Posts by Robb Engen

WealthBar Robo Advisor Review

WealthBar Robo Advisor Review

Vancouver-based WealthBar launched in 2014 by co-founders and husband and wife team Tea and Chris Nicola. Tea worked as a financial advisor, while Chris got started in the financial world working for his father’s wealth management company, but also cut his teeth as a software and web developer. They both worked on and off for…

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Comparing Wealthsimple vs. Questrade vs. Nest Wealth

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A do-it-yourself approach works just fine for many investors, but for those who don’t have the time, temperament, or inclination to manage their own portfolio of stocks, ETFs, or mutual funds, a robo-advisor is a great alternative. This article will look at three of Canada’s leading robo-advisors and compare Wealthsimple vs. Questrade vs. Nest Wealth…

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Finding the Best Online Mortgage Lenders

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Canadians are known for their polite and passive nature. It’s no surprise, then, to see Canadian homeowners lagging compared to their global peers when it comes to switching mortgage providers or even doing the research on the best online mortgage lenders to see whether they can get a better deal elsewhere. According to an HSBC…

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ESG, SRI, and Impact Investing: How Do They Differ?

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I was in university when I first heard about the term double bottom line – a metric used to describe not just a company’s financial profit and loss, but also its performance in terms of having a positive social impact. Today, a growing number of investors care about that double bottom line and want to…

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How to Invest in Penny Stocks in Canada

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Trading in penny stocks can be an incredibly risky venture. Despite wildly successful tales from investors who’ve claimed to earn triple-digit returns on penny stocks, the reality is most penny stock will likely go to zero. One of the most famous penny stocks in Canada is Bre-X Minerals, the Calgary-based exploration company whose stock soared…

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Best TFSA Investments in Canada

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The tax-free savings account (TFSA) has been around for a decade now, but many Canadians still underutilize or misunderstand what makes the TFSA such a fantastic savings tool. The problem lies in the name: tax-free savings account. We should have called it a tax-free investment account! Indeed, one of the best ways to utilize your…

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The Best ETFs in Canada for Young Canadian Investors

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Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have made it possible for Canadians to invest at a fraction of the cost of a traditional mutual fund portfolio that you’d find at a big bank or investment firm. No doubt ETFs have been a huge boon for investors, but with more than 700 ETFs now available, finding the best ETF…

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