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by CROCKD
26 Jun 2017 17:27
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Retirement Homes
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Retirement Homes

On the day that Elizabeth Wettlaufer was sentenced to life for serial killings of elderly patients, here is a truly horror story about a Malaysian owned retirement village company in Australia. Bleed them dry until they die I am resolved that they will carry me into the undertaker before I will ever...
by CROCKD
25 Jun 2017 06:37
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 6910

Clippings 2017 : Greenpeace

Finally someone willing to publically speak out about this self serving organisation. MARGARET WENTE Greenpeace is a menace to the world Their holier than thou but totally hypocritical mouthpiece David Suszuki pushes their brand of half truths and disinformation. I long ago decided that I would neve...
by CROCKD
23 Jun 2017 17:35
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 283
Views: 15564

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

Finally gave the people at Tangerine (the former ING) the old heavo when they would not extend my current offer - they offered me 1.6% and were unwilling to budge so the funds are in transit. EQ bank is offering 2.3% and I have an offer from PCF for 2.5%.
by CROCKD
21 Jun 2017 17:57
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: What would you tell someone who wants to get started investing?
Replies: 69
Views: 1765

Re: What would you tell someone who wants to get started investing?

My post re investing for my minor grand daughters seemed to have elicited an avalanche of posts. Meanwhile I have been on a seniors hike all day. :)
It has certainly given me much to consider and think about and I thank everyone who contributed to the discussion.
by CROCKD
21 Jun 2017 07:49
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: What would you tell someone who wants to get started investing?
Replies: 69
Views: 1765

Re: What would you tell someone who wants to get started investing?

For our grandkids, my wife started DRIP's for both of them (one bank stock each). I am interested in the mechanics of how to set this up. Can you buy the stock in their name somehow? Hopefully a forum member might have some insight about this. I am well into my 70s. I have two grandchildren and thr...
by CROCKD
21 Jun 2017 07:27
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: CPP Deferral debate - Fred Vettese article discussion
Replies: 219
Views: 4370

CPP Rules - Fred Vettese article

An interesting article by Frederick Vettese of Morneau Shepell about the CPP. Learn how the federal civil servants who designed the government pension plan made sure they feathered their own nests. Politicians have a well deserved reputation of looking after themselves. It seems their servants are n...
by CROCKD
20 Jun 2017 15:09
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Robo-advisors
Replies: 38
Views: 3937

Re: Robo-advisors

From G&M Blogs "Successful portfolio managers frequently talk about the importance of keeping emotions away from their investment decisions and remaining cold and objective. What’s more emotionless and disciplined than software? Businessweek reports that roboadvisers are crushing human investors" Ro...
by CROCKD
18 Jun 2017 12:54
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: Credit Scores for free
Replies: 45
Views: 2114

Re: Credit Scores for free

It's a bit of a nuisance, though, to remember to use them on occasion in order to keep them active. Is it really necessary to use them to keep them active? My credit card with the highest credit limit by far, I last used in November 2015. Every 32 days they send me a reminder that I have not access...
by CROCKD
12 Jun 2017 17:52
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: Paying 2016 Tax by Cheque
Replies: 20
Views: 628

Re: Paying 2016 Tax by Cheque

Call CRA and ask for a remittance voucher; This happened with a friend of mine much to the consternation of the bank teller because the form they sent her apparently was for a payment of GST. When she texted me I told her to tell them the payment was for 2016 taxes not 2017 installments. It was a s...
by CROCKD
06 Jun 2017 13:57
Forum: Retirement, Pensions and Peace of Mind
Topic: RRIF Withdrawal
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: RRIF Withdrawal

I have both a RRIF and LIF. I make one annual withdrawal from each, the regulated minimum so there is no witholding tax. I pay my taxes by quarterly installments. These were mid year but are now in October. Looking at my Quicken records, for the RRIF I have sold securities sometimes ahead of time ho...
by CROCKD
02 Jun 2017 13:22
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Clippings 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 6910

Re: Clippings 2017

Re: Artificial Intelligence The robots aren't going to kill you our AI tools are likely to continue to derive all of their root volition from us. Your self-driving car will take you places you want to go and even make suggestions. But it won't argue, and when you're done with it, it will just sit in...
by CROCKD
21 May 2017 17:28
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Brexit: Food Supply
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Brexit: Food Supply

An interesting article about what the exclusion of EU citizens may mean for the UK food supply and costs. Hint: UK workers just do not want the jobs that the EU workers are supposedly taking from them. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/21/brexit-coming-food-crisis-seasonal-migrant-labour...
by CROCKD
06 May 2017 15:20
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMOIL Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 2051

Re: BMOIL Problems

The GICs I have in my BMOIL LIF show accrued interest.
by CROCKD
04 May 2017 17:55
Forum: Financial News, Policy and Economics
Topic: Which Broker Do you Use?
Replies: 113
Views: 3840

Re: Which Broker Do you Use?

I have owned MAW104 in my BMOIL RRIF for the last 2 years.
by CROCKD
04 May 2017 13:32
Forum: Under the Mattress: Protecting Your Money
Topic: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)
Replies: 283
Views: 15564

Re: High interest rates for savings, GICs and MMFs (2017)

I got the 2.5% offer. Seems just as random as Tangerine's promotions. I have had a zero balance in my Interest Plus account for over 20 months.
by CROCKD
28 Apr 2017 12:53
Forum: Taxing Situations
Topic: I don't want a refund, the goal should be having taxes owing
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: I don't want a refund, the goal should be having taxes owing

Although I agree with the sentiment expressed by PI, the approach of SQRT is what I do. Installments give you the option of 3 approaches. The one year I decided not to go with the option of paying what is asked and instead estimated an amount and paid it I was charged interest. So from then on I pay...
by CROCKD
26 Apr 2017 17:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)
Replies: 259
Views: 12584

Re: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/embattled-home-capital-secures-2-billion-lifeline/article34816524/ Mike Rizvanovic, analyst with Veritas Investment Research says the big fear is a possible run on the firm’s GICs which accounted for roughly 79 per cent of the firm’s deposits in 201...
by CROCKD
26 Apr 2017 17:39
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMOIL Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 2051

Re: BMOIL Problems

Fair enough Norbert and indeed a major part of my income flow is from 4 BMO ETFs.
But my point is why even report it at all if is going to be incorrect.
by CROCKD
25 Apr 2017 12:44
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMOIL Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 2051

Re: BMOIL Problems

This is the crap answer that I received from BMOIL to the statement complaint I sent them. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience, in order to further investigate the issue for you, please send in detail what transactions and on which month you have the discrepancy in income reporting. In o...
by CROCKD
24 Apr 2017 11:18
Forum: Financial Planning and Building Portfolios
Topic: Ultra Aggressive Portfolio Advise
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Ultra Aggressive Portfolio Advise

cannew wrote:Pay down your mortgage and get a guaranteed return.
You must have missed the fact that the OP says the funds are all in registered accounts.
by CROCKD
22 Apr 2017 16:46
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: BMOIL Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 2051

Re: BMOIL Problems

As reported elsewhere on CMF, the Income Received on the much vaunted new format Monthly Statement is incorrect. I checked my statements from the inception month of December 2016 to March 2017 and it is incorrect in all cases.
I have sent them a complaint on MyLink.
by CROCKD
22 Apr 2017 11:14
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Managing REIT portfolio
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Re: Managing REIT portfolio

Re US retail space see this blog http://deadmalls.com/
by CROCKD
21 Apr 2017 17:58
Forum: Stocks, Bonds, ETFs, Funds, REITS and More
Topic: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)
Replies: 259
Views: 12584

Re: Home Capital Group (Symbol-HCG)

As an Oaken (subsidiary of HC) depositor I just got the 'don't worry' email from them. The GIC ladder I have with them is within the CDIC limit so at this time I am just an interested spectator.