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The Aeroplan vs. AIR MILES debate has been raging for years, leaving many Canadians wondering: which should you choose? AIR MILES and Aeroplan are two of Canada’s most recognized travel rewards programs, but they couldn’t be more different from each other. Sure, both programs allow you to use your miles for free travel, but what…Read More
For many Canadian families, the debate of whether to contribute to an RESP vs RRSP is a real one. Few have the financial resources to max out both of these accounts, so they must choose one or divide their efforts between both. However, trying to decide whether to contribute to retirement or your child’s post-secondary…Read More
Exchange-traded funds are becoming extremely popular with Canadian investors. In fact, according to the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), the monthly sales of ETFs in Canada has now caught up to the monthly sales of mutual funds, with $1.8 billion each in recorded net sales during March 2019. Want to understand what’s driving the…Read More
*Disclaimer: This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. Have you heard the breaking news? Canada’s fastest growing credit union, Meridian, has just launched their new digital bank, motusbank. Consumers were given a preview back in February 2019, but now we know the full details since the bank has been accepting applications since early April. Although…Read More
As two of the best discount brokerages in Canada, the Qtrade vs. Questrade debate has had DIY investors arguing for years. To help you choose, we're breaking down each brokerage, so you can find the best fit for you. Before diving in, I should point that both platforms are excellent options and share many common traits,…Read More
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