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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Why I love credit card rewards programs

I have a confession, I absolutely love credit card rewards programs. What started as a way to get a free hotel room has become what sometimes feels like an obsession. Whenever I charge something to my card, I think of it as one step closer to a free trip. It appears I’m not alone as…

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too many mutual funds

Every so often friends or co-workers ask me to review their investment portfolios. They ask because they’re not happy with their returns, and seem to believe that I can provide some kind of commentary. I always remind them that I’m not an expert, nor am I licensed to advise them, but I’m happy to give…

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index funds for beginners

Often I’m asked by people what they should they invest in and I always have the same answer; Purchasing index funds and following the Canadian couch potato strategy (CCP) which was made famous by Dan B of Canadiancouchpotato.com is the easiest way to grow your wealth with minimal involvement. The couch potato strategy does require some…

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