Investment Options in India

Most of the Indians who have migrated to foreign countries for professional and personal reasons, still feel the desire to be associated with their mother land in some way or the other. They try to make investments in India through different avenues. There are numerous investment options for NRIs in India that can yield them […]

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Luxury Housing in Canada

•    Sales of houses valued at C$1 million ($936,680) and more in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal climbed 32 percent in the first six months this year over the same period in 2013, according to a report released today by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. •    Demand for higher-priced homes continues to rally as buyers take […]

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Household Debt

•    Average household debt in Alberta is $124,838, almost double that of average Ontario household debt which shrunk over the past year. •    The numbers suggest Albertans are taking on more debt and it’s most likely because they are getting into the housing market. They are paying more and more each year. •    There are […]

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Present Mortgage Scenario

•    Private lenders have been moving aggressively to fill a growing void in the wake of Canada’s tighter mortgage lending rules •    Their fees can range from 12 to more than 30 per cent interest rates, leaving some people at risk of losing their properties. •    Self-employed or those who bought preconstruction condos or houses […]

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Winnipeg-based Investor Stefan Aarnio’s Controversial View

•    Everything has been sunshine and lollipops for too long. There are too many developments and too many people coming in and paying stupid money for properties that are over-valued. •    People are not looking for value properties, they are buying in markets in the hope that it will appreciate over time •    There are […]

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Real Estate Titbits

In February, listings were scarce and buyers were so plentiful that many felt they had no option but to plunge into bidding contests. May was an extremely busy month in Toronto’s housing market, with sales jumping 11.4 per cent in the period compared with May, 2013. Perhaps (now) a shift in market psychology is also […]

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When not to file an insurance claim?

Here are some tips from Christian Personal Finance •    Don’t file if the claim amount is close to your deductible amount. •    Don’t file if you have had moving violations •    Don’t file if you have had other claims in a short time Okay, are there any tips to file a claim? Of course, here’re […]

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Pope Francis’s 10 Happiness Tips

“Be giving of yourself,” “move with kindness” and don’t try to convert others, are among Pope Francis’s 10 tips for happiness. The 10 tips are part of a candid interview the Pope gave to the Argentine newspaper Clarin this week, 1. “Live and let live.” 2. “Be giving of yourself to others.” 3. “Proceed calmly” […]

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Can Home Be More Stressful Than Work?

It appears so. Here’s what  Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., a career-information expert wrote in his blog recently. Some of the reasons for workplace stress Dealing with unpleasant or angry people Competition Time pressure Needing to be exact or accurate Consequences of errors Dealing with physically aggressive people Conflict situations Decisions that have impact on co-workers or […]

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Investment Scam, Once Again…..

The RCMP says more than 160 Canadians lost $1.5 million in an alleged investment scam. Based on the published police investigation, here’s how: •    People in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Alberta were enticed to invest money through BHF Waste Management Limited Partnership in Barrie, Ont., between 2006 and 2008. •     The investors thought they […]

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