Investing

Making Your Mortgage Interest Tax Deductible

The following only applies to Canada. US resident can already deduct their mortgage interest off their income tax. This is something Canada doesn’t allow. However, there are few moves Canadians can do to close this interest deductibility gap with our US neighbors. Please see a qualified financial planner before trying any of the following. Have a Business at Home If […]

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Investing

Owning A Home In The US Vs Canada

One thing the US has over Canada when it comes to home ownership is they can deduct the interest cost on their mortgage off their income tax. Canada doesn’t allow this. However, Canada has one advantage to home ownership the US doesn’t have – there is no capital gains tax on the sale of a principal resident. When you sell […]

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The Net

When a Unique Isn’t a Unique

In my post below, I stated that Grouper gets 542,000 unique visitors per month, according ComScore. This doesn’t sound like much to many webmasters because many have sites that gets more traffic than that, or so they think. Once you understand how ComScore values a unique you’ll begin to understand just how big a site Grouper really is. ComScore, and […]

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The Net

Dot Com Bubble 2.0

The news this week about Sony paying $65 million for video sharing site Grouper brings back many memories from the crazy Dot Com boom days. It seems some of us haven’t learned anything! Grouper has less than 1% of the online video sharing market, is not profitable, and doesn’t know when they will become profitable. As a matter of fact, […]

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The Net

The Bonanza Is About To Begin!

August normally signals the end of the summer internet blues, and judging by how well Google is doing this month I say I’m going to have a really good 4th quarter. There’s still a full seven days left in the month and already my Google earnings this month have beaten last month. Like retail, web advertising is very seasonal – […]

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Ramblings

Pluto Gets De-planetted

Little Pluto, formerly the solar system’s smallest planet, has been stripped of its status by the International Astronomical Union, reducing the number of planets to eight. The new guidelines – introduced in Prague on Thursday after a week of debate by the 2,500 astronomers at the organization’s conference – define what is a planet and what is not. Pluto didn’t […]

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Investing

Buying Vs Renting

I noticed in his latest blog post that Tyler Cruz is looking at leaving the renting world and buying a house. This a big move for anyone and I can understand how nervous he is feeling. So I figure I will put together this little post on the old buying vs. renting argument and give some Dot Com mortgage tips […]

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