• How Much Do I Need to Retire Early in Canada?

    How Much Do I Need to Retire Early in Canada?

    Reading time about 5 minutes “Freedom 55”. You’ve likely heard someone say that’s what they want at some point in your life. But how much money do I need to retire at 55 in Canada? Below we go over how much you need to save before retirement, what you’ll have on the day you retire, …

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  • What Is CPP? CPP Payment Dates for 2021 and 2022

    What Is CPP? CPP Payment Dates for 2021 and 2022

    Reading time about 2 minutes You might be wondering what is the eligibility for Canada Pension Plan? Or what are the CPP payment dates for 2021 and 2022? Canada Pension Plan, or CPP, is a defined contribution state pension plan administered by the Federal government in Canada. It is paid monthly to the beneficiary. Note …

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  • Real Estate Nightmares: Benefit From My Mistakes

    Real Estate Nightmares: Benefit From My Mistakes

    Reading time about 5 minutes You will find many, many articles on how to invest in real estate. What most articles don’t tell you, however, are some of the horrors of being a landlord. Read on for the first part of a series on how to invest in real estate in Canada. I was a …

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  • How to Invest in Canadian Real Estate: 10 Killer Tips

    How to Invest in Canadian Real Estate: 10 Killer Tips

    Reading time about 5 minutes Ten tips on how to invest in Canadian real estate based on my experiences. 1) The 1% Rule I’ve used the 1% rule in the past. It’s one of my favourite rules. Can I make at least 1% gross rent annually based on the total cost of the property? This …

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  • Canadian Dividend Stocks: What You Need to Know

    Canadian Dividend Stocks: What You Need to Know

    Reading time about 6 minutes I’m a dividend investor. I rely on the passive income stream to eat. Luckily, in Canada, personal dividend income receives special tax treatment. Depending on where you live, you could be earning up to nearly $50,000/year completely tax-free if dividends are your only income — a powerful passive income strategy. …

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