Solving The Home Bias In My Portfolio

Solving The Home Bias In My Portfolio

Canadian investors tend to suffer from home bias – a preference to hold more domestic stocks over foreign equities. This is actually true of investors in most countries, but it’s particularly troubling in Canada where our stock markets are highly concentrated in the...

Can Robo-Advisors Hold Up In A Downturn?

Robo-advisors have been around for several years now offering affordable online investing services with an element of human advice. In general, investors who use a robo-advisor get assigned to a pre-packaged portfolio of low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on...

So You’ve Made Your RRSP Contribution: Now What?

It’s a classic mistake I’ve seen time and time again. You scramble to make an RRSP contribution before the deadline and give yourself a giant pat on the back. But wait a minute. You’re not done yet. Not if your RRSP contribution is just sitting idly in...
How My Wife Will Save Money With A Wealthsimple RRSP

How My Wife Will Save Money With A Wealthsimple RRSP

We like to tackle our taxes early in the year, which means assessing last year’s tax situation quickly so we can take advantage of RRSP contributions in the first 60 days of the New Year. Here’s the quick and dirty tax situation for our household: Since I earn a...
Stop Giving Markets Your Attention

Stop Giving Markets Your Attention

When I got an activity tracker several years ago I was horrified to learn just how sedentary my lifestyle had become. I’d drive to work, park my butt at a desk for eight hours, drive home, park my butt on the couch for a few more hours, and go to bed. It was...

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