The fast and easy way for Canadians to understand and invest in ETFs Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an increasingly popular part of the investing landscape, being less volatile than individual stocks, cheaper than most mutual funds, and subject to minimal taxation. But how do you use this financial product to diversify your investments in today's ever-changing market? Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies shows you in plain English how to weigh your options and pick the ETF that's right for you. It tells Canadian investors everything you need to know about building a lean, mean portfolio and optimizing your profits. Plus, the book covers all of the newest ETF products, providers, and strategies, as well as Commodity ETFs, Style ETFs, Country ETFs, and Inverse ETFs. The only book on the market catering specifically to Canadian investors Perfect for investors who want to fill in the blanks in their portfolio, adding ETFs to stocks and other common investment products Gives Canadian investors the tools they need to make informed and profitable investments in ETFs that are right for their portfolios The book also includes straightforward answers to commonly asked questions about ETFs and advice on how to avoid mistakes that many investors—even experienced ones—make. It provides forecasts of the future for ETFs and personal spending and also provides a complete list of ETFs and Web resources to assist your investing. With Exchange-Traded Funds For Canadians For Dummies, you'll learn how to incorporate ETFs into your investment strategy to produce reliable growth.
MAGIC IS CONSCIOUSNESS AT WORK In "MAGIC. You ARE It. Be It." Gary Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer share processes, tools and points of view that you can use to create consciousness and magic- and change your life in ways you may not even be able to imagine. Magic is about the fun of having the things you desire. In a larger way, magic is about consciousness - not the addendum TO your life, it's consciousness AS your life.You can function from consciousness every moment you're alive. When you do, your life becomes truly magical and there's nothing you can't generate. What are the infinite possibilities? What else is possible? "Magic is all around us, it's something we all generate. What would it take to think differently about the universe, the consciousness and oneness that we all are and the magic that is an intrinsic part of it?" --Gary M. Douglas "The real magic is the ability to have the joy that's possible, the joy that can be generated, the joy that life can be!" -- Dr. Dain Heer
Leverage the financial services evolution to maximize your firm's value The Essential Advisor presents an insightful handbook for advisors looking to navigate the changing face of financial services. The industry is evolving, consumers are evolving, and many advisors are being left behind as old methods become less and less relevant. This book shows you how to turn this shift into a positive, by positioning your firm to maximize these new opportunities, and deliver the results and experience increasingly expected of financial advisors. You'll learn how to provide the transparency, hands-on interaction, and around-the-clock access today's clients demand, and how to consistently deliver service that robo-advisors cannot duplicate. Emerging technologies do not have to be a threat to your practice—they are tools that represent opportunities to provide greater service to your clients, and smart technology integration will be a hallmark of firms that survive the shift. This guide provides a clear vision of the future of financial services, and an indispensable management framework for maximizing your firm's future value. Advisors are increasingly confused about what clients are seeking, and clients are equally confused about what advisory firms offer that alternatives cannot. This book helps clear the air on both sides by examining the client's perspective of financial services, and helping advisors better communicate their strengths. Articulate the value of your services Leverage new technology to complement your practice Capitalize on opportunities and maximize your firm's value Position your firm to benefit from the changing consumer population Financial advisors can only grow their businesses if clients know what they do, know how to hire them, and can access them affordably. The Essential Advisor shows you to bring your firm into the future successfully.
Beagles are an extraordinary breed—no bones about it. They’re cute, compact, fun-loving, and great with kids. (Not to mention those soulful eyes!) But their sense of humor, independence, and stubborn nature isn’t for everyone. So whether you’re thinking about getting your very own Snoopy-dog, or if you’ve already opened your heart and home to one, Beagles for Dummies answers important questions like: What are Beagles supposed to look like and how should they behave? Should I choose a puppy or an adult dog? Male or female? How do I correct my Beagle’s behavior problems? What do I need to do to survive my Beagle’s puppyhood? How can I Beagle-proof my house to keep him (and my stuff) safe? What should I teach my Beagle to do? How do I teach him? What health problems is my Beagle likely to have when he’s young? How about when he grows up—or gets old? Life with these little hounds can lead to years of merriment, entertainment, and love—but if you think Beagles are just another hound dog, think again! Whether you want to know everything there is to living with a Beagle, or just want to skip to a relevant subject (like how to keep him out of the hamper), Beagles for Dummies gives you everything you need to choose and raise your Snoopy soul mate.
Mutual funds offer investors a diverse portfolio in a single investment, which is critical in an uncertain economy. Although ideal for buyers who don’t want to tackle the stock market alone, mutual funds can still be intimidating, with a bewildering array of options. And now that foreign content regulations for RRSPs have been lifted, Canadians have even more choices. Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies explains it all, from the basics – what is a mutual fund? – to the not-so-basic – are index funds better than managed funds? Is my MER cutting into my ROI? With information on how mutual funds can be a vital and profitable component of everyone’s retirement plans and how they can help readers build their wealth inside their tax-free savings account, this friendly guide offers the principles Canadians need to know in order to be informed and successful mutual fund investors. “This book is easy and even fun to read. … Mutual Fund Investing For Canadians For Dummies is worth the investment if you are looking to build a fund portfolio that suits your needs and will give you healthy, long-term returns.” Jeff Dupuis, money.canoe.ca
If there were one advantage that would make a significant impact on the growth of your real estate portfolio, what would that be? If you are just starting out as a real estate investor, what anxieties or worries might you have? What expertise in particular would help you understand market fundamentals and help you achieve your goal of becoming a successful investor and attaining financial freedom? If you're an experienced investor, what systems do you have in place to support your growth without making costly mistakes? Have you built up a proper support team? If you are a successful real estate agent, with experience in residential property, what could you do to enhance that success in both personal and professional growth? Have you thought about how real estate investing can help you and your business? The answer to these questions lies in a very special kind of relationship-the relationship between the real estate investor and the real estate agent. Real Estate Riches is designed to provide investors with insights into the skills and services that a knowledgeable agent can provide-one who specializes in meeting the needs of the investor by understanding the investor's mindset, vision, and goals to allow them to focus on the larger aspects of their business. Real Estate Riches is also intended to illustrate to the agent what an investor's business looks like-from the different strategies and types of properties the investor focuses on, to the specifics of investment towns, neighbourhoods and streets, to timelines and cycles for growing the investor's portfolio. How do you go about finding that agent with the requisite skills? The answer lies within the pages of Real Estate Riches. Filled with real-life case studies, tips, and the hard-won knowledge that comes from experience, the book is motivational, practical, and useful-and it will be among your wisest investments. «This book really shows professional investors and professional agents how, if done right, both parties can come out with better financial results with less hassle by treating the real estate business like any other business-creating long-term relationships in which each party respects the other's profession and treats each other's time like the important commodity that it is.» – Don R. Campbell, Author, market analyst, and investor «Tahani is an inspiration. She shows firsthand how with the right mindset and the right team you can build a future in real estate while not compromising what's truly important.» – Philip McKernan, Author of South of 49 and Fire Sale «Tahani's story is powerful, and demonstrates what can happen when you focus on helping people and living your passion. She reveals the 'human' side of real estate, and why it's so important to build a powerful team around you that you can trust.» – Greg Habstritt, Founder of SimpleWealth.com and best-selling author of The Real Estate Secret «Tahani gives the novice investor a clear insight into the world of a savvy, investor-friendly real estate agent and the importance of having someone with her experience on your team. Whether you are a seasoned investor or just starting out, this book will be an invaluable tool in your investor toolbox.» – Peter Kinch, Owner, DLC Peter Kinch Mortgage Team Tahani Aburaneh is donating the royalties from the sale of this book to www.care.org.
GUIDE TO MUTUAL FUNDS SECOND EDITION «Picking actively managed mutual funds is no mean challenge. And as the recent era underscores, past performance is of little help. The Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds helps cut through the fog with a solid volume of constructive information. The central message–'truly diversify, keep it simple, focus on costs, and stick with it'–is not only timeless, it is priceless.» –John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO, The Vanguard Group «Successful investors know they must do their own due diligence. Morningstar has done much of that homework in this guide. Leave it to Morningstar to get it right, offering smart ways to pick, build and monitor a portfolio. It's a commonsense guide that should grace every investor's shelf.» –Ted David, CNBC Anchor «There's nothing Morningstar doesn't know about mutual funds. And at last, for ready reference, there's a book. You'll find everything here you need to know about managing fund investments, inside or outside a 401(k).» –Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek columnist and author of Making the Most of Your Money
An accessible guide that contains the tools needed to find trustworthy financial assistance Given the events of the past two years-from bankruptcies to financial scams-it is more important than ever that investors understand who they are hiring to handle their finances. Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor explores the important relationship between an investor and their financial advisor and examines how you should go about finding potential candidates. Along the way, it shows you how to interview and check the credentials of six key types of advisor so that you can spot and avoid rogues, scam artists, and incompetents. You will also learn how to understand what can happen if the institution or the advisor ends up in financial or legal difficulty. This insightful and useful guide Helps you determine the kind of advisor best-suited for your situation Provides interview questions, discusses what credentials really mean, and which are important Explains in detail the issue of fiduciary responsibility of financial advisors, so you can find helpers who are on your side Most people who give advice about money are trusted without actually earning that trust. Getting Started in Finding a Financial Advisor helps you set the highest standards, allowing you to locate professionals who can be trusted to protect your financial well-being and help you prosper.
The one book your bank REALLY does not want you to read. More than ever before, Canadians are frightened and stressed out about their retirement and financial future. With the mortgage, car payments and credit card bills, there never seems to be enough to pay the current bills let alone save thousands in RRSPs. At the same time, the large financial institutions are bombarding us with fearful messages of destitution unless we maximize our RRSP contributions. The stock market crash of 2008 has proven one thing: traditional retirement planning advice simply doesn't work. The risks are too enormous. Throwing money into RRSPs and trusting the stock market is like gambling with your family's future. But how do you plan for retirement without risking everything? In Enough Bull, David Trahair explains: How to invest only in 100% safe investments that will never decline How to get out of mutual funds and the stock market – forever The «Tax Turbo-Charged RRSP strategy» – why you should wait until you are over 50 to start your RRSP Exactly what age to elect to receive the CPP pension How to avoid the scams that lead to personal financial disaster Easy to understand and simple to apply, Enough Bull shows Canadians how to avoid all the traps and why doing the exact opposite of what they have been told will leave them much further ahead. www.enoughbull.ca
There are numerous tax rules and regulations associated with real estate that you need to comply with and, if you get it wrong, the Tax Office could impose stiff penalties. Fortunately, help is at hand. In plain English, Property & Taxation explains just what your tax obligations are. Inside you'll learn: how property speculators and property investors are taxed which expenses are tax deductible how to calculate a capital gain and capital loss about the tax issues associated with owning your main residence and overseas property investments how negative gearing works about owning property in different legal structures. Packed with tax tips, tax traps to avoid and practical case studies, this comprehensive guide will give you the know-how to legally reduce your tax liability – and build your wealth.
Do you wonder what questions you should ask?Do you wonder what you can do to prepare?WONDER NO MORE!This book explains: Why you’re being interviewed What the interviewer is looking for How to formulate your personal statements Interview dos and don’tsYou’ll learn how to provide great answers to the most-common college interview questions. You’ll learn not only what to say, but how to say it; what questions to ask your interviewer; how to behave—before, during and after the interview; and the secrets to presenting yourself in the best possible light.Learn everything you need to know to ace your college interview from someone who has been interviewing college applicants for more than 25 years.
Make the leap and become an entrepreneur today Are you living for the weekend? Are you dissatisfied at work? Are you itching to do something that is important to you? How can you avoid the pitfalls that many first-time entrepreneurs have fallen into? How do you explore whether entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job? Employee to Entrepreneur is your guide to leaving your job behind and building something for yourself. Author and employee-turned-entrepreneur Steve Glaveski, shows you how to navigate the challenges, find the entrepreneurial success that is right for you and become a better person along the way. Employee to Entrepreneur combines storytelling with a step-by-step framework to teach you how to effectively explore and leverage entrepreneurship to gain freedom, fulfillment and financial security. understand what you want to do by first understanding yourself explore if entrepreneurship is right for you without giving up your day job avoid the common pitfalls faced by first-time entrepreneurs fund, test and prioritise your ideas in a fast and cost-effective way develop the mindset to succeed in your business. If you’re ready to leave your cushy employee life behind and build a business and a life you believe in, reading this essential guidebook is your first step to making it happen.
If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. Actions really do speak louder than words!
Think like the best and succeed like the best Ever wondered how some people always manage to succeed? Well wonder no longer, How to Succeed with NLP examines exactly how those people do it and breaks down everything you need to know to emulate their success. This energising book shows you how to change your mindset and alter your behaviour to become the most valuable asset in your company. The NLP techniques will provide any ambitious, eager person with the perfect toolkit to get ahead. You will learn how to; increase your confidence, improve your influencing skills, handle conflict situations, dispel anxious feelings, trust your intuition, create a rapport with others, be more effective in your communication, understand and use body language, define the results you want and set about achieving them.
A practical guide to being a trusted advisor for leaders in any industry In this hands-on successor to the popular book The Trusted Advisor, you'll find answers to pervasive questions about trust and leadership—such as how to develop business with trust, nurture trust-based relationships, build and run a trustworthy organization, and develop your trust skill set. This pragmatic workbook delivers everyday tools, exercises, resources, and actionable to-do lists for the wide range of situations a trusted advisor inevitably encounters. The authors speak in concrete terms about how to dramatically improve your results in sales, relationship management, and organizational performance. Your success as a leader will always be based on the degree to which you are trusted by your stakeholders. Each chapter offers specific ways to train your thinking and your habits in order to earn the trust that is necessary to be influential, successful, and known as someone who makes a difference. Self-administered worksheets and coaching questions provide immediate insights into your current business challenges Real-life examples demonstrate proven ways to «walk the talk» Action plans bridge the gap between insights and outcomes Put the knowledge and practices in this fieldbook to work, and you'll be someone who earns trust quickly, consistently, and sustainably—in business and in life.