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You might think a will is something that rich people do in movies to pass on their “assets” (hockey card collections?) to their soon-to-be-rich heirs. You would be wrong. A will – whether you create it online or the old fashioned way – is something every adult should have. Put it in the same category…

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Canadian Discount Brokers

I’ve been using and reviewing Canadian online discount brokerages for over fifteen years now.  (Yes, my very first look at Canada’s online broker options was in 2006, and was one of the first posts on Million Dollar Journey.) Between 2006 and 2021 online brokerage users have really benefited from increased competition and constant innovation.  Online…

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Questrade Vs Qtrade

This Questrade vs Virtual Brokers 2021 comparison is a battle between Canada’s two lowest cost full-service discount brokerages, and a look at two of my top recommendations for Canadian expats (the other one being Ci Direct, which is a robo advisor).  If you want to check the full range of DIY investing options, I recommend…

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undervalued stocks

As many of you know, I use the dividend investing strategy for the Canadian portion of my portfolio.  To summarize the strategy, I essentially own the largest dividend paying companies that have a history of annually increasing their dividend.  I started building my dividend portfolio many moons ago (around 2008), and it has grown to…

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Investing on your own is not an easy task.  From mutual funds to robo advisors and individual stocks, there are a wide range of strategies, information services and trading platforms to choose from.  It can quickly become overwhelming.  This is where the simplicity of dividend investing really shines. I started investing in mutual funds when…

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Whole Life Insurance For My Children

Determining the best youth bank account in Canada is serious business! Afterall, what’s a parent’s job but to create the conditions for a fulfilling life for his or her progeny?  To do that job well and help their children survive and thrive in the world, parents must pass on critical life skills. Money management is…

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