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Living in Toronto: What I Pay in Rent

Where I work, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, rent for 1 bedroom condos range from $1900 – $2400. The more you move out of the city, the rent for condos decreases, but once you get to the North York area, the lowest I saw was about $1500. 295 more words


Muchos pesos, no muchos dolares

You may have heard that the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos is great and getting better. That’s good for us, not so good for people here in Mexico. 794 more words


New population statistics show steady decline in West Vancouver

New statistics released by the province are showing more people are leaving West Vancouver than moving into the well-heeled neighbourhood.

According to a B.C. Statistics report, the population in West Vancouver dropped by 2.1 per cent between 2015 and 2016 with just under 41,000 people now calling that community home. 336 more words


Ontario’s Peel Region ends homebuyer loan program similar to B.C.

As British Columbia plans to roll out interest-free loans to thousands of people seeking to buy their first home, the Peel Region in Ontario is suspending a similar loan program so it can instead use the resources for much-needed social housing. 780 more words

Home Buying Series: Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

A Registered Retirement Savings Plan better known as an RRSP is a tax deferred account that is registered with the Government of Canada. Unlike the tax-free saving account (TFSA), monies put into an RRSP are taxed when they are withdrawn because they are not taxed when contributions are made into the account. 1,044 more words


New SFU study highlights how transportation costs associated with living in suburbs can add up

Much has been made of housing costs in Metro Vancouver.

But a new study from Andy Yan, the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, said the price of the mortgage isn’t the whole story. 352 more words


Why use real numbers to measure inflation when you can make them up?

Today brings us yet more evidence on the rise of consumer inflation in the UK. Regular readers will recall that I warned earlier in the year and indeed pre the EU leave vote that a pick-up in inflation was on the cards. 1,390 more words

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