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Mutual Funds, ETFs, and Robo Advisors in Canada: June 2018 Update
Despite the surge in popularity of robo advisors and cheaper ETF solutions (including Vanguard’s new “all-in-one” passive investing portfolios) Canadians are continuing to invest in the good old-fashioned mutual fund. Rob Carrick recently looked at the track record of the 100 biggest mutual funds in Canada with the help of Strategic Insight and Fundata. **Spoiler…
4 Pieces of Advice for My Freshly Graduated Self
It’s graduation season, which means that young adults are being released into the wild to either continue their studies at university or work in the “real world,” many for whom it will be the first time. For me, it’s a fun time to reflect back on my own life and appreciate how far I’ve come…
The Complete Guide to Canada’s Robo Advisors
Do you want an easy, user-friendly way to sock money away in an RRSP or TFSA without having to learn “a bunch of investing stuff”? Perhaps you’re looking for a financial service that matches your lifestyle and allows you to get advice online without having to wait at a bank or sit on a phone for…
Dear Old Friend, Please Don’t Join an MLM and No, I Don’t Want $90 Lash Booster
Dear Long-Lost Acquaintance from High School, Thank you for reaching out to me. I appreciate your compliments about my social life, my family, my hair, and my “spunk.” Thank you for noticing my social media “feed” and for feeling like we never stopped being friends even though we haven’t talked in over a decade. I…
Looking to Find Motivation to Get Your Butt In Gear? Count Your Saturdays
If you’re anything like me, or the other 7 billion-ish people on the planet, you’ve struggled to find motivation to get things done. Whether it’s exercising or avoiding dietary pitfalls to drop a few LB’s, saving more money for retirement, or crushing your debt, or even being intentional about building stronger relationships, motivation can be…
Do We Suck at Personal Finance Because We Suck At Math?
“I just don’t get Math!” “Well, there is no use studying math, you’re either good at it or you’re not.” “When will I ever use this in the real world anyway?” As a high school teacher I hear complaints about math constantly (well… I just hear many complaints period). There is this widespread general attitude…
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