Mortgage Free At 31: Worth The Sacrifices

The following article is a guest post by Sean Cooper who blogs about personal finance at Sean Cooper Writer. According to a poll by CIBC, the average homeowner won’t pay off their mortgage until right before retirement – age 58.  I plan to do it a lot...

Weekend Reading: Big Merger Edition

Earlier this week, two iconic fast-food chains decided to join forces when Burger King and Tim Hortons merged in a $12.5 billion deal. The news caused an uproar on both sides of the border, with Burger King facing criticism for moving its headquarters up north to...

More Ways The Investment Industry Is Screwing Canadians

A client reached out to me for advice after her financial advisor at BMO Nesbitt Burns dumped her earlier this summer.  The advisor was looking to scale back his practice and she was one of the unfortunate investors he was “letting go”. The client, let’s call her...

Enough With The Emergency Fund, Sort Of

The entire financial world wants you to believe that success with money is just math.  It’s not. Well, it is, but – for most average, everyday people, anyway – it’s only about math eventually.  First, it’s about behaviour. The idea that you can transition...

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