• 3 Financial Red Flags in a Relationship

    3 Financial Red Flags in a Relationship

    Relationships are like hard. We hopefully won't go through too many partners before we find that special someone, but way too often we come across relationship red flags that make us wonder if we can [...]

  • How Many Mutual Funds are too Much?

    How Many Mutual Funds are too Much?

    Every so often friends or co-workers ask me to review their investment portfolios. They ask because they’re not happy with their returns, and seem to believe that I can provide some kind of commentary. I [...]

  • The 5 Best Hotel Alternatives

    The 5 Best Hotel Alternatives

    Accommodations will always be a big part of your travel budget, it'll most likely be your second largest expense after airfare. When I went to Japan last year, I quickly found that the average price [...]

  • Tangerine Investment Funds Review

Tangerine Investment Funds Review

February 1st, 2016|6 Comments

To simply put it, Tangerine investment funds are the best way to become an index investor without any hassle. I'm aware that there are cheaper options available (which I'll touch on later), but there's no doubt [...]

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Do You Have Disability Insurance?

January 28th, 2016|9 Comments

Most of us understand the importance of life insurance, but what many of us overlook though is disability insurance. There's a much greater chance that we'll become disabled in our working years as opposed to us dying [...]

  • Japan Rail Pass

Japan Rail Pass – Is it Worth it?

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

First time visitors to Japan are often amazed at the extensive rail network. Admittedly taking a look at the metro map of Tokyo can be incredibly intimidating, but once you arrive you'll quickly realize how easy it [...]

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YOLO or Retire Young?

January 25th, 2016|2 Comments

Turns out that a majority (62 per cent) of Canadian millennials (aged 18-34) say that they have already started saving for retirement and almost half (46 per cent) say they started before the age of 25 according [...]

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Fun Things to do in Budapest

January 21st, 2016|4 Comments

I love Budapest, the city is just an absolute wonder so I'm never surprised when it makes a "best of" travel list. Known more for its beauty, there are a lot of fun things to [...]

  • The Best Time to buy a Home in Toronto

The Best Time to buy a Home

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

With the cost of real estate at record highs in Canada, you'd be forgiven if you decided to sit on the sidelines. No one can predict what will happens with prices, but what we can [...]

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Credit Card Charges To Look Out For

January 19th, 2016|2 Comments

Over the years, consumers have complained about fees and the government has slowly been addressing the needs of the consumers. This is usually great news for consumers, but when we start to take a look at things [...]

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BMO Launches Online Portfolio Management Service

January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO. All opinions are 100% mine. Bank of Montreal has just launched their online portfolio management service making them the first of the big 5 [...]

  • Sharing economy

What do you Think of the Sharing Economy?

January 18th, 2016|2 Comments

Last summer I had the chance to participate in the first ever Capital One Consumer Index Roundtable (C1NDX). The C1NDX looked at how the sharing economy has changed the mindset of many people. With so many sharing services [...]

  • EQ Bank Review

EQ Bank Review

January 14th, 2016|58 Comments

EQ Bank, a new Canadian digital bank launched today with a 3% interest rate. This is not a teaser or promotional rate; it is the current everyday interest rate which will be available to everyone. [...]

  • smart money habits for millennials

7 Smart Money Habits for Millennials

January 11th, 2016|6 Comments

I fall into the upper age bracket of the millennial category so I always find it fascinating when I see money reports about this age demographic. I wish I book marked all the different reports [...]

  • are tour guides worth it?

Are Tour Guides Worth it?

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The first time I travelled to Europe I joined a tour which was easily one of my worst travel experiences ever. The guide was excellent, but it was the set schedule that sucked; there was [...]

  • RRSP Update Jan. 2016

RRSP Update – Jan. 1, 2016

January 4th, 2016|4 Comments

2015 was a a year of ups and downs as far as my RRSP is concerned. My goal was to get into the 6 digit mark without adding any additional funds which I was happy to [...]

  • What is a mortgage amortization?

The Difference Between Mortgage Amortization and Term

December 31st, 2015|6 Comments

Turns out 2015 wasn't the year for rising interest rates, in fact we ended up having 2 interest rate cuts. With rates being so low and expected changes to the Home Buyer Plan, many Canadians might [...]

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Stock Market Drop? Why You Shouldn’t Care

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

One of the scariest things about investing is when there's a stock market drop. Although this is a very normal thing, many of us can't stomach watching our money lose it's value. We start to question [...]

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