The average expat looking to transfer money from Qatar to Canada, the UK, the Euro zone, New Zealand, or Australia is likely paying a voluntary tax of $1,000 every single year! When I first started researching the options in Qatar for exchanging currency online or in-person, I was stunned by how few people even understood…Read More
I hate hospital rooms! My anxiety increases with every cough and sniffle, plus I hate the fact that I always have to show up 15 minutes early – only to wait an hour in order to get in. So when I sat down to write our Maple review (also known as “Get Maple”), I was…Read More
“Actually, we won’t be around next year, we’re going to teach in Qatar.” “Where???!” “Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Think Dubai, but slightly smaller, slightly slower-paced, and a few years behind – but quickly catching up – in terms of infrastructure and eye-catching skylines. Oh – and they’re hosting the FIFA World Cup in…Read More
The Showdown: Questrade & Questwealth vs Wealthsimple Invest & Wealthsimple Trade Up until last year, 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 a robo advisor. Recently though, we’ve seen Questwealth Portfolios emerge…Read More
When I was asked if I wanted to write a Canadian Legal Wills review in exchange for a free trial of Canada’s best online will kit, I have to admit that I was embarrassed.
You see… until yesterday I didn’t have a will.
I know… statistics show that roughly half of Canadian adults don’t have a will, and only a third or so have one that is up to date.Read More
Robo advisors are becoming more and more popular as an option for Canadian investors. I’ve done a few robo reviews already, and today will be focusing on Questrade’s new robo advisor in this Questwealth Portfolios review. For those familiar with Questrade you might be thinking: ‘wait a minute, doesn’t Questrade already have a robo advisor?’ …Read More
“Robo advisors such as Wealthsimple and Questwealth Portfolios will get their just deserts when the market tanks and all of their clients panic due to a lack of advisor contact.” Critics of online wealth management (aka “robo advisors”) repeated that platitude over and over again these last few years. Sure, these automated index investors were…Read More
Over the last few weeks, several of my neighbors have been eyeing my weekly meal kit delivery service, and asking for my Hello Fresh Review. This new trend makes sense given how many of us are cooking from home more these days – while trying to limit our grocery store trips. I’d gotten a few…Read More