Sh*t My Advisor Says

Some investors eventually leave their commission-based advisors and opt to set-up a simple portfolio of index funds or ETFs on their own. There are plenty of compelling reasons to do so; the reduction in fees alone can save investors thousands of dollars a year, and...

Weekend Reading: Car Trouble Edition

I’ve written before how vehicle loans can be big source of financial misery for many families. It’s a problem that continues to get worse. According to a Bank of Canada report, one-third of consumers who trade in their old car for a new one owe more than...

The (Renewed) Case For GICs

**This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of EQ Bank. However, as always, all opinions are my own. A guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) is unlikely to spark an exciting dinner party conversation but when stock markets are reeling, like they were earlier...

Should An Allowance Be Tied To Chores?

Raising financially savvy children is important to me and I’ve found that the best way for my kids to learn about money is to give them an allowance. One of the first questions my wife and I asked each other – after determining how much to give and how...

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