I haven’t included any articles about the Facebook IPO because I don’t care much about it. I would only buy IPO shares if offered the “friends and family” discount. Even then I might not buy them.
Canadian Capitalist explains how restricted stock units (RSUs) are taxed.
The Blunt Bean Counter says that additions to your cottage’s adjusted cost base may be CRA’s new target.
Where Does All My Money Go? explains the advantages and disadvantages of holding your own mortgage in an RRSP. I had no idea there were so many fees involved. The idea of having to pay CMHC premiums to protect your RRSP against yourself seems strange. Presumably you’d raid your RRSP to avoid defaulting.
Million Dollar Journey looks at various cheap options for replacing your home phone line.
Big Cajun Man says that the only time you get taxed on the value of something you own rather than your income is with property tax. If MERs were a tax, then they would fall into this category too.