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Spring maintenance

A weekend home maintenance checklist and more in Friday’s roundup.

  • With tax season nearly behind us (the deadline is April 30), many Canadians are turning their attention to spring home maintenance. It’s a good idea to turn off gas furnace and fireplace pilot lights and ensure your sump pump is operating properly before the spring thaw sets in. For a full checklist of home maintenance to-do’s visit CMHC.
  • A new study has found that computer-managed portfolios featuring 100 randomly picked stocks from a pool of the largest 1,000 U.S. stocks tend to outperform traditional index funds. “It tickles my funny bone to think that such an outrageously simple method is likely to outperform the market, ” writes Norm Rothery.
  • Do you know how your investments are taxed? BrighterLife.ca has a nice breakdown of interest income, capital gains and dividend income.