The Fear of Missing Out phenomenon in the housing market is leading to bad buying decisions. First-time buyers should be much more afraid of getting into a hot real estate market.

One of the 10 commandments of investing, is surely, “Thou shalt diversify.” This mantra is taught in finance departments in the country’s finest universities and has become an unquestioned principle in the world of financial planning, where it has been widely practised.

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I'm buying my first home. Is there a standard amount that I should offer as a deposit? The short answer to your question is no, there is no standard amount for a deposit. This is something that can be negotiated between you and the seller.

Theft, water damage, fire, vandalism… There are countless terrible things that can happen, and they don’t just happen to other people. Here is why you should take home insurance.

It's been 20 years since Rotman School of Management finance professor Eric Kirzner created a simple "set it and forget it" kind of portfolio for Toronto Star readers called the Easy Chair, proving a comfy spot for investors to park for many years.

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