Investing

management expense ratio

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 cryptocurrency

What is Cryptocurrency? How it works

Have you wondered what is cryptocurrency? While cryptocurrency seems like a new, payment method for many of us, the concept of cryptocurrency actually dates back to the late 1980s. However, it wasn’t until October 2008 when an entity known as Satoshu Nakamoto published a white paper called Bitcoin- A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System…

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Fixed vs Variable Mortgage

Fixed vs Variable Mortgage: What’s the difference?

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions in many of our lives. Rather than paying fully in cash, most homebuyers will choose to borrow money from the bank to pay for their home. In today’s competitive housing market, understanding how mortgages work is extremely important for those who are looking to buy…

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Moka (Mylo) Review

In the market for a budgeting app that will help you save money? Moka (formerly known as Mylo) may be just what you’re looking for. This app helps you save money on a regular basis without having to change your spending habits. Here’s the thing, Moka is actually an investing app that’s disguised as a…

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Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) Explained

An employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a lucrative benefit that’s offered by some employers. If you’re fortunate to have access to an ESPP, you’re essentially being offered free money, and who doesn’t like free money right? There’s no denying the financial benefit of an ESPP, but it’s not a guarantee. Stock prices can go…

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What is a Mutual Fund? Everything you need to know

Have you ever wondered what is a mutual fund? It’s easily the most popular type of investment product, yet many people have no idea what they are and how they work. While that may sound surprising, it shouldn’t be since most people let their financial advisor or financial institution make investment decisions on their behalf.…

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Martin's Mortgage Maneuver

Martin’s Mortgage Maneuver Explained

Have you heard of Martin’s Mortgage Maneuver? It’s sometimes referred to as Martin’s Money Mortgage. Essentially, it’s a loophole that allows you to avoid the insane fees that banks charge when you break your mortgage. Funny enough, the calculation used by banks to come up with your penalty is a loophole itself since it uses…

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Canadian Discount Brokerages

How to choose between Canadian Discount Brokerages

If you’re a Canadian investor who is looking to DIY their way to a respectable nest egg, then deciding which of Canada’s online brokerages you use is one of your first (and most impactful) decisions. After many years of trying to convince Canadians that they need to cut costs to the bone and drop their…

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How To Find A Good Financial Advisor

How To Find A Good Financial Advisor

Whether you’re making your first contribution or you’re a veteran investor, one question that commonly gets asked is: how do you find a good a financial advisor? If you have any financial knowledge then you should probably manage your money on your own. That being said, it’s definitely worth seeking out an advisor or planner if…

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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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