Mick Zuroski

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50 Best Places to Travel in 2017

The 50 destinations that made our list this year include one of France’s lesser-known wine regions, America’s next big dining spot, and a buzzy Greek …

Travel

I'm a personal finance expert — here's the letter I wrote my wife on how to spend my life-insurance money

You know what's kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your <i>family</i> can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money.<p>Because if there's anything worse than dying itself, it's dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems while they …

Megacities to ghost towns: Asia's extreme skylines - CNN Style

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Mega Cities

Jehovah's Witness who died after giving birth understood risk of refusing blood, Quebec health minister says

Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette says he has proof a 26-year-old Jehovah's Witness woman who died after giving birth at a hospital near Quebec …

10 Reasons Gold Will Outperform Stocks in the Next Decade

Gold has been beating stocks for 10 years, and it may continue to do so for another 10.<p>The S&P 500 has been in one of the strongest bull markets in …

Seniors, an estate freeze can help cap your final tax bill

We've now lived in our current neighbourhood for 16 years. Some neighbours have passed on, and some are just feeling the effects of old age. Henry is one such neighbour.<p>"Tim, I've got this new prescription from my doctor. He says I have to take these pills for the rest of my life," Henry explained. …

Retirement

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

As the late, great musician Prince once said, forever is "a mighty long time."<p>So when you're looking for stocks to buy and hold forever, you can't settle for just any stock. That's true even if your definition of forever when it comes to investing is really more along the lines of 20 or 30 …

Investing

3 Stocks to Invest in the Internet of Things

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The internet connected people and businesses across the globe, and now the Internet of Things (IoT) could mark a similarly revolutionary shift by connecting the world's devices and paving the way for an explosion in data generation and analytics-driven efficiency …

Investing

Will the skyscrapers outlast the pyramids?

Egypt’s pyramids were the skyscrapers of their day – and they are still standing 5,000 years later. Do today’s tallest buildings stand a chance of outlasting them?<p>The cracks first emerged in April. By 29 June 1995, a vast network of fissures spanned the entire fifth floor ceiling of one of Seoul’s …

Skyscrapers

The Tragically Hip, the band all of Canada is obsessed with, explained

If you're not Canadian, you may have looked at your Twitter feed this past weekend and wondered, "Wait, what's the Tragically Hip?"<p>On Instagram, you may have seen photos of a sweaty, leaping man in a feathered fedora and a rotating wardrobe of neck scarves and lamé tracksuits, swaying onstage with …

Canada

5 Investment Mistakes You Might Be Making | Investopedia

Financial planning can seem complicated. We understand that investing and making the right financial decisions isn’t always easy. But there are some …

The silver boom is coming

But as we've written before, there is good reason to believe silver prices are headed even higher. Negative interest rates and global economic uncertainty continue to scare markets and investors. Precious metals are great portfolio "insurance" and they have a low correlation to shares.<p>(To find out …

Behind the Story: Lucky Peach on the History of Pho

American cuisine isn’t an oxymoron. For centuries immigrants have introduced different culinary crowd-pleasers, crossover hits that mish and mash until they become indelibly American. Italians brought pizza, Mexicans the taco, the Chinese gave us steamed dumplings, and the Vietnamese introduced <i>pho</i> …

Vietnam

Seven things I’ve learned about investing

I'm the first to admit that, when I started investing more than 20 years ago, I had no clue what I was doing. I was a sucker for "stories," I focused on the short term and I believed the trick to building wealth was to buy low, sell high and repeat. Since then, I've learned a lot about what works – …

Entrepreneurs: the key thing to do when your business starts making money

When it comes to finances, small-business owners have plenty to worry about, such as keeping the sales funnel filled, funding growth and ensuring there's enough money to cover salaries, expenses and the inevitable tax bite. What's often neglected – in the early years when survival is top of mind …

Ten destination concerts that offer an escape from the madness of festivals

When summer comes, the North American music scene is dominated by festivals. But as some audiences prefer the decorum of concerts to the madness of giant crowds and portable potties, plenty of promoters still cater to that crowd. Here’s a list of some of the continent’s most breathtaking and/or …

Festivals

Do we understand our ETFs? We will after the next panic

<i>Bryden Teich is a CFA and portfolio manager at Avenue Investment Management.</i><p>How do you measure market liquidity? If you ask any trader on Bay Street, the response you get will vary depending on whether they work on an equity desk or a bond desk. Those on the equity side will tell you that liquidity …

Free-range, organic, omega-3: What type of eggs should I buy?

<b>Question</b><p>What kind of eggs should I buy? What's the difference between free-range, free-run, cage-free and organic eggs? Am I better off, nutritionally, buying omega-3 eggs? I eat two eggs every day – is that too much cholesterol?<p><b>Answer</b><p>I remember when the biggest decision to make when buying eggs …

Mapped: The Canadian locales in the Tragically Hip's songs

The Tragically Hip has become a beloved band in Canada for its local references. Here are 25 of them, mapped on our country.<p><i>Update: Gord Downie died</i> …

This beautiful map shows what Canada's future looked like in 1955

We bought this 60-year-old Government of Canada map about the country’s most important resources, and then updated it<p>In 1955 The Department of …

The Apollo mission photos you haven’t seen: Space selfies, pee bags and too many moon close-ups

About a dozen images from the Apollo moon missions have stood the test of time: Neil Armstrong’s lonesome footprint in the moon dust, Buzz Aldrin’s …

Space Exploration

This little-known Google app will pay you to do simple surveys on your smartphone

Rather than charging you to use things like Google Search or its mobile operating system Android, it provides them free of charge, then makes most of its money off the back of advertising revenues.<p>But one of Google's apps goes one step further — and actually <i>pays you</i> to use it.<p>Google Opinion Rewards …

Part two: Traditional cuisine in a new land

From Victoria to Fogo Island and in every province in between, Ann Hui drives across the country to uncover the immigrant history – and vibrant present – of small-town Chinese-Canadian food<p><i>(This is part one of a two-part feature. Click here to read part two.)</i><p>About an hour-long ferry ride off the …

Bellwoods to Bandit: Toronto embraces craft beer

Microbreweries enrich hyperlocal economies across the city<p>IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TOURISM TORONTO<p>Nowadays “Muddy York” may be more aptly called “Sudsy …

As house prices soar, owning a home is the best job in town

The gains from soaring house prices in Toronto and Vancouver are dwarfing paycheques from even the best-paying jobs in those cities<p>What pays more: …

Tesla Powerwall set to electrify Canadian homes, but at a price

The Tesla Powerwall home battery system should finally be appearing in the basements and garages of Canadian homes this summer, giving people a chance to store solar power or time-shift their electricity consumption. But there may be sticker shock: Installation is likely to double the $3,000 (U.S.) …

How Brampton, a town in suburban Ontario, was dubbed a ghetto

Author Noreen Ahmed-ullah poses at a South Asian strip mall in Brampton on Friday. (Mark Blinch/The Globe and Mail)<p>I live in a suburban Ontario town where the visible minorities are now the majority.<p>Brampton – a.k.a. “Browntown,” “Bramladesh”or “Singhdale” – is just like the nicknames imply: mostly …

Ontario urged to ‘get ahead’ of coming population boom | The Star

One of the biggest issues officials in Milton and other high-growth municipalities have raised is poor funding for transit and …

Judging beer by the bottle: How a craft brewer tripled sales

When Oakville, Ont.-based Cameron’s Brewing got started in 1997, operations like it were more often called microbreweries than craft breweries. The industry was still small, and the design of many independent brands didn’t look a whole lot different from the beer giants.<p>That might have worked when …

A new way to build a portfolio

New clients of a financial adviser usually fill out a risk tolerance questionnaire. Chances are the tolerances are average, so they are given a balanced portfolio of half stocks and half bonds, diversified by region.<p>"It's like putting one foot in a bucket of freezing water and the other one in a …

Investing