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“When Everybody Skates Everything Becomes Easier” -Henri (Pocket Rocket) Richard BC Government Brings Down Budget On February 21 the BC Government brought down its 2012-2013 budget. Here are the highlights: Projected economic growth – 1.8 per cent in 2012-2013; 2.2 per cent in 2013-2014; 2.5 per cent in 2014-2015 Projected deficit – $968-million for 2012-2013;… Read More

The CMHC sees stability in the housing market, forecasting prices to stabilize and correct modestly in 2012. That has left some industry observers thinking that the CMHC is downplaying the potential drops. “Prices could drop as much as 25 per cent” according to a forecast by Capital Economics. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund and the… Read More

Weekly Update February 17 2012

February 22, 2012
Weekly Update
Terry Broaders

“Don’t Accept Your Dog’s Admiration As Conclusive Evidence That You Are Wonderful” -Ann Landers   Signals of Strengthening Economies The outlook for the global economy may be brightening, with the latest composite leading indicators signaling a possible change in momentum to the upside, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD says… Read More

How do Canadians cope and can plan with juggling with retirement, mortgage, kids and aging parents. Read my comments here. Text reproduced with permission. Story first appreared on Yahoo Finance. The website link shows below. Sandwich generation: Canadians feeling caught in money wise by Gail Johnson published on February 15, 2012 Mona Dodd admits that… Read More