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How to achieve a 50% rate of return in 3 years

In my previous career as a financial advisor and developer of financial planning software, I spent over 15 years devising financial plans and advising clients on how to maximize the return on their investment while trying to minimize their taxes and any risks.    The following simple strategy will demonstrate how an investor could achieve a return of 50% in 3 years without taking on any additional risk. To implement this strategy we are going to use a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA), an RRSP account and a Syndicate Mortgage. To begin the investor would invest $25,000 into a Syndicate Mortgage project using a TFSA. Everyone is currently allowed to contribute up to $25,500 into their TFSA if they have not yet done so. The Syndicate Mortgage in this example pays an 8% fixed return over the term of 3 years, which works out to a total return 24%. In addition, at the end of the term if the project were to meet a projected profit target then an additional 12% deferred lender fee