A puppy rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in Wayne County last month has found a permanent loving home. Drake, a four-month old male mixed breed, was adopted Saturday. He had serious wounds when he and eight other dogs were seized from a property on Lacey Road in late January. They were taken to Southern Cross Animal Rescue in Jones County to be rehabilitated. Volunteers with SCAR said Drake made steady progress and was ready for a forever home.nbs…
Shannon Noll bared his soul on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Monday night, revealing he spent his Australian Idol fortune paying off debts.
Speaking with fellow cast-mate Fiona O’Loughlin, the musician explained he had grown up working on his family’s farm in Condobolin, NSW, before the business fell into crippling debt just prior to his stint on the TV show.
‘We tried to farm our way out of it and the next two years we failed because of drought,’ he said.
Ask any financial adviser and you’ll get a standard answer: it depends. What you might not expect to hear, though, is that gender is one of the things it depends on.
There are two main reasons for this. One is biology. Women tend to live longer than men, meaning female savers have more years of retirement to cover.
Then there’s society. Women still earn less than equal pay for equal work. In Canada, the pay gap has been hovering around 88 cents earned by women for every $1 earned by men. A lower income means less money is available for saving and earning investment returns.
Income disparities plus longer lifespans add up to significant nest-egg inequality. To put a number on it, Global News asked Ilana Schonwetter, investment advisor at B.C.-based BlueShore Financial, to do the math.
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Let’s look at nest-egg inequality through a hypothetical example. Imagine Joe Canuck, a Canadian man who makes $80,000 a year and starts saving 10 per cent of that for retirement at age 30. For simplicity, let’s say Joe’s income remains steady as does his savings rate. Joe will set aside $8,000 every year until age 65. Assuming he
Some people may feel compelled to take action when they see a volatile stock market, and for one 24-year-old Reddit user, this week’s dramatic market correction was the time to buy on a dip.
Unfortunately, it backfired.
The Vancouver-based user, a financial analyst at a Canadian pharmacy who earns $50,000 a year, said he lost his entire savings ($10,000) trying to buy the dip, and he wrote in his thread about using his credit card to trade CFDs (contract for differences), which are investments that mirror assets the trader doesn’t actually own. He initially funded his trading account with $4,000, but when he got margin called a few times (which means the broker demanded he put more money in to meet minimum requirements), he ended up investing $10,000.
“When I realized what was going on, it was already too late,” he said. “My broker closed my position and I ended up losing all of it.” He transferred his savings to his credit card, and is using other investment accounts to pay as much as he can.
When buying a home, location, size and even the coat of paint on the walls might sway you, but one thing that doesn’t instantly come to mind is if the home was once a murder scene.
It can be a dealbreaker for some, but as crucial as that information might seem, Raymond Leclair, lawyer and vice president of public affairs at LawPro, says there’s no legal obligation for a homeowner to tell potential buyers about any murders or suicides that might have taken place at the property.
“From the vendor’s point of view, as long as it doesn’t affect safety or security, there’s really no obligation to divulge,” Leclair said. “In fact, there’s probably an incentive for them not to because, assuming that there is a stigma, that would affect the price, probably negatively.”
He adds that real estate agents also have no legal obligation to provide that information, but are bound by a professional code of conduct that might fine them if they don’t disclose certain deaths to potential buyers.
Monika Merinat, a real estate broker at Royal LePage, says she has sold homes that were once connected to murder investigations and says she had to disclose deaths in homes she was selling to
MONTREAL – Softwood lumber duties aren’t dampening the spirits of Canadian lumber producers as strong demand from rising U.S. housing starts and tight supply is expected to keep prices high throughout 2018.
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The number of U.S. housing starts beat expectations by surpassing 1.33 million in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, with single family starts increasing 7.6 per cent. Housing permits approached 1.4 million.
Conifex Timber Inc. chairman and CEO Kenneth Shields said last week he also expects repair and remodelling markets will remain robust.
“With this favourable demand backdrop coupled with duties on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S., we expect lumber prices to remain strong in 2018,” he said during a conference call about its 2017 results.
The Vancouver-based producer said its earnings per share more than doubled last year as it posted record revenues that rose 15 per cent.
Shields added that the growth in demand is going to outstrip the increase in supply of lumber for the next 18 to 36 months in the U.S.
“Although prices could very well remain volatile, the trends will be pointing upwards, not down.”
Prices have been creeping up annually and stood at US$528 per thousand board feet for Western SPF slumber hipped from Canada, up from an average of US$278 in 2015 and US$401 last year.