Investing

How to transfer your TFSA

How to Transfer Your TFSA

Have you ever wondered how to transfer your TFSA to another financial institution? Just like transferring your RRSP, it’s a simple process, but due to contribution limits, there are a few other things to consider when moving your Tax-Free Savings Account. To be clear, there are no tax consequences if you’re transferring your funds from…

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The Best High-Interest Savings Accounts in Canada

**This post contains affiliate links With Canada having some of its lowest interest rates in the last decade the thought of a high-interest savings accounts in Canada may seem absurd. To complicate things, there are so many different banks in Canada and they all have various accounts that come with different features. If you’re not…

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Tangerine Bank Review

Formerly known as ING Direct, Tangerine Bank has been in Canada for more than two decades. They were one of the first digital banks in the country and is one of the most recognized brands out there. The advantage of being one of the first players out there is that they know what their customers…

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Tangerine Investment Funds Review

Tangerine Investment Funds Review

**Disclosure, I have done work with Tangerine before, but I received no financial compensation for this post. All opinions are my own Tangerine is known for having one of the best high interest savings accounts in Canada, but did you know they also offer Tangerine index funds? If you’re not familiar with index funds, it’s…

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What to do With Your Investments Right Now

What to do With Your Investments Right Now

Okay, I know you’ve heard by now that COVID-19 has caused mass selloffs in the stock market. I haven’t checked the exact numbers, but I think things are down about 30% from the peak. This is obviously a huge number and has affected everyone. Some people are panicking, some people are doing nothing, but many…

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Compound Interest Definition and Explanation

Compound Interest Definition and Explanation

Compound interest is a common term you hear when it comes to investing. But, what exactly is compound interest, how does it work, and how can you best take advantage of it? I’m sharing what you need to know in this compound interest explanation. Compound interest definition So, what is compound interest? Compound interest is…

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How to Build a Relationship With Your Financial Advisor

I’ve worked with a handful of financial advisors over the years and I can honestly say I’ve never had a relationship with any of them until I connected with a fee only financial advisor. This shouldn’t be too surprising as many financial advisors (who are associated with a bank or investment firm) don’t exactly have…

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WealthBar Review

When it comes to affordable investing, robo advisors just might be the way to go. They offer an easy, low-cost option for investors of all levels of experience. WealthBar is one of Canada’s original robo advisors. They’re based in Vancouver, BC and have recently partnered with CI Financial, one of Canada’s largest investment managers. WealthBar…

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Are Timeshares Worth it?

Timeshares used to be all the rage. For a reasonable price, you can visit the same (or sometimes different) exotic location every year and have a spot guaranteed for you. Well, at least that’s what they tell you during the sales pitch. But are timeshares worth it? The short answer is no. Timeshares are often…

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Is an RRSP Loan Worth it?

Should you get an RRSP loan? That’s a question that I’ve been getting a lot as of late. At first, I was like this is a very specific question for new investors to be asking, then I realized that banks advertise RRSP loans all over the place. They make it sound like it’s an excellent…

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