Why I Paid Off My Mortgage Early

As some of you might know, I have had a frequent battle with myself about whether or not to pay off my mortgage early. Because I was paying just 2.5% on the mortgage proceeds, it was a very difficult decision to sell off some of my equity holdings and liquidate some of my savings to pay the mortgage out completely. At the beginning of March 2012, I started selling off some stocks and

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3 Reasons You Should Be Invested In Dividend Stocks Right Now

If you’re still standing on the sidelines in cash at the moment, here are three good reasons that you should be invested in stocks right now. An investor’s choice of asset allocation is the single largest factor that will influence the probability of long-term success. Historical evidence suggests that cash investments return the least amount over the long run. There is significant upside potential in equities for long-term investors right

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Summer 2009 Stock Market Evaluation

With the end of June comes the start of summer: warm air, hot beaches and, sometimes, choppy waters. The following is a recap of last month’s market action and key developments from “30,000 feet” . The month of June saw North American stocks end up in slightly positive territory. On a total return basis, the S&P/TSX Composite Index gained 0.3% and the S&P 500 Index was up just 0.2% . However,

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Why The Stock Market Rally is Real!

Since the credit crisis began in August 2007, experts have agreed that there is no magic bullet solution. The general view is that world economies will eventually recover but the healing process will take time. Along those lines, here is REAL data that represents REAL steps in the right direction. Here are two recent examples: Global credit markets continue to thaw as government cash injections and interest rate cuts kick in. Last Friday, the

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