Mortgage Wisdom

5-Year Fixed Mortgage Trap

The average Canadian wastes $22,000 after tax during their life for every $100,000 of their mortgage and takes 38 months longer to pay it off, according to a study by Moshe Milevsky. This is because of taking 5-year fixed mortgages instead of variable. They are marketed as being safe and a good protection against a…

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Smith Manoeuvre – Is Your Mortgage Tax Deductible?

What is the Smith Manoeuvre and how do you do it the right way?The Smith Manoeuvre is a strategy where you borrow against your home to invest for your retirement. It converts your mortgage over time into a tax deductible credit line.To do it the right way, there are three key points:

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