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Online Banking Review 2018 – Is Scotiabank’s New “Tangerine” to Your Tastes?
Now that customers have had a chance to take a bite of out Tangerine for a few years, we thought we’d revisit our initial Tangerine review and see if they’ve lived up to their promise as Canada's premier online bank. The best place to see how Tangerine stacks up against its current online-only competitors is…
Hey, Ms/Mr Engagement Pictures: A $31,000 Wedding Probably Isn’t Worth It
I don’t think I’ll ever have an elaborate wedding. This is partly due to the fact that I haven’t met the right guy, but also because I’m suspicious of weddings. So take my opinion with a coarse grain of bespoke Himalayan sea salt; maybe this’ll change when the man of my dreams proposes and I…
Turbo Tax Review (Canada)
As we flip the calendar and look forward to springtime, Canadians are thinking of the activities that they’ll soon be able to enjoy again such as long walks in non-sub-zero temperatures, frolics on the beach, and tax preparation. Ok, so maybe one of those things is not quite like the others. Filing your taxes might…
You Only Have a Few Days Left In RRSP Season!
I hate alarmist, misleading headlines like the one above. But you clicked it because Canadians have been brainwashed into believing that they should only contribute to their RRSPs (and TFSAs for that matter) with whatever is left their bank accounts after the Christmas splurge is over. “RRSP Season” is a construct made up by Canadian…
How to Get More Money Back from your Tax Return
It’s that time of year again! TAX TIME! If you didn’t get a chance to implement any of my 16 Tax Tips for Year End, don’t fret, my friend, there’s still time to get more money back from your tax return! Check out our Wealthsimple Review for the quickest and easiest way to setup an…
Robo Advisors Crush Traditional Banking in First Ever Canadian Robo Advisor Survey
1) 77% of Canadian Robo Advisors users said that robo advisors were “Much Better” or “Better” than with traditional banking/investing experiences (only 3% chose “worse”). 2) 75% have either already recommended a Robo Advisor to their friends, or else plan to do so (only 2% will not recommend). 3) 59% of Robo users are more…
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