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This House Kills the Middle Class

Evidence shows that if too much wealth is concentrated in housing it can widen wealth inequalities and significantly hurt the middle class.

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Pay No Attention to the Bubble Behind the Curtain

Mortgage slaves, growing non-prime debt and private lenders are helping define the worsening picture of the Canadian housing bubble. But don’t worry, because according to banks, economists and politicians everything is alright!

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A Financial Advisor’s Thoughts on the Election

There are a lot of issues in this election. The Walker Report looks at three that can be meaningful when it comes to investing and saving.

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Canada’s Bad Week (Or The Best Recession Ever)

Perennial pessimists like myself have been waiting for something to go wrong with the Canadian economy for some time. But years have passed and the economy continues to defy logic. Despite abundant consumer debt and a housing bubble of record proportions, and an economy dependent on volatile material and natural resource markets, disaster has forever loomed […]

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Cities Are Hurting Your Retirement

The Economist endorses the Walker Report! Well not really, but they have joined my cause on the problems we face with regards to urbanism and increasing urban density. It’s not everyday that you can say that the economist endorses your position (even if they don’t know it) but in early April my constant nagging about the insane […]

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Canada’s Problems Are More Severe Than You Realize

On December 10th, the Bank of Canada released it’s Financial System Review for 2014. It outlined numerous problems that continue to grow and potentially undermine the Canadian economy. Globally this report attracted a great deal of attention, not something the BoC is used too, but with a rising concern that the Canadian housing market is […]

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Throwing Cold Water On Investor Optimism (Not That We Needed Too)

Yesterday the 16th Geneva Report was released bearing bad news for everybody that was hoping for good news. The report, which highlighted that debt across the planet had continued to increase  and speed up despite the market crash of 2008, is sobering and seemed to cast in stone that which we already knew; that the […]

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