Advertising Tricks: What We Can Learn From Donald Trump

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

As an observer from Canada, I'm interested in how Donald Trump used various tricks to convince Americans to vote for him. These are the same tricks that advertisers use to get us to buy their products, invest in their business and sign up for that store credit card.

The Big Credit Score Scam

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Posted by Ted Michalos, BA, CPA - LIT

Most people know that to qualify for a loan they need a good credit history and reasonable ‘credit score’.  They also know that their credit score is something provided by the major credit bureaus. In Canada that means TransUnion and Equifax.  What most people may not know is that those scores have become big business, and in […]

Privatize CMHC? A Politician Says Yes

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Posted in In The News
Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Aggressive lending policies have allowed Canadians to buy too much house for years. Our guest Michael Chong believes that if CMHC was privatized, mortgage insurance could be properly priced by the free market.

Scammers May Mention Personal Information to Look Legit

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

The Canada Revenue Agency has been warning Canadians to be wary of aggressive tax scams demanding payment over the phone. Many of the callers use terrorizing language often threatening arrest, jail time or calls to your employer if they do not receive payment. However, in a new twist recently reported by one of our clients, […]

Foundation for Education Perth Huron Gala Auction

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Posted by Scott Schaefer, CPA, CA, CIRP - LIT

Hoyes Michalos is pleased to be a sponsor of The Foundation for Education Perth Huron’s annual fundraising Gala Auction again this year. The gala is the charitable organization’s largest fund raising event in support of programs in the Avon Maitland District School Board. The projects and influences the Foundation provides have made lasting differences to countless students, which is […]

Victory Lap Retirement. EXCLUSIVE First Podcast Interview

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Today’s podcast is the first ever podcast interview with Jonathan Chevreau and Mike Drak together, talking about their new book Victory Lap Retirement about how to transition from a high stress work environment to a low stress sustainable lifestyle to enjoy a happier, healthier life.

Why the Ontario Government Didn't Come Down Hard Enough on the Payday Loan Industry

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Payday loans are a problem. The interest rate charged is massive. In 2016, payday lenders in Ontario can charge a maximum of $21 on every $100 borrowed, so if you borrow $100 for two weeks, pay it back with interest, and then repeat that cycle for a year, you end up paying $546 on the […]

Brantford Rotary Charity Airshow: Action In The Air

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Posted by Howard Hayes, Btec, CIRP - LIT

I am excited to share that the Brantford office of Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. is a sponsor of this year’s Rotary Charity Airshow. The airshow will take place on Wednesday, August 31st at the Brantford Municipal Airport. While admission is free, the airshow will be accepting free will donations with all of the proceeds going […]

Renting Vs Buying: Which One Makes More Sense?

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Posted by J. Douglas Hoyes, CA, CPA, LIT, CIRP, CBV

Given today’s real estate market, it’s not surprising that the most popular podcast episodes of this year While I am not a real estate expert, I want to help those who are trying to decide by comparing the different possible outcomes of renting vs buying.

Harmony Square Movie Night: Fun For The Family

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Posted by Howard Hayes, Btec, CIRP - LIT

Hoyes, Michalos & Associates Inc. is proud to sponsor a Harmony Square movie night for a fourth year. Harmony Square Movie Nights provide free, quality movies for Brantford community residents while at the same time, inspiring visitors by showcasing a little downtown Brantford pride. These free weekly outdoor summer movies feature family-friendly box office favorites […]