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Mutual Funds, ETFs, and Robo Advisors in Canada: June 2018 Update

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…

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You Only Have a Few Days Left In RRSP Season!

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…

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Zag Bank: Online-Only Bank Making a Big Splash in Canada

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As more Canadians embrace online banking, a new breed of financial service providers is emerging. Zag Bank is one such provider that is making waves across the online banking industry. While Canada’s largest banks have embraced technology, Zag has made the entire banking experience digital. As an online-only bank, Zag is offering consumers greater cost…

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Was My Crystal Ball Clear or Cracked In 2016?

Before we look at where I see things going in 2017, I figured it was only fair to be transparent with how my predictions did over the past year.  As always, I should note that these are the predictions of an index investor and a guy who considers $100 on fantasy football for the year…

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Empowering Millennials to Tackle Self-Directed Investing

Millennials are entering their prime years to take advantage of substantial investment timelines and the magic of compounded returns – yet they might be too scared to seize their opportunity for long-term growth. They are intimidated by risky-sounding words like robo advisors and discount brokerages.  The alphabet soup of investing accounts can leave young people…

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TD’s *NEW* Direct Investing Platform – Reviewed

I have to be honest in saying that I was slightly skeptical when recently presented with an opportunity to be guided through TD Direct Investing’s new platform. It wasn’t that I didn’t think TD would be able to handle the fundamentals of DIY investing, such as buying and selling stocks and bonds within a TFSA…

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Young and Thrifty’s MEGA New Site-Unveiling, eBook-Unleashing Giveaway

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10 Financial Tips For Newlyweds

10 Financial Tips For Newlyweds

I recently had my wedding at the end of January and there has been no shortage of people offering me advice on how to have a successful marriage.  I didn’t realise this, but apparently every couple thinks that their relationship is the best in the world, and that many couples also have a compulsive need…

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