Tag Archives: canada

Real estate taxes in Canada. Know before you buy.

Making sense of real estate taxes in Canada Real estate has historically kept up with inflation. But I’m not sure if it can keep up with taxation moving forward. I’m all for reasonable taxes. I benefit a lot from government services. 🙂 But at some point real estate taxes in Canada can start to feel excessive. Someone buying… Read More »

Want the American Dream? Move to Canada!

The New Land of Opportunities is Cold, but Friendly Many Americans want nothing more than to have the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and sheer sticktoitiveness. 🙂 But research from the Pew Research Center suggests that there is a growing gap between the country’s rich and poor. As the middle class gets squeezed it… Read More »

Relationship With Money

I recently read an article called “Perfection Anxiety” from an old copy of Vanity Fair magazine. In it 25 year old Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of Formula One mogul Bernie, and her recently married husband, bought an $85,000,000 mansion in Los Angeles. Wow, and I thought Vancouver real estate was expensive. 😛 Before moving in to their new home… Read More »

Canada’s Arctic Landscape – Silver Coin Review

The Arctic Landscape Silver Coin Earlier this month I purchased the Canada’s Arctic Landscape 2013 Fine Silver coin. It’s a 1 kilogram (2.2lb) 99.99% silver coin made by the Royal Canadian Mint. It can be bought either on the mint.ca directly, or through one of their third party vendors world wide. Either way, you can expect to pay $2,249.95 CAD. … Read More »

Comparing Countries

I often like to compare lifestyles between different countries. I think where each of us are born has a huge impact on not only our own lives but also how we influence those around us. I recently found this ifitweremyhome.com that compares countries and the average lifestyles of people from all over the world. Coincidentally Canada is currently featured… Read More »