Weekend Reading: Crazy MLM Scams Edition

I’ve been following an incredible story in the U.S. where the blogger behind Lazy Man and Money had his identity revealed and received death threats for exposing a multi-level marketing (MLM) scam. LifeVantage, makers of a diet pill called Protandim, has gone to...

Why Tax Free Savings Accounts Are Still Misunderstood

The 2008 Federal budget introduced the new investment vehicle called the “Tax Free Savings Account.”  It allows Canadians aged 18 and over to contribute the dollar limit for the year, plus any unused contribution room from previous years and any amount you withdrew...

How Index Funds Compare To Equity Mutual Funds

This article was originally published two years ago and is one of the most widely read investing pieces on Boomer & Echo.  I’ve updated the 10-year returns of the funds listed below.  Not surprisingly, the returns of low cost index funds still beat the more...

We Who Are About To Die, Etc

Someday, you’re going to die. Thankfully, it probably won’t be at the hands of some enormous gladiator with a mace and a pet lion, but no matter how you go, take a minute right now to imagine what will happen next if you leave a spouse behind. If you’re a...

5 Questions To Ask Your Money Manager

Many investors are making the decision to manage their own investments.  In fact, they can do very well with an index mutual fund or basic ETF portfolio and a consistent, systematic contribution plan. But not everyone wants to “do it themselves.”  What if indexing is...

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