The Ultimate Showdown: Questrade & Questwealth [Robos] vs Wealthsimple Invest & Wealthsimple Trade [Brokerages] Up until two years ago, investors looking to cut their investment fees to a minimum could choose to go with Questrade if they wanted an online discount brokerage and Wealthsimple if they wanted the ultimate in cheap, hands-off automated investing via Canada’s best…

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Want to get paid a tax-free salary while working in a place where you don’t need to own a jacket or winter boots? Here’s the nuts-and-bolts behind how my wife and I are enjoying deduction-free salaries, and watching our tax-free investment portfolios grow, while living in a world-class city. If you’re a longtime reader of…

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When I talked to several non-resident tax and investment specialists during my Covid quarantine-induced expat research frenzy, the topic that kept coming up as “the most common mistake amongst expats” was insurance. As the least sexy topic in a field of study not known for being particularly sexy, insurance has long been the forgotten dance…

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January 25th – 29th, 2021 is the week the stock market embraced full insanity – PhD theses will eventually be written about what just occurred in the stock market this week.  One day smart people will be able to explain to what degree various factors contributed to the illogically hilarious/fun/dangerous ride that stocks such as Gamestop (GME), Blackberry (BB), NOKIA (NOK), and AMC (AMC) took us on over the past few days

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The ease of using Canada’s most international big bank is unparalleled.  It has all the brick-and-mortar corner location convenience, coupled with an excellent online platform.  You can easily shuffle money between chequing and savings accounts – and the Free premium credit card – two of Canada’s top options – what puts this package over the…

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