Posts by Kyle

The Complete Guide to Canada’s Robo Advisors

Do you want an easy, user-friendly way to sock money away in an RRSP or TFSA without having to learn “a bunch of investing stuff”? Perhaps you’re looking for a financial service that matches your lifestyle and allows you to get advice online without having to wait at a bank or sit on a phone for…

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The Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Discount Brokerages

If you want to cut your investing fees to the absolute bone, then a Canadian discount brokerage is the road you must travel! Gone are the days of calling and asking someone to buy or sell stocks/bonds/other on your behalf – the internet has allowed YOU to take control of your investing destiny. No longer…

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Disaster-Proof Your Life

TD Insurance

Please note this post has been brought to you in partnership with TD, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Young people aren’t exactly known for paying a lot of attention to their own mortality, and it isn’t a ton of fun to consider a tragic event taking place.  Given those realities, it will likely…

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BMO Investorline Review

BMO Investorline Review

BMO InvestorLine wants to be your online investing destination and has clearly heard that Canadian investors don’t all have the same wants and needs. (A basic vanilla indexer like myself is going to require a very minimalist platform, whereas a day-trader is going to want to fill all those fancy monitors with up-to-minute charts and…

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Questrade vs Qtrade

Questrade vs Qtrade

As two of Canada’s best discount brokerage the Questrade vs Qtrade debate has had DIY investors arguing for years.  We’ll do our best to break it down and find the best fit for you. Before diving in and splitting hairs, I should point that both platforms are excellent options and share many common traits such…

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We Figured Out How to Teach Personal Finance in School

MHSCC

“Layering ____________ throughout the curriculum” doesn’t work. Whenever you hear a bureaucrat from the world of education say that a school system is layering something throughout the curriculum, that’s usually code for: “We didn’t think that this was actually important enough to demand its own course, so what we’ll say is that all teachers are…

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Introducing Chris and Desirae

new writers

Here at Young and Thrifty, Justin and I have always been about making personal finance easier and more fun than you’d typically find it in other places. But between the two of us, we’ve only got so many hours to help you guys find better, accessible ways to budget, invest, and save money. That’s why…

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How To Port A Mortgage

How to Port a mortgage

Can I take my mortgage with me if I have an excellent fixed interest rate that I want to hand on to?  Or is it possible to use the sweet variable interest rate I negotiated as a bargaining chip when I’m selling my house – can I pass that on to the new buyer?  These…

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Nest Wealth Review

Nest Wealth Review

To wrap up our tour of the top robo advisors in Canada (see our Ultimate Guide to Canada’s Robo Advisors for more information), we thought we’d take a look at the first entrant into the Canadian market and one the market leaders in Canada with our Nest Wealth Review. NestWealth Review Summary My favourite part…

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