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…

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Similar to the end of the year tax tips, there are certain financial to-do items to start off the year on a strong note.  To keep myself on track, here is the checklist that I use at the beginning of the year that may help you as well. 1.  Set Financial Intentions  Day to day life…

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rules of personal finance

I was going through my Twitter feed the other day and came across an article titled “The New Rules of Personal Finance” (link) that caught my eye. My first thought was that, could there be “new” rules to personal finance?  Are there any hard and fast “rules” to begin with?  Maybe a better word instead…

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This post was originaly written in 2009 (yes 2009!) and I thought it would be interesting to see how and if things have changed over the past decade.  Do the rich continue to get richer?  Are there new editions to the list of super wealthy Canadians? I received the newest edition of Canadian Business (list)…

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Way back in 2007 when this blog was in its first year of existence, I wrote about high-interest savings accounts.  In the early days, I had a large portion of my savings sitting in cash and the interest rates were decent. After the financial crisis in 2008, interest rates dropped to stimulate the economy, which…

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