The math is simple. The more money you make, the more taxes you pay. For the nation's highest-income earners – those making more than $220,000 annually – the amount going to the tax man is significant. "Some are left with less than 50 cents on the dollar of what they earn, depending on where they live in Canada," says Evelyn Jacks, author of several books on tax management, including Essential Tax Facts.
Most Canadians have heard of the Thomsons, Galen Weston, the Irvings and Jim Pattison. They are Canada's wealthiest people, and they've been at or near the top of the list for years. But a new crop of billionaires has emerged. They built their wealth on the power of silicon computer chips as technology has blossomed into the largest and fastest growing sector on the stock market.
Real estate is a great way to diversify your portfolio. But just as with equities and fixed-income investments, a domestic focus on real estate can be shortsighted. "Publicly traded real estate in Canada makes up about 3 per cent of the global market cap of publicly traded real estate," says Dennis Mitchell, senior portfolio manager with Sprott Asset Management's Global Real Estate Fund. "So if you only own Canadian assets, you're missing out on most of the marketplace."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".