Investor Home Country Bias

Many DIY investors have been accused of having home country bias when choosing their investments, especially those who are dividend-growth investors. What is home country bias?  According to Investopedia, it is the tendency to overweight domestic holdings at the...

Why Cheques Won’t Disappear Anytime Soon

Retailers stopped accepting cheques several years ago as consumer preferences shifted from paper to plastic.  Many feared that the final nail in the coffin for cheques came when the federal government announced plans to phase out cheques for Canada Pension Plan...

Weekend Reading: Contest Winners Edition

The financial blogging community is outstanding in the way it supports each other online.  It was evident when reading the comments on our anniversary post this week that many of you came here for the first time after a mention on another blog. Our top referring sites...

Having That Difficult Money Conversation

Most people will talk about almost anything else before talking about their finances. The best way to teach your kids about money is to share your own financial management details, but who wants their 10-year old blabbing about their income and debts to everyone at...

Celebrating Four Years Of Boomer & Echo

When I clicked ‘publish’ for the first time four years ago I never thought this blog would have grown into something life changing.  What started off as a mom and son blogging team trying to differentiate ourselves in the personal finance niche turned into...

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