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Top Canadian Discount Brokerages with Commission Free ETFs

A young reader who is currently in University emailed me about investing possibilities.  The student’s financial situation is relatively stable where he has excess cash after paying tuition from a summer part time job.  Typically, I recommend paying down debt before starting the investing route, but in this case, he has no debt and no…

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8 Key Sources of Income During Retirement

I was speaking to a co-worker recently about some concerns she had about retirement. Since government work isn’t a stable environment right now (at least here in NL), she started to talk about the number of pension contributing years she needs in order to retire.  With a typical defined benefit pension plan (pensions explained), the…

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Net Worth Update August 2017 – SmilingSaver (+121%)

Welcome to the Million Dollar Journey August 2017 Net Worth Update – Team MDJ edition. A select group of readers were selected to be part of Team MDJ which was conceived after the million dollar net worth milestone was achieved in June 2014. SmilingSaver was selected as a team member and will post net worth…

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