Dan Angelopoulos

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Eight Keys to Financial Security

Pay yourself first. Protect your loved ones. Borrow sparingly. And don't go for the home run.<p><i>Author's note: Over many years of publishing</i> Kiplinger's</i> …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Economist prefers income properties over stocks

<b>Jamal Hejazi, 42</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Chief economist for a law firm<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Mostly investment properties (plus some equities, silver and cash)<p><b>The investor</b><p>Jamal Hejazi doesn't have an employer-sponsored pension, so he is putting aside money to build his own retirement fund.<p><b>How he invests</b><p>About two-thirds of …

This mom gave her teenagers control over all their spending. Would you?

A recent Rob Carrick column about a retired father's financial advice to his two adult daughters struck a chord with Globe and Mail readers. The Winnipeg man's 12-point smart money manifesto contained such gems as "leave your home out of your retirement income plan," "steer clear of debt" and "plan …

One casualty of new restrictions could be 30-year mortgages

Since 2008, regulators have been trying to contain housing risk by piling on new mortgage rules, and bringing back some old ones. So far, the housing market has yet to crack under the weight of those policies.<p>In fact, home prices just keep reaching record highs. And each month they do, policy …

Tighter Rules on Reverse Mortgages

Borrowers face higher costs and lower loan amounts. And soon borrowers will have to pass a financial assessment, too.<p>Seniors shopping for a reverse …

8 Promising Stocks Under $10

In a red-hot stock market, it’s hard to argue that much is cheap these days. That may drive some frustrated investors toward the <i>nominally</i> cheap -- …

Five ways to retrain your brain for dividend investing

I don't just play a dividend investor in the newspaper. I do this stuff in real life, too, and I'm pleased to report that the results have been quite gratifying.<p>But it was not always so. When I started investing two decades ago, I didn't have a clue what I was doing.<p>I took too much risk. I traded …