Monday, December 12, 2016

A scammer sent to jail.

It's very hard to find out that your hard earned savings have disappeared. Especially when the culprit shows no remorse. I'm glad to see there is a jail term.

We lost a small investment when LEAGUE crashed in Victoria BC luckily it wasn't our everything. The two men that started LEAGUE are out and free which irks many people. Especially those who lost their entire retirement savings.

"An Edmonton businessman convicted of fraud has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million in restitution to his victims."

The judge's written decision also noted that evidence established Iyer bought a family residence in his wife's name, bought expensive vehicles and travelled in an extravagant lifestyle. All of those purchases were paid for with money given to Trident by the investors.

Justice Andrea Moen noted that Iyer showed no remorse, steadfastly maintained his innocence and never tried to pay restitution." Read more here

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Feeling good about your money

There's always the "What do you get them for Christmas?" conundrum. Every year I notice I have to try and come up with something I want. The two best gifts I ever got?

1. a sleeping kit sent to a child

2. a goat

I've always followed the millennial's prioritizing experiences over belongings.  Wouldn't you prefer to take a trip, have a nice meal or see that show rather than further clutter your house?

Obviously we have a lot more than we need in North America and even those in Canada who are earning less can look at this article and find ways to feel better about their financial health. 

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Peter Kinch Mortgage Minute

"Some of the reporting and headlines recently have been borderline irresponsible so it’s important now, more than ever, to read beyond the headlines. Included in this week’s Mortgage Minute™ is an article suggesting CMHC could lose a $Billion – but when reading further, this is only in the event of a doomsday" Peter Kinch

Monday, December 05, 2016

Business in Edmonton Feature - Todd Millar

"A buyers market is generally defined as a period that favors buyers by offering an ample selection of property at relatively low prices and taking 3-6 months to sell" informs Todd Millar of Glenn Simon Inc., an Alberta investment firm. Read Here pages 64-68

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Happy Holidays - Goodbye 2016!

Alberta Oil Sands Investment Real Estate News®
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December 1st., 2016

Volume 21, Issue 10

Dear Friends and Partners,

Here we are at the end of another year. 2016 has been everything but uneventful across all fronts and around the world. We’re far from  smooth sailings with our local economy, but I think we are at least heading into calmer waters or getting those sea legs steady. I don’t think 2017 will be a banner year, but hopefully stability will increase with the energy sector. Although we are seeing some worrying signals and directional shifts from the federal government related to CMHC (check out Peter Kinch’s link here), plus populist environmental and trade agendas. Nonetheless - we will push forward. We will have a good year ahead! Opportunity is abound!

*This is our last newsletter for 2016, but the blog is continually updated.  Regular newsletters resume January 15th 2017*

Wishing you and your family a very wonderful December and New Year ahead!

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Why Alberta still has the highest employment rate in the country, despite all the job losses.
Young population and older adults who continue to work to keep the province’s economy resilient, economist says

By Robson Fletcher, CBC News, November 7th., 2016

Alberta has seen tens of thousands of layoffs in the past couple of years but its employment rate — a measure of working-age people who have jobs — remains the highest in the country.

That seemingly contradictory situation is due to Alberta's relatively young population and the fact that older people in this province tend to keep working longer than other Canadians.

It also means Alberta's economy is relatively resilient, said University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe.  READ MORE HERE 


Debt-ridden Alberta should take a lesson from thrifty Texas on how to survive the oil boom and bust: report

By Geoffrey Morgan, Financial Post, November 17th, 2016

CALGARY — While Alberta and Texas both enjoyed 10-year economic booms thanks to high oil prices, the province’s “undisciplined” budgets during those years left it in a worse financial position than the state when crude tanked.

In a study titled “One Energy Boom, Two Approaches,” the  Fraser Institute compared the budgets and spending patterns of governments in Alberta and Texas between 2004 and 2014.


Opinion: Alberta’s economy may be poised for a turnaround, but province’s finances still on wrong track

By Steve La Fleur & Ben Eisen, Edmonton Journal, November 21st., 2016

Albertans got some welcome news recently, when ATB Financial suggested that the worst of the oil price downturn is over and that oil prices would continue to increase in 2017. 

This is, of course, encouraging for Alberta’s economic outlook. However, it’s important to recognize that while an increase in oil prices, and a return to economic growth, would help Albertans suffering from the province’s current economic malaise, it’s unlikely to solve the provincial government’s budget problems.

Specifically, unless the province reforms and reduces provincial spending, Alberta’s big deficits will likely persist for years — even if oil prices increase.  FOLLOW THIS STORY


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Warm Regards,

Todd and Danielle Millar


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