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A few posts ago on this weird little blog of ours, we made the claim that home ownership, even when it goes up, does not make the homeowner money. On the contrary, it makes everyone else money: the real estate agent, the bank, the government. Just not you. We then crunched the numbers and proved our point with cold, hard math.
I know, right? Math from…gasp…a GIRL!
Ever since then our inbox has been clogged with haters. How dare we attack such a sacred taboo topic like home ownership, they clattered from their keyboards. Of course people make money with real estate! I mean, it’s not like an entire GENERATION could be wrong, right? The Mainstream Media then chimed in, demanding that we explain ourselves!
So we did. On National TV.
— On The Money (@OnTheMoneyCBC) September 20, 2016
When we we were first interviewed on CBC, we honestly thought no one, other than our parents and close friends, would watch it.
Boy, were we wrong. That video has since garnered over 4.47 MILLION views!!!
That’s as many views as our PM got on his Canada Day address, and he’s a certified dream-boat!
Since then even the media has been following our journey and reading this blog. It’s as if we actually have something important to say. Ha! Jokes on them!
So somehow we’ve turned from a dinky little place for us to vent about unaffordable housing and share investment knowledge into an actual Big Blog ™. Huh. Does this mean I have to actually start watching what I say?
So to our new readers coming in because of that TV spot, the offending posts we’re referring to are here:
Update: To our subscribers, the issue that was stopping email delivery (which was apparently caused by TOO MANY SUBSCRIBERS) has now been resolved. You should be now be getting updates delivered as normal now. If you don’t, please shoot us an email and I will whip my IT guy (i.e. Wanderer) until it gets fixed. kthxbye!