Greater Fool

Author, Garth Turner has been a member of the Canadian Parliamant for nine years, serving as Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister (in charge of Canada Revenue Agency), national leadership contender (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada), House of Commons Standing Committee member and chairman (Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Finance), Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In addition, Garth is an ambitious entrepreneur – founder and CEO of Canada’s largest independent producer of network television, providing programming to CTV, Global, YTV and others. He founded and successfully operated chain of six community newspapers in Ontario as well as founded and operated eco-tourism and hospitality company aggregating and restoring heritage properties.

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Awards & Publications

Books: (14 in total) Greater Fool: The Troubled Future of Real Estate (2008) 2020 New Rules for the New Age (2002) The Defence: Guarding your Money in Uncertain Times (1998) 2015 After The Boom: Revised. How to Prosper Through the Coming Retirment Crisis (2002) The Little Book of Financial Wisdom (

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Reefer madness

In less than a month a lot of amateur landlords have something other than lousy tenants, vacancies, rent control, bed bugs, condo fees, pets, negative cash flow and people peeing off the balcony to worry about. Weed. It’s coming. Condo boards acr...

The 5 steps

Wars cost a boatload of money. So 101 years ago this week Ottawa dreamed up a way to finance WW1. “Let’s tax what people earn!” said the federal finance minister, a dude with a fetching mustache named Sir Thomas White. “Capital idea!” rep...

In praise of balance

If you told your diary (you have one, right?) that “2018 sucks,” it might agree. Interest rates have swollen. Financial markets have wobbled. Trade wars have erupted and NAFTA’s on life support. The real estate market’s weakening. Trump ser...

Now what?

Well, here we go again. Incorrigible, undisciplined, even reckless, families are racking up new levels of debt. Real estate values may be retreating, but interest rates aren’t. The impact is becoming palpable. There will be stark results. The lat...

What will I spend?

  By Guest Blogger Ryan Lewenza Our industry spends a lot of time on trying to determine how much savings you’ll need in retirement, and often overlooks how much you’ll actually spend in retirement. At the end of the day the savings is there ...