Lukas Szczurowski

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Six dividend-growth stocks for your RRSP

When building a retirement nest egg, dividend growth stocks can offer investors the best of both worlds – potential capital gains, and rising regular payouts even when markets turn flat or shaky.<p>Dividends can play a key role in an investor's total return. Studies show that companies that increase …

Investing

Quick Look: Mountie Monitor Extender

Tell me if this sounds familiar to you–you’re working on your laptop and you wish you had just a little more real-estate on your screen. Having another window open can go a long way unmaking you more productive. Maybe it’s your email–maybe you are a heavy Twitter user, and you like to keep the app …

Setup

A Tent With a View: Meet Yakima’s New Roof Top Option

Coming in the spring of 2017, the new SkyRise roof top tent could set a new standard for comfort and convenience while on the go.

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones

Looking To Integrate Blockchain Into Your Business? Here's How

Companies in financial services, healthcare, energy and other industries are sprinting to begin adopting blockchain — the technology behind Bitcoin that promises to improve efficiency in numerous processes, plus create new business opportunities. But many are doing so simply because of fear of …

Blockchain

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

San Francisco

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 …

Does climate change make it immoral to have kids?

Bringing children into a disintegrating environment used to be a theoretical fear. Now it’s a very real one<p>The decision whether or not to have a child is one of the bigger ones a person will make in life – often the biggest.<p>I needed some strong convincing from my wife when it came time for us to …

Climate Change

Best All-in-one Productivity App

With LightArrow Organizer’s device-to-device sync with a free Dropbox or Google Drive account, your data is always available, whether you’re using …

10 Success Tips From My $100M Friend Turned Homeless Man

<b>In 2010, I met a man who was worth in 2007, $100M from starting his own business. What I didn’t know in 2010 was that the man, who would later become</b> …

How to Make the Rolls-Royce of Beef, the Porterhouse Steak

Amiro Cruz — a stout Hispanic man, slightly balding, in glasses, black leather shoes, tan Levi’s and an Omega watch on his wrist — stands before an …

The best destinations and hotels for a stag weekend in Europe

Lisbon<p><b>Go shark fishing</b><p>Fish for some of the most fiendish finned fauna in the Atlantic ocean. Several local companies offer deep sea fishing days off the Lisbon coast that are both appropriate for beginners, and ambitious — you can expect to catch anything from shark to eel to octopus.<p>From €123 …

North Sea

Toronto home prices surge, but the suburbs are eye-popping

Toronto’s housing market is kicking off 2016 in fine form, but the areas surrounding the city are chalking up even more impressive gains.<p>Sales in the Greater Toronto Area rose 8.2 per cent in January from a year earlier, to 4,672, according to statistics released today by the Toronto Real Estate …

The cofounder of a $750 million startup says the most successful entrepreneurs have 3 things in common

Harry's cofounders and co-CEOs Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider have not only created a men's razor startup that acquired 1 million customers and reached a valuation of $750 million since launching in 2013, but they've developed a network of highly successful entrepreneurs to learn from.<p>It's why …

Startups

An entrepreneur who built a 7-figure business says the smartest thing to do with your money is a habit you can start building today

The good news is <i>anyone</i> can put money aside and let it accumulate.<p>You don't need to be rich to invest— it's a concept that personal finance experts have been preaching for nearly a century, and is just as relevant today.<p>"Money comes to you when you are ready for it," explains entrepreneur Lewis …

Retirement

Meet a traveller: Jeremy Scott, solo cyclist extraordinaire

The next time you’re tempted to complain about a sore backside after an hour in the saddle, spare a thought for Jeremy Scott. The inspirational New Zealander, who was born with a hole in his heart, rode 52,000km through 29 countries on his last ride. Scott raised thousands for the British, …

New Zealand

Atlassian Closes Up 32%, Valuing The Company At $5.8B

Potentially the last tech IPO of the year ended its first day of trading with a bang.<p>Atlassian, a maker of collaboration and software development tools, ended the day up about 32%. With that rise, Atlassian — which raised money at a $3.3 billion valuation before going public — is now worth nearly …

Atlassian

Retirement income: Don’t give a chunk of your nest egg to the taxman

"Will I have enough?" is a question Canadians often ask as they get closer to retirement. Those who have saved diligently and invested wisely may feel confident about their post-work finances – until they file their first income tax return as retirees and realize they could lose a significant chunk …

Retirement

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

Credit Cards

Race Row on Mount Everest: Sherpas Square Off Against Racist Western Climbers

The documentary ‘Sherpa’ captures an intense battle between Sherpas and entitled Western climbers—including one very racist American.<p>When disaster …

Why luxury automakers are rushing to make electric cars

Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz unveil plans for all-electric luxury models at Frankfurt show<p>What's with all these luxury electric cars?<p>The news from …

Modern Camper Expands 3X with a Simple Press of a Button

When on a road trip, hauling a teardrop-style camper is easy thanks to its small size. But with this convenience comes a distinct design disadvantage: there isn’t a lot of living space. Beauer offers an ingenious solution to this problem with their 3X camper. It uses telescope-style folding to …

Campers

Stop trying to sell ‘solutions’ to potential customers

There is a lot of talk about how sales has changed. When you get past the headlines, you find that the tools have changed, but how they are applied has not changed as much.<p>Having worked with many different types of sellers over the past 20-plus years, I am witness to the fact that one consistent …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

Entertainment

Surprising victim of Calgary floods: the cleanup companies

<i>Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.</i><p>When Jodi Scarlett completed her MBA at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business in 2002, she wanted to go the entrepreneurial route, so she chose a business she already knew well. "I had …