REIT Taxation

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. Introduction to REITs REITs, also known as Real Estate Investment Trusts, are publicly listed companies that own income-producing real estate. Their assets include hotels, shopping malls, office buildings and apartments. Originally created in 1960 by the United States, REITs have spread worldwide and have a strong presence in Canada as well. In order to qualify as a REIT (in Canada), at least 95% ...

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Book Giveaway: Confessions of a Professional Blogger

“Soon, it became clear that blogs themselves – and blog networks – could become profitable businesses. Within a couple of years, blogs evolved from being part of a business to becoming the business.” Miranda Marquit. Have you ever thought of starting a blog? Do you enjoy writing? Would you like to be paid to write? What does it take to be an online writer? If the idea of blogging and online writing stirs your interest, then Miranda Marquit’s new book, Confessions of a Professional ...

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What is a Dividend Champion?

The following post is written by John Schroeder. When it comes to investing in U.S. dividend stocks, there are several places you can start your search for companies to add to your portfolio. For example, many investors turn to the Dividend Aristocrats which are found on the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index. Members of the Dividend Aristocrats Index must consistently raise their dividend for 25+ consecutive years and also be a member of the S&P 500. In the event a company on the index ...

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