DIY investing

What are ETFs and why are They so Popular?

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen their popularity explode in recent years. In fact, there are now more than $6 trillion dollars invested in the global ETF industry. Investors around the world are flooding the ETF industry with money. Clearly, something special is happening here. Full disclosure, I started investing in ETFs a few years ago…

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When to Switch from Robo Advisor to Discount Brokerage Investing

When to Switch from Robo Advisor to Discount Brokerage Investing

**Today’s guest post comes from my friend Kyle Prevost over at MillionDollarJourney.com. He’s am editor and writer, in addition to being a personal finance education expert. When my friends used to ask me about how to get started in investing, I used to recommend the online discount broker + ETF(s) route. It’s still the lowest-cost…

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4 Simple Steps to Financial Independence

Today’s guest post is written by Chrissy Kay. She blogs at Eat Sleep Breathe FI and podcasts at Explore FI Canada. Chrissy is passionate about sharing her FI* and personal finance knowledge. In this post, she lists some easy, actionable ways to get your FI journey started. As many of you know, I’m not a…

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How to Transfer Your RRSP to Another Financial Institution

Now that the RRSP season is officially over, although technically there is no RRSP season, I want to focus on a subject that many people wonder about. How to transfer your RRSP to another financial institution. At first glance, making the switch may appear difficult, but it’s a surprisingly easy process. Generally speaking, all you…

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My Pension Deferral Dilemma

As some of you know, I left my full-time job in January of 2018 to freelance and spend more time with my daughter. What you may not know is that I was still technically an employee since I would do the occasional shift during a major event. Oh, it also allowed me to keep all…

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Hardbacon Review

Hardbacon Review

Finance and budgeting apps are nothing new for Canadians, however, there is one Canadian fintech company that is quickly making headway with the versatility of their app. Hardbacon has been available since 2018. Their mission is to help Canadians make better financial decisions and to become wealthier day after day. Every app has a similar…

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7 Things You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency

**Today’s sponsored guest post comes from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). This has been reviewed and approved by Moneywehave.com Cryptocurrencies are a hot topic of conversation these days and have been since the beginnings of bitcoin in 2009. While they may seem like an exciting prospect, there are a few things you should consider before…

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How is Cryptocurrency Taxed in Canada?

**Note, I am not an accountant, nor am I an expert on cryptocurrencies. You should seek the advice of an accountant with experience in cryptocurrencies if you have any serious questions or concerns. With the explosion of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and whatever other cryptocurrencies that currently exist or will come to exist, many people are starting…

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Understanding Your Management Expense Ratio (MER)

One of the most commonly talked about topics in the personal finance world is fees. Most people realize that you’re going to pay a fee since you’re getting a service, but you may be shocked to find out how much you’re paying in fees. Eliminating small daily fees are great for improving our cash flow,…

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What is a Mutual Fund?

When it comes to investing, one of the most popular products, if not the most popular, is a mutual fund. This type of investment product is available to all investors, but many still don’t know what is a mutual fund. To simply put it, a mutual fund is an investment product that consists of stocks,…

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