According to renowned investment consultant, Charles Ellis, investors innocently describe mutual fund fees with one four-letter word and one number – both word and number are wrong. The word is “only,” and the number is often “1%.” So, when referring to mutual fund fees, we end up with statements like “It’s only 1%.” That may be true in the United […]
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Stock markets were generally positive in May, but the TSX ended its record breaking streak of positive months. Are ETFs really the weapons of financial mass destruction that some critics claim they are?
Stock markets were generally positive in April, and the TSX continued its record string of positive months. Meanwhile, troubles at Home Capital made some question the safety of their GICs.
Stock markets were generally positive in March, as were Canadian bonds. Why a 100% equity portfolio might be a bad idea.
Question: Hi, I have my non-registered investments at ModernAdvisor and really enjoy the platform and the service. However, I haven’t opened an RRSP or TFSA yet. The reason is that I’m not sure if I will stay in Canada for the remainder of my career. My question is, what would happen to my RRSP and TFSA if I were to […]
Stock markets were positive in February, and Canadian and US stocks continued to hit new all time highs. Should you change your investment style with markets all time highs?
IWD 2017 – Be Bold for Change March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) 2017. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our top posts on personal finance for women. This year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change,” and if there’s one area where women can stand to be bolder, it’s with our finances. Why Women Need Financial Planning Women tend […]
‘Tis the season! RRSP season, that is. Time to get ready for the media’s annual dose of advertisements about saving for retirement. While we all need to be smart about planning for retirement, the reality is that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about the RRSP – Canada’s most popular retirement savings plan. Rather than focus on a […]