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Seven days in Singapore: Family edition

Day 1: Go for a ride<p><b>Morning</b><p>Pop by the Singapore Flyer to enjoy 360-degree views of the city skyline from 165 metres above ground. The sight of the …

Fifteen powerhouse Canadian dividend stocks

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>A diversified mix of the highest dividend payers in Canada.<p><b>The screen</b><p>For many investors, dividends make up an important part of their income. For equity markets, dividends have also been responsible for a significant portion of equity returns over all. Over the past 10 years …

Investing

The 10 best free password managers

As research has shown time and again, people are generally terrible at creating passwords for their online activities. People use the Mel Brooks …

Information Systems

More fun with ETF capital gains

Last week's column, which discussed how ETF distributions affect the calculation of capital gains and losses, prompted a bunch of questions from readers. (Read the column here)<p>Today, I'll answer some of them.<p><b>Do I still pay tax on reinvested or "phantom" ETF distributions even though I receive no</b> …

Investing

Three money apps millennials use to keep their financial house in order

Desirae Odjick likes the clarity personal finance apps can provide. "I've been a Mint user for four years," says Ms. Odjick, an Ottawa native. "It tracks everything."<p>Though she's naturally app-savvy – Ms. Odjick blogs about personal finance at www.halfbanked.com – she says many millennials use apps …

Personal Finance

Twenty TSX stocks that mix value, stability and growth

Extreme Sports

Sparkleland awaits: Here's a list of the best home Christmas lights in the city

We asked readers who decorate their homes with Christmas lights to send us a description so that you can take the kids on a trip through sparklehoods …

The true cost of investing in ETFs

ETF investors over the years have been schooled in their benefits compared with traditional mutual funds. Low management-expense ratios (MER) and tax efficiency are among the main attributes. But the biggest cost to any investment is your ability to handle the ride. The investment industry does not …

Investing

Vancouver introduces Empty Homes Tax framework as rental housing crisis persists

Vancouver will have an Empty Homes Tax in place by effective January 1, 2017, with staff reporting on the Tax’s next steps to Council on Tuesday.

Housing

Vancouver to start taxing vacant homes

Willow Yamauchi has looked at the empty house across the street from her home for 17 years. There's never been anyone but the occasional squatter staying at the four-storey triplex.<p>In the meantime, she has two teenagers who, she expects, will have an extraordinarily hard time finding a place to …

Housing

Vancouver sets empty-homes tax at one per cent

The City of Vancouver has proposed an empty-homes tax rate of one per cent — and while staff say the levy is not intended to fill public coffers, it …

36 Hidden Gems On Netflix You Should Already Be Watching

Stop spending the whole night trying to find something to watch.<p>1. <i>Black Mirror</i>: It’s like <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, but for the modern era.<p>—kefurbush<p>2. <i>Lovesick (Scrotal Recall)</i>: A British sitcom where a twentysomething guy gets chlamydia and has to tell all of his former partners.<p>—Amanda Niblett, …

You do the math: Almost $50,000 in earned dividends, $0 in tax

One of the nice things about dividends is that they're taxed at a lower rate than interest or other income.<p>Most people know that. What they may not know is that, depending on the province, it's possible for an individual with no other sources of income to earn nearly $50,000 in dividends without …

Retirement

Price gap between condos, houses swells to record level

For many first-time homebuyers, condominiums have been the easiest way to get a foothold into the housing market, a pit stop on the way to a dream home.<p>But a flood of new high-rise condos and fierce bidding wars for urban detached houses has caused a widening gulf between the price of condos and …

The lawn goodbye: Why it's time to consider alternatives to those labour-intensive patches

Lawns are highly political things.<p>The green expanses first emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries as a place where wealthy European aristocrats could graze their sheep and show off the hired help. Since then, they have come to represent inequality, environmental degradation and conformity (not to …

Landscaping

Travelling by Train in Japan: The Ultimate Sightseeing Experience – Japan Info

Are you wondering what it is like to ride on a Japanese Passenger Train? If your tour itinerary includes a train ride to the countryside, you better …

Japan

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Japan

Japan

隔牆有耳:港Hello Kitty中菜軒登《時代》

全店一副「貓樣」<p>Hello Kitty中菜軒店主以筆名萬光接受《時代》訪問時話自己係一本健康雜誌嘅創辦人,希望堅持全天然食材。佢透露首次經營酒樓,2013年底開始接洽擁有Hello Kitty版權嘅日本公司Sanrio,去年4月終獲授權。<br>中菜軒會提供37款點心,全部都同Kitty造型有關,例如蝦餃表 …

Why Osaka and not Tokyo? A travel guide to Japan’s Kitchen City

Do you want to <b>visit Japan</b> but feels like <b>Tokyo</b> is so overrated? Why not come and <b>visit Osaka</b>? <br>Discover this unique destination where Japan’s …

Japan

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Month

Every week, TIME rounds up our favorite iPhone apps of the past few days. Here are the best of the best for March, from messaging to mapping.<p><b>VaporChat</b><p>…

Inside Tokyo's Cutest Theme Restaurants and Shops

If there was an award for "cutest city on Earth," it would go to the birthplace of Hello Kitty: Tokyo, Japan. Every time I visit, I discover yet another store or cafe where you can interact with round, big-eyed characters.<p>Last month, my La Carmina travel series filmed at three new attractions in …

Japan

Is there enough time to see Tokyo on a long airport layover?

"Allow up to an hour for customs and immigration and to exit the airport after landing," says Tokyo's Tim Hornyak, author of several apposite Lonely Planet guidebooks. Add city train travel – and the need to return to the airport two hours before your connecting flight departs – and an 11-hour …

Disinherit the black sheep

Your son fell in with a bad crowd in his late teens. Every attempt to set him straight failed, and for the past 20 years he’s been in and out of jail …

Bookworms - Trivia!!: What your favourite color says about your personality! (showing 1-50 of 80)

Your Personality Color

<b>To discover your personality color, ask yourself:</b><p><b>what is my favorite color?</b><p><b>Answer this question now before reading any further.</b><p><b>Don't think about it,</b> …

EU Made Massive Mistake With Ecig Science Say Top Scientists

Meanwhile Economists Say EU Mistake Will Cost 105,000 Lives a Year<p>Elementary mistakes lead the EU government to wrongly classify eliquid as toxic …

The ABCs of tracking your ACB

Life is full of mundane tasks: taking out the garbage, pulling weeds, cleaning up the kitchen.<p>Today we'll explore the investing equivalent: calculating the adjusted cost base (ACB) of a security. It's a boring job all right, but knowing how to do it will make you a more informed investor – and save …

Investing

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

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