Your Money Month

These difficult economic times have many investors asking how to recession proof their portfolios. Beginning February 2, BNN premieres YOUR MONEY MONTH, a special series throughout February delivering a daily line up dedicated to helping investors set goals to build a sound and secure financial future in 2009.

Online, BNN.ca features complete coverage of YOUR MONEY MONTH content with the best financial hints, tips and strategies from experts and BNN’s on-air team.

BNN’s YOUR MONEY MONTH daily highlights break down as follows:

MARKET MORNING
Weekdays from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET daily.
BNN’s popular morning program MARKET MORNING premieres three new segments exclusively for YOUR MONEY MONTH, including:

• POWER PORTFOLIO –10:20 a.m. ET
BNN’s top financial experts and industry leaders respond to viewer questions surrounding personal investment portfolios to take advantage of market recovery and guidelines for new investors.

• THE FUND REPORT – 10:50 a.m. ET
For the risk-averse BNN explores all aspects of managed funds. From Mutual Funds to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), BNN’s THE FUND REPORT delivers information on what the best and worst performers are and how to create your personalized fund strategy for investment success.

MAKING $ENSE – 11:20 a.m. ET
This 101 course on the market educates investors on the sometimes complicated often confusing nuances of the investment world.

TRADING DAY: YOUR MONEY MONTH RECAP
Weekdays at 2:20 p.m. ET
BNN brings together the best hints, tips and strategies from the YOUR MONEY MONTH special coverage.

BERMAN’S CALL – ETF MAKEOVERS
Mondays at 11:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Every Monday in February, Larry Berman – one of the industry’s top technical and fundamental analysts – will makeover the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) portfolios of three lucky viewers! Viewers can enter to receive their free ETF MAKEOVER by e-mailing yourmoneymonth@bnn.ca or bermanscall@bnn.ca .

TALKING TAX
Fridays at 11:30 a.m. ET
There’s no denying that tax season is fast approaching. With the RRSP deadline on March 2 and personal income taxes due April 30, BNN encourages viewers to get a head start by tackling viewer’s tax related question about how to maximize tax returns.

Real Estate Week on YOUR MONEY MONTH Includes:

THE CLOSE
February 23 – 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET
A home is the largest investment many Canadians will ever make. During the final week of YOUR MONEY MONTH, Kim Parlee and Andrew Bell, hosts of THE CLOSE, provide and in-depth look at the Canadian housing sector.

• Monday, February 23 – Overall House Market Picture
Property was once considered to be one of the safest investments consumers could make, but times have changed. BNN’s Kim Parlee and Andrew Bell examine today’s housing market while experts weigh in on how low the market can go and whether now is the right time to buy that dream house or vacation property.

• Tuesday, February 24 – Cross-Canada Regional Breakdown
Find out how real estate stacks up from city-to-city. BNN reporters team up with real estate experts and look at local real estate markets from coast to coast.

• Wednesday, February 25 – Condo Crash
BNN asks developers from major cities across Canada if the market has reached its saturation point and what the recession will mean for condo developers and individuals who want to enter or exit condo ownership.

• Thursday, February 26 – Real Estate Investment Opportunities
Housing prices are at a low, but is now the time to buy that investment property south of the border? Discover the legal issues you need to know when buying a U.S property and where the hot destinations are to buy. WestJet CEO, Sean Durfy joins BNN to talk about his recent house purchase in Palm Springs.

• Friday, February 27 – Taking the Real Estate Plunge
Find out what to you need to know about buying and selling in this recession market, including what the average investor can do to get the best deals and what home buyers can do to negotiate the best mortgage rates possible.

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