Income Trusts

What Happened to the Income Trusts?

This article was published in the September 2011 edition of the Canadian MoneySaver, and is posted here with permission. For more information visit www.canadianmoneysaver.ca January 1st, 2011, was the deadline for Canadian income trusts (other than REITs – Real Estate Investment Trusts) to convert to corporations. I examine the basic changes of income trusts into corporations, and what’s happened to these high-yield dividend payers. Now that almost all income trusts have converted to corporations, ...

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Derek Foster

Derek Foster Interview – Becoming a Millionaire with Simple Investment Strategies

Derek Foster needs no introduction! He quit the rat race at 34 and became a millionaire using simple investment strategies.  He shared his unique approach in his five National Bestselling Books, including STOP WORKING: Here’s How You Can Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. , and The Idiot Millionaire Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional ...

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The Dividend Payout Ratio

What Is a Good Dividend Payout Ratio for Investors

Portions of this article were originally published in the Canadian MoneySaver, and it is posted here with permission. For more information visit www.canadianmoneysaver.ca Many dividend investors go to great lengths to screen dividend stocks. If you stick with the big dividend aristocrats or other big blue chips, you will do just fine. Some of these companies have been paying dividends for over 50 to 100 years! The economic stability of a company like that, which also increases its dividends year ...

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Mobile Apps That Help You Become a Better Investor

Everyone has spare change, right? Well, let’s start doing something with it. How? By using your smartphone. You have one, right? Whether you’re using an Android or Apple device, mobile apps are growing for first-time and experienced investors who want investment information at their fingertips. Here are some unbelievable mobile investment apps, some with $0 monthly fees. 1. Acorns It’s easy to link your credit or debit card to the Acorns app. From there, your purchases round up and ...

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