Why real estate is better than ETF investing

It was at a trade show where I was exhibiting for Fraser Valley Rent 2 Own that I ran into a financial advisor. He was promoting his investment business, portraying his meagre returns as outstanding ones. I said that I offered far in excess of his measly returns for...

Some myths about Rent 2 Own

You pay your normal rent and a part of it goes to the down payment. I often hear this one. Partly, it is true. You do pay your normal rent when you are in a rent 2 own, but that simply covers the owner’s costs. It is also true that a portion of your rent goes to...

Can our financial system be saved?

It’s been bugging me for years! Why is the world’s financial system brokered through the US dollar? Why, when there is a crisis in the world, does the US dollar (the safe haven, apparently) soar, even when the crisis is entirely within the US? Does that make any...

The 10 most important things in life

A motto that sits on my desk says: “Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.” Living by that mantra, I think, yields a happy life. Mine is pretty happy. That said, there are circumstances that make it easier to on us. So, when a list of “The most important...