How to choose and open a brokerage account

DIY Investing | How to choose and open a brokerage account

With so many online brokers, trying to choose one and buying stocks can seem intimidating. Here I’ll guide you through the discount brokerages available in Canada, how to open an account and make your first…

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What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval

What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

If you are in the market to buy a new home, you’ll want to know what is a mortgage pre-approval. Essentially you can find out the what interest rate and how much you’ll be approved…

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stock market portfolio

DIY Investing: How to create your stock market portfolio

To become a successful DIY investor, you’ll need to understand the accounts you can use and the financial products available to achieve your goals. In my opinion, this is the fun part of being a…

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all-in-one ETFs

DIY Investing: All-in-one ETFs

With thousands of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and index funds available in the market, it can be dizzying trying to determine which are the most suitable for your investor type. No one can predict which industries…

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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…

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What type of investor are you

DIY Investing: What type of investor are you?

It takes courage to become a DIY investor. Kudos to you for choosing this path. But before you start buying stocks, it’s important to understand your investor personality type. We’ll take you through the various…

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What is mortgage insurance in Canada

What is Mortgage Insurance in Canada?

Do you know what is mortgage insurance in Canada? It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time home buyer or looking to upgrade. Some people will say mortgage insurance is a must, while others say it’s…

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First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

What is the First Time Home Buyer Incentive?

Have you wondered what is the First Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI)? This new government program is meant to help you become a homeowner, but admittedly, it’s quite confusing. Essentially, it’ll help you reduce your…

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DIY Investing is it right for you

DIY Investing: Is it right for you?

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced investor, you hope that you can reach your financial goals by investing in the stock market. Perhaps, along the way, you’ve wondered whether you have what it takes…

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mortgage stress test

What is the Mortgage Stress Test?

Are you looking to buy a home in Canada but have no idea what is the mortgage stress test? Even though the Canadian government announced the mortgage stress test back in 2017, it still causes…

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