Peter Dolezal

PETER DOLEZAL: Extracting equity from real estate

Being debt-free is a liberating experience. Don’t miss out on it.

PETER DOLEZAL: Guidelines to help with your RRSP and RRIF planning

Many retirees remain unsure about the process of converting an RRSP to a RRIF and the timing of when it can be done.

PETER DOLEZAL: The benefits of dividend investing

Investors and their advisors usually gravitate toward one of three types of equity investments.

PETER DOLEZAL: Emeging risks of home ownership

Owning one’s own home remains a high priority for many Canadians.

PETER DOLEZAL: Feds’ good-news tax announcements have already begun

An election year is usually a good one for Canadian taxpayers.

PETER DOLEZAL: Mutual fund scorecard for 2014

So why do so many Canadians continue to invest in mutual funds?

PETER DOLEZAL: The consequences of timing the markets

An investor’s motivation for selling their holdings can sometimes be attributed to fear.

PETER DOLEZAL: Rebalancing your portfolio

Many investors ignore one of the simplest methods available to them.

FINANCIAL SAVVY: Managing equity market downturns

What is an investor to do when a market correction occurs?

PETER DOLEZAL: Low interest rates: a support lifeline for real estate

Unit sales to the end of February across all categories of Greater Victoria housing continued to decline

PETER DOLEZAL: Chasing equity markets – one step behind?

For many, the shift in investment strategy has come several years too late.

PETER DOLEZAL: Needs versus wants: The housing of Canadians

I am again reminded of the huge difference that exists between Canadians’ housing expectations and those of peoples elsewhere

Retirement savings realities

Many retirement savings options exist for today’s employees

PETER DOLEZAL: The growing importance of portfolio dividends

Dividends have always played a major role in the growth of successful investment portfolios.

Affordable accommodations on the Peninsula

Much debate continues around the issue of affordable housing on the Peninsula

Greater Victoria real estate outlook in 2013

Greater Victoria’s residential real estate market performance numbers, now in for 2012, provide a few clues to trends we might see in 2013

PETER DOLEZAL: New TSFA limits, beneficiaries

The Tax-Free Savings Account program was introduced in 2009

PETER DOLEZAL: B.C. bonus program for the first-time homebuyer

While this program can be equivalent to the entire five per cent down payment on a $200,000 condo, it is not widely understood.

Extracting equity from your home

The greatest component of the average Canadian family’s net worth is the equity in their home

Discussing the herd mentality of investors

For the last several years, investors have shifted many billions of dollars from equity-based investment products