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There's one constant in the stock market going all the way back to the early 1800s

A couple of weeks ago I covered a little discussed topic involving the the use of historical market data. Namely that you have to take market returns that go back to the turn of the 20th century with a grain of salt because costs were much higher in those days so no one was really receiving those …

Stock Markets

Are you suffering from sudden retirement syndrome?

<i>Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Wiley, from The New Retirementality: Planning Your Life and Living Your Dreams...at Any Age You Want, 4th Edition by Mitch Anthony. Copyright © 2014 by Mitch Anthony. All rights reserved.</i><p>If you want to get an accurate picture of what retirement might feel …

How to Start a Business: 7 Steps to Get Started Today

Follow this formula for launching and starting to grow your new business.<p>While starting a business is no easy task, it's not as difficult as many entrepreneurs would think. Instead of obsessing over every minor detail or second guessing yourself, if you follow these seven steps, you can be on your …

Small Business

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books

If you want to be like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, adopt their voracious reading habits

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

How to Grow a Small Startup Business From 0 to 5 Figure Months in 100 Days

Being a CEO for over 10 years and managing couple different companies after getting my MBA definitely taught me a thing or two about the business world, but putting the so called safety of the corporate world and biweekly paycheck behind me and taking on the competitive business arena as an …

Startups

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

Inside the Panamanian law firm that helps the super rich hide their money | The Star

Zucman estimates the loss in global tax revenues at $200 billion per year. That includes $35 billion in the U.S. and $78 billion in Europe.<p>Previous …

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Canada’s heavy crude oil surges to take on a golden lustre

Canada's heavy oil has quietly become the hottest commodity in North American energy.<p>In less than two months, the price of the Canadian benchmark heavy crude has surged more than 70 per cent, outpacing West Texas intermediate (WTI), Brent and a bunch of other regional types of oil by wide …

3 Canadians who pushed the limits of tax writeoffs

With the deadline for filing personal tax returns coming up (usually April 30, but extended to May 2 because the end-of-April deadline falls on a …

Income Tax

The entire financial advice profession needs to be fixed

If you had to build the personal financial advice profession from scratch, it wouldn’t look anything like what we have today.<p>Instead, it would look …

Retirement

Five investment strategies to help you lower your taxes

Would you rather make six per cent or five per cent on your investments?<p>Believe it or not, some investment managers and self-directed investors would …

How a couple with a net worth of $10 million and annual income of $215,000 can pay $0 in income tax

We are all hearing the calls to tax the rich. The assumption being, if you are rich, you will pay a lot of tax, but is that always true?<p>[np_storybar …

How the wealthy can beat Ottawa’s new rules by becoming low-income to save big on their taxes

In 2016 if you are high income, you will be paying a lot of tax. I mean a LOT of tax.<p>[np_storybar title=”The $10-million lifetime tax bill: Welcome …

It's Time For The Federal Government To Enforce The Canada Health Act

Extra-billing in Ontario, private MRIs in Saskatchewan and user fees in Quebec: violations of the Canada Health Act are on the rise across the …

Half of Patients Prescribed Fentanyl Patches in Canada at Risk for Overdose

The death toll will likely get worse before it gets better,' says one expert.<p>A newly released study has found that half of those prescribed fentanyl patches in Canada were put at risk of overdose due to doctors failing to follow guidelines for prescribing the opiate.<p>Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid …

China pharmacies urge abolition of Alibaba Health drug tracking platform

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A group of Chinese pharmacy chains has demanded the abolition of a medicine tracking platform run by Alibaba Health Information Technology, piling further pressure on the firm after China’s drug regulator suspended the system on Saturday.<p>In a joint statement on Wednesday, the …

Industry warns over botox 'cowboys'

<b>Cosmetic "cowboys" will operate with impunity despite new laws to regulate the sector, an industry body has said.</b><p>The legislation will mean extra checks for qualified professionals who offer non-surgical procedures like botox.<p>But Save Face, representing doctors, dentists and nurses in the industry, …

Radiation Therapy

Every entrepreneur's fear: How can my business survive if I'm not there?

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>Students who come to Kaleidoscope Art Studio in Mississauga get a lot more than lessons in applying oil paint to canvas or making a batik print.<p>Jennifer Morley, who started Kaleidoscope five years ago in …

Four lessons to help you be a good investor when it feels like the stock market world is coming to an end

In the past few months, most of us had a feeling that was eerily familiar: That sense that everything you invested in, whether it was a “safe” bank …

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read

These are the books that have turned normal men into millionaires.<p>There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't …

Online tax evasion growing and ‘very big issue’, warns Revenue | Financial Times

Tax evasion by online retailers is emerging as a serious and growing risk, Lin Homer, the outgoing chief executive of HM Revenue & Customs, warned on …

Why a deal on Dragons’ Den proved the wrong fit for Wee Woollies

<b>Each week, Financial Post contributor Mary Teresa Bitti revisits CBC’s previous week’s episode of Dragons’ Den. She captures what the cameras didn’t</b> …

The most expensive patients

The Canadian Institute for Health Information pegs health care costs at $220 billion a year and rising. Politicians and experts are looking for ways …

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What Is Science and Why Do Medical Providers Suck At It?

Photo credit: NASA HQ PHOTO<p>It has been said that medicine skipped The Enlightenment since it was already a fully established profession at that time. …

Physiotherapy