DIY investing

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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Why I’m Afraid of the Next Bear Market

**Today’s post is from my friend Markus Muhs, a CFP, CIM, Investment Advisor, and Portfolio Manager with Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. I’ve known Markus for years and he’s one of the first people help me become financial literate and I’m thrilled to be sharing a guest post from him. First a disclaimer: I’m a financial advisor.…

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Why I’m Not Abandoning my Financial Advisor Anytime Soon

I’ve been a do-it-yourself investor for quite a few years now, and I’ve never regretted that decision. I initially switched my investments from mutual funds to TD e-Series funds. But at the start of the year, I switched again to exchange traded funds to lower my management expense ratio (MER). I’ve calculated that I’ll likely…

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Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results

If you’ve ever spoken to an investment advisor who works for a bank, the odds are they showed you charts with the past performance. This is done to show you that the funds are a “proven” winner and you should invest them. However, what they should really be telling you (but never will) is that…

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Worried About Trump? Here’s What to do With Your Money

Ever since Donald Trump became President of the United States (and even before), he’s been making headlines for a variety of reasons. From his immigration policy to his weird handshakes, people can’t stop discussing Trump. The problem with these kinds of headlines is that it creates a lot of uncertainties. What the President says or…

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Don't let investing intimidate you

Don’t let Investing Intimidate you

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TD Direct Investing. All of the opinions are my own. Becoming a self-directed investor made a huge impact on my life. It completely changed the way I viewed money. By becoming a do-it-yourself investor, I was in control of my finances – it was…

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