Posts by Tamar Satov

Real Estate Agent Commission – Decoded!

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Most Canadians use a real estate agent when buying a home, paying real estate agent commission. A realtor can help purchasers find the right home for the right price and guide them through the entire home buying process. Generally, buyers don’t pay realtors directly. Instead, their compensation comes in the form of a commission on…

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The TFSA Limit Increased to $6,000 in 2019

TFSA limit

Looking to save money as one of your New Year’s Resolution? Here’s some good news: as of January 1, 2019, the Canadian government raised the annual TFSA limit to $6,000, up from $5,500 last year. This increase means that Canadians who were at least 18 years of age in 2009 now have a cumulative maximum…

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Couch Potato Portfolio: Introduction

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Here at Young and Thrifty, you’ll often see us refer to “couch potato investing.” As you may have gathered, this low-cost, simple — and smart — investment strategy has nothing to do with either living room furniture or root vegetables. Rather, a couch potato portfolio can help you achieve your investment goals while taking on…

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The Best Long-Term Investment Strategies

Long Term investment strategies

Before making any long-run investment decisions, consider these best long-term investment strategies. When you’re in your 20s or 30s, long term investment (20, 30 or 40 years) can be a difficult concept to wrap your head around. Not sure where to invest for the long run? We get it — saving and investing for the…

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How to Become a Smart Investor

How to become a smart investor

Here’s everything you need to know about how to become a smart investor in Canada. Learning to invest doesn’t have to be daunting. It can be one of those tasks you know you probably should make a priority, but keep putting off because you just can’t deal. Fair enough — like anything unfamiliar, investing can…

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Socially Responsible Investing: A How-To Guide

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Socially and environmentally responsible investing is on the rise. Here’s everything you need to know about socially responsible investing in Canada. Chances are you’ve heard about socially responsible investments — or SRIs— especially since Canadians have been embracing them in a big way in recent years. According to a 2018 report from the Responsible Investment Association…

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How Much Money Do I Need to Save for Retirement?

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Unfortunately, there is no “magic number” — or even a simple calculation — to determine exactly how much you need to save for retirement. There are many factors to consider, not the least of which being: What kind of retirement do you want? I mean, think about it. It’s like asking, how much money do…

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