Posts by Jordann Brown

The Best Pet Insurance in Canada

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We love our pets like children, and we want to give them the best life possible. We buy them the best food and research the best dog walkers and pet sitters – but what about finding the best pet insurance? If an emergency strikes, how will you pay for your furry friend to get quality…

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Everything You Want to Know About the FIRE Movement

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If you’ve ever gone home after a long day of work, pulled out your phone, and Googled “How to retire early,” you aren’t alone. In fact, you’re one of many Canadians who are ready to give up their dissatisfying jobs to embrace the joys of early retirement. There’s even a name for this: “FIRE movement.”…

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What is the 50/30/20 Budget Rule?

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Every budget begins with the process of reviewing your transactions and tallying up what you daily spending on essentials like housing and transportation. Once you have these amounts totalled for the month, you can compare them against your income to determine whether you have a budget surplus or deficit and allocate the leftover money to…

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Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement

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We’re all aware that men and women aren’t the same, and these differences mean that conventional wisdom doesn’t always apply to both groups equally. Just as a doctor may follow different medical guidelines for male and female patients, it’s the same for financial recommendations: what’s good for men isn’t necessarily the best strategy for women,…

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How Credit Card Interest Works

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 Credit card rewards and cash back perks are a great benefit to using your credit card for everyday spending, but it’s important to remember that credit cards also charge you interest. But how credit card interest works exactly? Credit card interest is the cost of borrowing money, and when you make purchases on your credit…

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BMO InvestorLine adviceDirect Review

BMO adviceDirect review

Have you heard about BMO InvestorLine adviceDirect? It’s a one-of-a-kind investing platform in Canada that combines DIY investing with personalized recommendations and support. Could it be the best online trading platform in Canada? We take a look with this BMO InvestorLine adviceDirect review. What is adviceDirect? adviceDirect is a one-of-a-kind investing platform that combines DIY investing…

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How to Break up with Your Financial Advisor

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Breaking up is hard. You were once so close, but now the distance seems insurmountable and it’s time to say good-bye. You’ve moved on – you just need to make it official. A painful breakup process isn’t reserved for relationships. Ending a professional relationship can also hurt. Your financial advisor is no exception, because you…

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Questwealth Portfolios Review

Questwealth Portfolios Robo Advisor Review

Did you hear that Questrade’s Portfolio IQ has been relaunched as Questwealth Portfolios? Today we’re going to take an in-depth look at the Questwealth Portfolios and see how they stack up to other robo advisors in Canada. We’ll take a deeper look at this revamped online investing platform in Canada. Questwealth Portfolios is a robo advisor…

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Questrade Review: Canada’s Leading Discount Brokerage

Questrade Review

For a discount broker that you can trust, Questrade is your best bet– Canada’s largest independent online brokerage. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Toronto, Questrade has $8 billion in assets under management and has earned the title as Canada’s fastest growing online brokerage, partly thanks to their bare-bones fee structure and excellent trading platforms. You can…

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