese...

    I personally am not interested in buying Chinese stocks, but for someone who insists on doing so, check out ASHR
    http://www.morningstar.com/etfs/ARCX/ASHR/quote.html
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