I was out with a business associate the other day, when he said that his stock portfolio in his RRSP was now back to 80% of what it was before the crash. I replied, "Me too! If we had both taken my advice 5 years ago, and stayed in the Real Estate Market in the Lower Mainland, we would not be having this conversation.
As an example the little 70+ year old house I bought for $49,00 in Steveston (Richmond) in 1978 is now worth more than $500,000. That goes to show - you should take your own advice first.