Peace

FLASH

To those
addicted to
this pathetic blog,
to the musty, blinky basement-dwelling
Millennial failures,
to the dismayed wrinklies who feed them,
to the omnivorous lenders
and the rapacious© realtors©,
to the doomers, the bullion-lickers
and metalheads everywhere,
to the iconoclastic, tax-hating, contrarian misfits,
to the renters and others who
toss their money gladly,
to the mothers, who only want the best for you,
so long as it involves a condo,
to the house-humpers and the horny, the hormonal, and
the moist virgins,
to F, to Brad Lamb, Bob Rennie, Cam Good, various sleazy
brokers and agents
that I righteously dissed,
to the lascivious lenders, greedy FSBOs,
and the carnivorous cartels,
to all the DELETED,
to the doubters, haters, critics and nutbars
whose email addresses I have
and am sending to North Korea,
to balanced and diversified investors,
who traded courage for fear,
for strangers who thanked,
to those of you
I have come to know,
and those I never will,
to all dogs
everywhere,
Merry Christmas!

146 comments ↓

#1 Corban on 12.24.14 at 5:33 pm

Happy Holidays Garth!

#2 Jimmy on 12.24.14 at 5:34 pm

Merry Christmas everyone!!

#3 crowdedelevatorfartz on 12.24.14 at 5:36 pm

Merry Christmas Garth.
Thanks for all your hard work over the years.
Your advice has been invaluable.

#4 Big English on 12.24.14 at 5:37 pm

Thanks for a great fiscal education.

Merry Christmas Garth and to all

#5 sm_yyc on 12.24.14 at 5:42 pm

Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family too Garth!

#6 Roman on 12.24.14 at 5:45 pm

Marry Christmas to the author of the most blatantly honest blog about Canada and its readers as well!

#7 Financial Freedom at 40 on 12.24.14 at 5:46 pm

“God bless us, EVERY one!” – Tiny Tim

#8 Terrier on 12.24.14 at 5:51 pm

Merry Christmas Garth! Merry Christmas everyone and all the best in 2015!

#9 North Burnaby on 12.24.14 at 5:52 pm

Merry Christmas, Garth! Another bull market in Canadian real estate next year awaits!

#10 Habs76-79 on 12.24.14 at 5:52 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You and Yours Garth, as well as to all who visit this informative blog.

Though I do not agree with Garth on all things he posts, I will say this, over the last number of years he and his blog (along with other posters here) here has taught me a lot about money, credit, debt, investing and the positives and perils of such if not heeded to. For that I’m very thankful to have learned much and to keep learning much. Also if my thoughts posted over the years here help others than that is only gravy for me.

#11 gladiator on 12.24.14 at 5:52 pm

Merry Christmas, Garth!
Love you, don’t always agree with you, but love you nevertheless.
Addictive blog, charismatic host, wacky/strange/weird/interesting/smart/irritating/inspiring blog dogs. What else to wish for?

A faithful follower.

#12 Property Accountant on 12.24.14 at 5:58 pm

Merry Christmas to You and all blog readers!

Thank you for being relentless in educating us.

God Bless!

#13 Cow Man on 12.24.14 at 6:02 pm

Sir Garth:

Every day that you write on this blog is a little bit like Christmas. Your offerings to us are like daily presents over the web. Thank you for all that you do.

#14 George on 12.24.14 at 6:08 pm

Happy Festivas !! To all Blogdogs

May (at least one) prediction from the great Seer Garth come true in 2015

(So that he may feel that his life was not in vain )

#15 joblo on 12.24.14 at 6:09 pm

“to all the DELETED,
to the doubters, haters, critics and nutbars
whose email addresses I have
and am sending to North Korea,”

Awesome a new friend, hello Kim!

To: Garth, Dorothy,Bandit enjoy the holiday & Merry
Christmas.

#16 Happy Renting on 12.24.14 at 6:10 pm

Merry Christmas Garth, Dorothy, Bandit, and all the lurkers, blog dogs, and rabid over-commenters. :) You make it fun AND educational.

#17 dosouth on 12.24.14 at 6:10 pm

Cheers Garth!!

#18 Freedom First on 12.24.14 at 6:13 pm

Merry Christmas Garth, Dorothy, the Amazons and Bandit!
Well said today, as per usual Garth. You are a class act, well, to many of us:) , and to me for sure.

To my fellow Blog Dawgs, A very merry Christmas to all of you and your loved ones. I have much appreciation for all of you who take the time to comment in your own special way on Garth’s Blog, helping to make it my #1 favorite Blog. Peace and good will to all. Freedom First.

#19 geogar on 12.24.14 at 6:13 pm

Season’s Greetings… to you and yours’.
I bid you serenity and joy today… tomorrow… and everyday!!

#20 Peace | Realties.ca on 12.24.14 at 6:13 pm

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#21 Marie on 12.24.14 at 6:14 pm

Seasons greetings and thanks for your blog…which I read with great amusement. Looking forward to more next year.

#22 Indigoblue on 12.24.14 at 6:16 pm

And to all a good night!

#23 Ruane on 12.24.14 at 6:18 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Garth! Wishing you and your loved ones all the best this holiday season and in the new year.

#24 espressobob on 12.24.14 at 6:22 pm

Happy holidays!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpybGF13A7c

#25 Robbie on 12.24.14 at 6:23 pm

Merry Christmas, Garth. Looking forward to your words of wisdom in 2015!

#26 We're all in this together on 12.24.14 at 6:25 pm

Merry Christmas to all!

Many thanks for the varying viewpoints, including those who are wrong.

And thanks Garth for the freely dispensed and richly valued advice. It helped me trade fear for courage and I look forward to reaping what is sown down the road.

#27 KWkid on 12.24.14 at 6:25 pm

Merry Christmas to all. Health, happiness and prosperity to all in the New Year

#28 john w foster on 12.24.14 at 6:29 pm

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays Garth et am!

#29 crazed and a little confused on 12.24.14 at 6:32 pm

merry xmas garth,

thanks for the advice from both your blog and books.
I think you would be right if the US didn’t do a 2 trillion bailout .

the rest of the world followed. we will all pay for this abhorrent use of fiscal authority… sigh

#30 Retired Boomer - WI on 12.24.14 at 6:38 pm

To: Garth & Blog Dogs each and everyone…

Merriest Christmas Wishes To All of you!

Yes it may be a motley crew that gathers brightly, to read the prose of others nightly. Each has their own view and state it rightly.

No one is wrong, and most are civil. We each gather knowledge, along with the drivel.

We plan as we must, and hope for the best. Some no longer post, maybe gone on to their rest.

We miss the names no longer in print, but hope someday they’ll give us a hint.

For the rest, we wonder what the new year shall bring,
with oil, and forex, and markets, a real estate things.

Well settle for now with Blessings for all,
and hope to heed tomorrow’s new call.

#31 LowFatOil - my Xmas present 2 U on 12.24.14 at 6:41 pm

My Merry Christmas tip!

For people wanting to save some money, here are some tips:

Dennys Restaurants give a “Seniors Discount” for people 55 and over. (confirm this with the Server before you order. )

Also, Shoppers Drug Marts give the “Seniors Discount” for 55 and overs for “Optimium Card” holders, once a month on Seniors Day. (tell them at the cash register).

Life is bliss. Such a blessing.
Happy Holidays everyone. :)

#32 MB on 12.24.14 at 6:42 pm

Thanks Garth for all of the good work you do, helping Canadians everywhere – it will be an exciting 2015 I’m sure! All the best in 2015 and please, never stop blogging!

#33 sentry on 12.24.14 at 6:42 pm

Merry Christmas to All……and many thanks Garth,your gift just keeps on giving,thanks again

#34 Smoking Man on 12.24.14 at 6:43 pm

If we must…. Ahhhh

There exists no other place on the Web were the insane are as equally welcomed as the normals. Hence my addiction.

Garth you’re a beauty, one of a kind.. All the best to you, you’re family and all the other species of mutts than hang here and make it fun..

Merry Christmas, or Festivis….. To all.

#35 Julia on 12.24.14 at 6:52 pm

Nice one #30 RB!! And Garth!

Other than my diversified portfolio which was the bomb thanks to Garth, 2014 was a shit storm of a year for me.

Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, fantastic holiday and wonderful 2015!

#36 Hawk on 12.24.14 at 6:59 pm

Merry Christmas to one and all.

#37 Michèle on 12.24.14 at 7:06 pm

Merry Christmas Garth and family! Thank you for your persistence, knowledge-sharing and humor.

Merry Christmas to all blog dogs!

Health, happiness and a fat (balanced) portfolio to all!

#38 Ronaldo on 12.24.14 at 7:11 pm

Thanks Garth for the many interesting and humorous posts all these years and wish you and your family all the best this holiday season and in the year ahead. Looking forward to my daily dose of humour and non stop learning from yourself and many of the blog dogs in 2015, even the basement dwellers.

#39 Vicpaul on 12.24.14 at 7:12 pm

To Garth and all,

My thanks for your sharing.

Merry Christmas and health (fiscal and physical) to all!

#40 Darklan on 12.24.14 at 7:15 pm

Merry Christmas Garth and blog dogs!!!!!
Best wishes!!!! Even though I just got a confirmation that a large part of my team at green bank will be cut, somehow I don’t care … Maybe it’s because of all of your help, I have better than ever savings and diversified portfolio :-) cheers and thank you all!!!

#41 No Debt on 12.24.14 at 7:17 pm

Best year yet !

Merry Christmas Garth, Dorothy, the furry kid(s), and the rest of the Dogs. Best wishes to all.

#42 rainclouds on 12.24.14 at 7:19 pm

Woo hoo

Santa almost here, Hope he likes what I left him :

A bit of California “medicine”, a shot of Kirk and Sweeney 12 yr rummage.

On second thought…… screw the old bastard he’s a faker.

Scrooge moment…..

#43 Kris on 12.24.14 at 7:19 pm

#1 Corban on 12.24.14 at 5:33 pm
Happy Holidays Garth!

Go away weirdo..Garth said merry Christmas for crying out loud…..cheers to you all and uh…MERRY CHRISTMASS !!

#44 kommykim on 12.24.14 at 7:22 pm

Merry Christmas to Garth, his wife and the “dogs”.

#45 Rabi Dmangycur on 12.24.14 at 7:24 pm

Happy Holidays to all -antagonists and protagonists to this blog. Both are necessary. Especially to Garth and family.

Thanks Garth for a positive change in our lives and thinking. Thanks for your tireless hard work to educate us all about things money. We don’t always get a chance to wish you well.

#46 Serge on 12.24.14 at 7:30 pm

Merry Christmas Garth! And thank you so much for the time you dedicate to your blog! Amazing!

#47 bigtown on 12.24.14 at 7:34 pm

Growing up in Northern New Brunswick near the Quebec border on the Chaleur Bay we had a small town consisting of a nice mix of Acadian French and Micmac and old Scotish Protestants.

In the mid 1960’s New Brunswick was poor and the school I attended from Grade one to six had French and English Protestant and English Catholic in the same small school. Girls were lined up two by two with boys behind filing in no nonsense fashion. There was no extra cash for separate schools so we were all one just like the good Lord said we should and I remember Christmas 1964.

We all gathered in front of the principal’s office to sing Christmas carols in front of our parents in French and English. We were peaceful happy and full of good cheer for all….funny how now all that good cheer would be considered POLITICALLY INCORRECT.

Anyway we learned to read and write and be polite and we learned what was right and what was wrong and we learned we could get along and sharing the Christmas message brought joy to all of us. In New Brunswick most of our dads just made it to the level of minimum working income but MAXIMUM level of decency and community wellness on a shoestring.

#48 Mad Man on 12.24.14 at 7:38 pm

A Merry Christmas Garth to you and yours!
Thanks for everything ~ I owe you one…

#49 LTL_FTC on 12.24.14 at 7:40 pm

Turner – Good work! Why don’t you take half a day off tomorrow? Of course we’ll have to dock your pay, but it is Christmas after all.

#50 SWL1976 on 12.24.14 at 7:40 pm

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all

What a great place to come and share our thoughts and ideas… Everyone plays their part

Remember no one is right and no one is wrong. We see what we want to see in the world and the rest is just drivel.

Or is it?

Big thanks to Garth and all the blog dogs out there who make this site such an interesting read

#51 Junkie-Man on 12.24.14 at 7:41 pm

Merry Christmas Mr.T, and all you blog dawgs.

#52 Paully on 12.24.14 at 7:45 pm

To all of the other renters out there, have a merry, beary Christmas!

#53 OttawaMike on 12.24.14 at 8:11 pm

Thanks for the amusement and education, Garth and Blog dogs.

Merry Christmas!

#54 r daniel on 12.24.14 at 8:20 pm

i hope that was fuelled by 20 plus year old Canadian whisky and not eggnog happy holidays back at you

#55 Terry on 12.24.14 at 8:34 pm

All the best to you and your family Garth……….

Merry… ruff ruff… Christmas and Happy New Year!

#56 MGTOW on 12.24.14 at 8:36 pm

And a merry Christmas to Everyone !

#57 omg the original on 12.24.14 at 8:49 pm

Merry Christmas to all

#58 Renter's Revenge! on 12.24.14 at 8:56 pm

Merry Christmas blog dawgs! Ah-oooooo! Ow ow a-oooooo!

#59 West Coast on 12.24.14 at 8:56 pm

Garth…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year….here’s hoping you take some well deserved time off from the blog and all us ‘dawgs’. Don’t worry we’ll survive and you’ll feel stronger for it!!
It’s great to be debt free, invested wisely and have money in the bank. Thanks to you and the ‘dawgs’ I haven’t succumbed to real estate madness. No small feat in this great land of ours.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

#60 Goody Niosi on 12.24.14 at 8:56 pm

Nice greeting card, Garth – Merry Christmas to you. Keep up the great work in the New Year!

#61 Herb on 12.24.14 at 8:57 pm

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Even our rabid blog dogs, and that insufferable Smoking Man.

#62 old gringo on 12.24.14 at 8:58 pm

Thanks Garth for all your advise in 2014

And a very Merry Xmas from our Casa to yours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9sKpDSAQ7I

#63 NoName on 12.24.14 at 8:59 pm

My best wishes, and Merry Christmas!

#64 stop lying on 12.24.14 at 9:10 pm

Merry Christmas all. May Santa bring you a 5 year @ <3%.

#65 Obvious Truth on 12.24.14 at 9:13 pm

Merry Christmas to you your loved ones Garth. Big thanks for your daily giving spirit.

Happy holidays to all who read.

Great poem. We all fit somewhere in there.

Just read night before Christmas here. Magical as always.

#66 debtified on 12.24.14 at 9:18 pm

Merry Christmas, Garth!

Thank you for the free education. Just to let you know one of the many things I learned from you and have followed through is the “Buy America” advice. I have since increased my US equities exposure by 40% and quite happy with it. Thank you, again!

Enjoy the holidays!

#67 saskatoon on 12.24.14 at 9:20 pm

merry christmas, garth dude!

#68 Blacksheep on 12.24.14 at 9:44 pm

Merry X-mas to all!

#69 Retired Gen X on 12.24.14 at 9:55 pm

Meh

#70 Waldo on 12.24.14 at 10:03 pm

Merry Christmas all! Thank you Garth for yet another year of fantastic insight and sharing your profound knowledge.
Cheers!

#71 Bottoms_Up on 12.24.14 at 10:04 pm

Jingle bells,
China smells,
Putin laid an egg.
Kim Jong Un
can’t find his thumb
and Bashar’s still on tirade.

Merry Christmas, we are lucky to live in such a great country.

#72 Jeffindashwa on 12.24.14 at 10:04 pm

Happy holidays Garth
Thanks for help with Aunties finaces
all the best
J

#73 Jeffindashwa on 12.24.14 at 10:07 pm

Spellcheck finances

#74 Rural Rick on 12.24.14 at 10:10 pm

Thanks to the word smith that crafts this pathetic blog for his insight, talent, generosity, and humour. To him, his family, and the blog dogs.
Merry Christmas

#75 45north on 12.24.14 at 10:11 pm

bigtown : Anyway we learned to read and write and be polite and we learned what was right and what was wrong and we learned we could get along and sharing the Christmas message brought joy to all of us. In New Brunswick most of our dads just made it to the level of minimum working income but MAXIMUM level of decency and community wellness on a shoestring.

good story bigtown

Merry Christmas to all

#76 Victor V on 12.24.14 at 10:18 pm

Merry Christmas to you and yours Garth.

#77 I'm Still Around on 12.24.14 at 10:31 pm

Merry Christmas Garth and all the blog dogs!

#78 Linda on 12.24.14 at 10:51 pm

Merry Christmas to Garth, Dorothy & Bandit – may 2015 be good to us all

#79 Bob Copeland on 12.24.14 at 10:55 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Please know your appreciated more then you could possibly know.

#80 kc on 12.24.14 at 11:03 pm

Merry Christmas Garth, all the best to you and yours.

cheers

#81 Nemesis on 12.24.14 at 11:06 pm

#”Yes”,GT… #Peace… #OnEarth… #&GoodWill… #TowardsAll… #One&All,SaltyDogz… #JoyeauxN… #OneForAll&AllForOne,Or…

http://youtu.be/DiXjbI3kRus

[NoteToGT: Crikey! I just finished the 2015 GreaterFool NouveauStyleSheet… Seriously? We’re not allowed to say, “Men” anymore!?! Just checking. Ok… Seriously… that was just an EditorialDepartment joke… Right? Right?]

#82 Nemesis on 12.24.14 at 11:20 pm

#DeepDooDooForNemesis… #ForSharing/RevealingThis…

http://www.noradsanta.org/

[NoteToGT: GoodThang I took the BuyOut. Right?]

#83 will on 12.24.14 at 11:31 pm

Merry Christmas Garth! Merry Christmas everybody!

#84 cyclist on 12.24.14 at 11:34 pm

Merry Christmas to Garth and fam and all dawgs.

….ride time…..

#85 rower on 12.24.14 at 11:36 pm

Merry Christmas Garth, Dorothy, Bandit and all blog dogs!

Thanks for the education. Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

#86 pete on 12.24.14 at 11:50 pm

Merry Christmas to you garth and your family. Merry Christmas to everyone on the blog.

#87 sotiri on 12.24.14 at 11:55 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone!

#88 Inottawa on 12.24.14 at 11:57 pm

Merry Christmas, my friend. Thank you for everything.

#89 Russ L on 12.24.14 at 11:58 pm

Merry Christmas Garth.
And a very special Merry Christmas to Dorothy & Bandit.

For without their support to you we would not have the support you provide to us.

Most of us very much appreciate the advice you provide and that which you advise us to the proper path

Cheers, Russ

#90 gut check on 12.25.14 at 12:04 am

Merry Christmas :)

#91 Carousel on 12.25.14 at 12:14 am

Good tidings everyone … Be safe for the holidays

Garth .. Your blog just cracks me up .. Keep up your poetic interlude for 2015 ..

Cheers ..

#92 Joe2.0 on 12.25.14 at 12:14 am

US yield curve lowest in 6.5 years.
Not Ho Ho Ho.
But to Garth thanks for your patience, advice and knowledge.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

#93 Holy Crap Wheres The Tylenol on 12.25.14 at 12:24 am

Merry Christmas to all!

#94 StockPoodle on 12.25.14 at 12:27 am

Merry Christmas, Garth. No one appreciates your input more than me. And there’s a whole blogdog group to say the same. :-)
Keep up the good work!

#95 TO Steve on 12.25.14 at 12:29 am

Merry Christmas Garth and thanks for the blog!

#96 stage1dave on 12.25.14 at 12:30 am

Merry Xmas to to all!

#97 Santa on 12.25.14 at 12:39 am

Drunken santa’s and flasher santa’s – tis the season to be merry

#98 jls1002 on 12.25.14 at 12:39 am

merry Christmas Garth

#99 bill on 12.25.14 at 12:42 am

Merry Christmas Garth dorothy and Bandit!
And a Merry Christmas to the Blogfolk.
Happy New Year Too!

#100 Anne on 12.25.14 at 12:44 am

Blessings to you and your family this Christmas, Garth…
and many thanks for your wonderful advice as well as your wordsmith ability. Often I find myself gasping in shock at your expressions, soon followed by a chuckle.

Words: Years ago my very young son, told me his new friend’s name was “Scarf” ! I wondered about the new immigrants… Ha! It turned out the child’s name was “Garth”

#101 johnsaccy on 12.25.14 at 12:53 am

Merry Christmas, Garth and all blog dogs.

I am thrilled to wish Merry Christmas and not happy holidays.

#102 Palpatine on 12.25.14 at 12:56 am

Thanks Garth for your voice of reason in an irrational world We sold our house in Fort Mac this year and are happy renting in BC while our portfolio works for us. Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year!

#103 nonplused on 12.25.14 at 1:00 am

Happy holidays Garth, the blog dogs, the amazons, and everyone else! Here’s hoping your Santa trap is baited and your “Santa’s helper” gets you on the naughty list!

#104 Montellino on 12.25.14 at 1:02 am

Merry Christmas!!

#105 Smoking Man on 12.25.14 at 1:03 am

Santa’s going to have one hell of a time landing on my nabours roof tonight.

That wind, the fog, Man I tell you.

I should have been born Jewish, or Muslim. But god new I love Bacon.

He could not do that to me, he kind of likes me in a weird way.

So I’m trapped in a tribe of people that bull shit their kids from the get go, it’s beautiful to watch the happy faces in the morning. But it’s all based of bull shit.

So I’m not surprised when they buy condos, and jump for Joy when they are accepted to a crazy expensive, redundant university.

Yes God I’ve made it, I couldn’t of done it with out you..

Thank you Santa, thank you God..

Note to self.. Stop drinking..

#106 raisemyrent on 12.25.14 at 1:05 am

Thanks Garth! And thanks again for this blog. Happy holidays to the entire blog lot.

#107 A believer on 12.25.14 at 1:24 am

Thank you for your astonishingly addictive website about money, real estate, common sense, and always the sly humor. I look forward with anticipation for your daily insights; but there is a pang of disappointment on Saturdays! No Garth!

#108 jon on 12.25.14 at 1:27 am

Merry Xmas, Garth…thanks for taking the time to keep your blog going.

#109 James Chow on 12.25.14 at 1:38 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Garth

May 2015 bring you good health.

#110 Jeff on 12.25.14 at 1:50 am

God bless Canada and their housing bubble.

#111 Leo Tolstoy on 12.25.14 at 2:01 am

A lump of coal in your stocking and a barrel of oil under your tree.

#112 Mishuko on 12.25.14 at 2:06 am

Merry Christmas to you too! Everyday you make a post is just like a Christmas gift.

Thank you.

#113 PSingh on 12.25.14 at 2:07 am

Thank you for your integrity and hard work Garth.

You have a very Merry Christmas Garth, despite the fact that I don’t recall you wishing everyone a GungHayFatChoy or Vasakhi Vadhaia.

#114 ExecutiveGuy on 12.25.14 at 2:10 am

Merry Xmas,

Thank you for such an insightful year, and best wishes in this Holiday Season!

#115 CalgaryBoy on 12.25.14 at 2:14 am

Merry Christmas, Garth! Have a safe fun one! Looking forward to your posts about Calgary and Alberta! Cheers!

#116 B Riding on 12.25.14 at 2:27 am

Cheers to Family, Friends and being rental real estate free.

Signed my papers yesterday for the sale of the last rental property. Say good bye to debt liability and hello to diversified portfolio

Feeling positive for the new year, next years goal, better work life balance.

Merry Christmas, and thank you Garth as Dave Chapelle would say “keeping it real”

#117 Brydle604 on 12.25.14 at 2:49 am

Merry Christmas Garth.
Thanks for all the great advise and Canadian Financial Information
Regards John B

#118 go figure on 12.25.14 at 6:45 am

While were at it…lets explode another couple myths…that Vancouver is ‘the best place on Earth’….or that highly educated people are dying to break into Canada.

http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2014/11/25/expats-heres-the-best-country-for-you/?mod=WSJ_hppMIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond

#119 David McDonald on 12.25.14 at 7:30 am

Merry Christmas Garth

I look foreward to reading your blog every day. Besides your humorous turn of phrase I profit from the financial advice. Thank you for all your good work.

Merry Christmas also to the blog dogs. There is a lot of wisdom there from across Canada interspersed among some pretty nutty comments.

#120 miketheengineer on 12.25.14 at 9:09 am

Garth et al:

Merry Christmas to all!

Santa was good to me and brought me a new “puppy”.
Woo Hoo!

Check out the link if you are a dog lover and want to put a smile on your face.

Havenese Got Talent is the name of the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSuobsqSnxs

#121 Arse on 12.25.14 at 9:31 am

Merry Christmas!!!

#122 BRands on 12.25.14 at 10:04 am

Merry Chirstmas!

Thanks for all the awesome.

#123 mitzerboy on 12.25.14 at 10:17 am

Merry christmas and a happy new year everybody ….peace and love

#124 Incubus on 12.25.14 at 10:38 am

Merry Christmas everyone!

In Garth we trust.

#125 Mamacita on 12.25.14 at 11:33 am

Merry Christmas Garth, we love you!

Let’s send warm wishes to your most skilled and overworked PHOTOSHOP TEAM!

#126 Sinful Man on 12.25.14 at 11:34 am

Happy Christmas Garth and to those among us who pray, the Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS needs our prayers.

#127 chapter 9 on 12.25.14 at 11:42 am

Merry Christmas

Health and Happiness to All
Good job Garth!

#128 Albertaguy on 12.25.14 at 11:43 am

Merry Christmas one and all! You to SM.

#129 Millenial on 12.25.14 at 12:17 pm

Merry Christmas Garth.

Thank you for your relentless blog posts, and for not subjecting us to advertisements.

Keep on keeping it real.

Best to you and your family.

#130 chris on 12.25.14 at 12:22 pm

Merry Christmas! Stop deleting me:)
Real estate drop in 2015 will be the least of our worries.
‘Secrets of Money’- Mike Malloney

#131 TurnerNation on 12.25.14 at 12:50 pm

This blog wicks moisture away from other, less industrious blogs.

Moist. Good. — Garth

#132 JRH on 12.25.14 at 1:22 pm

Merry Christmas Garth !

#133 JimH on 12.25.14 at 1:33 pm

Best wishes of the Season to you and your family, Garth!

Your “pathetic blog” exerts a strong, positive influence that extends far beyond the borders of Canada.

You’re a credit to your profession and your country, and have truly become a “Citizen of the World”!

#134 Godth on 12.25.14 at 1:39 pm

I prefer the term flaneur…

Happy Dies Natalis Solis Invicti (Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun).

#135 Santa Claus on 12.25.14 at 1:40 pm

Ho Ho Ho, it’s Christmas Quiz Time!

Which leader just said the following as he cancelled Christmas and New Year’s time off?

“For the government, for your agencies, we cannot afford this long holiday, at least this year – you know what I mean,”

a) Jim Prentice

b)Vladimir Putin

(Hint: he also plans to cap vodka prices)

#136 Steve French on 12.25.14 at 1:48 pm

I loath the phrase “citizen of the world”.

What bullc**p.

Try send your 5 year old son to a public school in somewhere like Angola or East Timor, or your daughter to a public hospital in Liberia or Honduras, and then tell me you are a “citizen of the world.”

#137 Santa Claus on 12.25.14 at 1:53 pm

Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Quiz Part II

Which leader is really in the biggest pile of reindeer doo-doo this Christmas?

a) Jim Prentice

b) Vladimir Putin

#138 604Sam on 12.25.14 at 1:58 pm

Glad I discovered this pathetic blog 3 months ago. Always a fantastic read for a virgin like myself, although I always stay away from the comments section. You’ve convinced me to stay a renter despite the negative stigma from my horny friends and coworkers.
Thanks for updating frequently, and for keeping this blog ad-free, you curmudgeonly old iconoclast. Merry Christmas Garth.

#139 Maggie the Teck Writer on 12.25.14 at 2:32 pm

Garth, thank you for your dark merriment and your wisdom, optimism and love of this strange land that it’s our good fortune to inhabit.

Thank you for your warnings, your advice and your predictions, which are making me richer than I, a mere writer, ever dreamed of being. I hope you’ll excuse me for thinking of you as our herald angel.

Clearly, the time of year is getting to me. So why stop now? God bless us, every one.

#140 Waterloo Resident on 12.25.14 at 2:47 pm

With interest rates about to rise soon, is now the best time to SELL STOCKS and BUY A HOUSE in Toronto?

With the threat of imminent interest rates rising, stocks should soon begin to tank.

Meanwhile, with the prospect of mortgage rates beginning to rise dramatically, people in Canada will soon be rushing to cash in on record low mortgage rates before rates begin to rise and homes get priced out of reach, and this alone should boost home prices in Toronto by about 25% of the next 12 months.

Now if you put 10% down on a $1 Million dollar house in T.O., and the house rises by 25%, you can sell it for $1.25 Million. a $250,000 profit on a $100,000 investment. That’s a 1 year return of 250% !
That’s a lot better than a lousy 7% return on a balanced stock/bond portfolio, don’t you think?

Lay off the eggnog, dude. — Garth

#141 David McKenna on 12.25.14 at 3:16 pm

Merry Christmas Garth,

I look forward to reading you everyday. Since reading you, I realized we could sell our condo and rent AND shave 30-60 minutes per day off my commute. Your blog helped me realize this was a good move faster.

Wishing you good health, and lots of newspaper headlines to drive you to write articles that froth at the mouth!

Dave

#142 Small Business on 12.25.14 at 4:05 pm

Hey Santa Turner — where’s my 10K contribution limit boost for my TFSA?

I have been a good boy and didn’t over leverage into one asset class.

As I said, expect it in January of 2016. — Garth

#143 paolo jacuzzo on 12.26.14 at 3:13 am

Merry Christmas Garth. Thank you for your invaluable advice and wit.

#144 Ogopogo on 12.26.14 at 1:19 pm

Merry Christmas, Garth! May 2015 bring all your hopes and dreams alive. You’re a beacon of light in a world of greed and financial illiteracy.

Thank you. For everything.

#145 midbach on 12.26.14 at 3:11 pm

Merry Christmas Garth! All the best in 2015!

#146 Cici on 12.28.14 at 12:24 am

Thanks for the entertaining Holiday blogs and poetry Garth; we all appreciate your generosity.

Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season and looking forward to spending time with the blog dawgs in 2015!