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Renter’s Insurance: Pay a Little, Protect a Lot

The Real Cost Of Renters Insurance

Much like the prospects I show apartments to, I once scratched my head at the idea of renter’s insurance. Now, after getting to learn more about it through my job, it doesn’t take me long to convince the prospect that investing in renter’s insurance is well worth their money. Renter’s insurance, also called resident’s or…

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How to Navigate the Broken Scholarship System

How to get scholarships

Earlier this year, ScholarshipsCanada, a site that aims to match post-secondary students with scholarships and bursaries, put out a statement claiming that millions of dollars worth of scholarship money goes unclaimed each year. They cited the main reason for this unclaimed money was that students simply didn’t apply. Other scholarship databases, like yconic, also face…

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Steadyhand and Mawer Mutual Funds vs Robo Advisors

Mawer Mutual Funds vs Robo Advisors

Steadyhand & Mawer Mutual Funds Robo Advisors Actively managed by a fund manager, whose goal is to beat the performance of passive investing. Invest in passive investments, which have been empirically shown to outperform active investor funds the majority of the time. Lower MERs than conventional mutual funds. Much cheaper than Steadyhand / Mawer funds…

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TD eSeries Funds vs Robo Advisors

TD eSeries Funds vs Robo Advisors

  TD eSeries Funds Canada’s Robo Advisors Passive investing principles Offer extremely low MERs to investors, comparable to robo advisors. Provide investors with the opportunity of choosing which passive investments they wish to hold in their portfolio. Passive investing principles Automatically allocate investor funds amongst passive investments on their behalf, reducing their involvement in the…

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Tangerine Investment Funds vs Robo Advisors

Tangerine Investment Funds

When Tangerine launched their “Streetwise” family of investing options back in 2008 – they forever secured a spot in the hearts of passive investing advocates. Under their former ING banner, the company branded these funds as “turn-key portfolios” and one could make the argument that these products were essentially the ancestral pre-cursor to today’s Canadian…

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How to Achieve Findependence at Age 31

How to Achieve Findependence at Age 31

The following article is a guest post by Sean Cooper who blogs about personal finance at Sean Cooper Writer. A lot of people consider “Freedom 55” a stretch goal, but for me “Freedom 31” will soon be a reality. In 14 short months, I’ll be able be call myself financial independent. Financial independence or “findependence,”…

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