Posts by Kyle

Understanding How Home Equity Actually Works

How Home Equity Actually Works

If I have to listen to one more Canadian tell me that their home is, “The best investment I ever made,” I may lose my mi… well, let’s not be hyperbolic – I’ll probably just continue to internally shake my head at this statement. Yes, in this age of ever-escalating Canadian home values the roof…

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Cost and Incentives of Canada’s Carbon Tax

Cost and Incentives of Canadas Carbon Tax

For many Canadians, there is no more heated topic at the moment than the carbon tax.  While there has been much yelling and gnashing of teeth, the actual raw impact numbers have been difficult to come by.  The National Post and Globe and Mail recently released their thoughts on the fully-costed numbers arrived at by…

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Planswell Review – Canada’s Robo Advisor *Plus

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Planswell Review Summary If you’re a regular reader of Young and Thrifty you’ve no doubt caught on to the fact that we’re pretty big fans of Canada’s robo advisors.  Basically, we’re fans of whatever the easiest and most user-friendly ways there are to cut out the insane investing fees and escape the lie of mutual…

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Addressing Victim Mentality in Personal Finance

Addressing Victim Mentality in Personal Finance

Now I remember why I dislike Twitter so much… Usually I check the Young and Thrifty Twitter account every few days just to skim some personal finance stuff and retweet anything that I think is particularly new or interesting.  Occasionally I have something original to say or we want to showcase an article that just…

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Are Canada’s Robo Advisors Only For My TFSA and RRSP?

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Many visitors come to Young and Thrifty these days through our article on Canada’s Robo Advisors.  If you have general questions about what a robo advisor is, or who they work best for, please check that one out.  If you want to see what Canadians who have used robo advisors think of them, please check…

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