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RESP in Canada – Rules, Eligibility & Optimal Strategy

By FT May 18, 2024

An RESP, or Registered Education Savings Plan, is a registered tax-deferred investment account designed to help pay for a child’s education.  In other words, RESPs…

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Questrade Review 2024

By FT February 29, 2024

Is Questrade Safe & Secure? One of the most common questions that I have gotten in the comments below is: Is investing my money through…

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Simplii Financial Review

By Kornel November 16, 2023

If you prefer to do all your banking from the comfort of your home and don’t mind not having access to face-to-face help if required,…

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Indexed Family Education Fund (RESP) Portfolio Update – 2022 Edition

By FT January 29, 2022

Welcome to the annual Registered Education Saving Plan (RESP) update where I show transparency on our indexed investment strategy to help pay for our children’s…

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My Favorite Free Personal Finance Apps

By FT September 23, 2020

Readers often ask what my favourite personal finance apps are. It’s not an easy question to answer, as the apps we choose are highly personalized…

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Is Hello Fresh Worth It?

By Kyle Prevost May 3, 2020

Reviewing the Cost of Meal Kits During the Pandemic Over the last few weeks, several of my neighbors have been eyeing my weekly meal kit…

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Free Stock Trading in Canada 2024

By Hannah July 18, 2024

The best free stock trading apps in Canada can help you cut fees to the bone, and DIY invest yourself to a substantial nest egg.…

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VEQT ETF 2024 Review

By FT July 14, 2024

As one of the Best ETFs in Canada, it made sense to take a deeper dive into one of my favourites with an in-depth VEQT…

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Investing in Canadian Retail Stocks 2024

By Dale Roberts July 7, 2024

It is no secret that the Canadian stock market is not very well diversified by sector. Canada is largely financial, energy and materials, with all…

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Cheap International Money Transfer (Cheaper than Wise*)

By Kyle Prevost July 3, 2024

The cost of transferring money internationally to a bank account abroad – or just exchanging one currency for another – is likely to be higher…

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EQ Bank vs Wealthsimple Cash

By FT June 29, 2024

We throw the name EQ Bank around here quite frequently as it is our top rated online bank in Canada. And most people have heard…

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Stocktrades ETF Insights Review

By FT June 22, 2024

What Is Stocktrades ETF Insights? ETF Insights is a platform that wants to help you cut through the noise, and select the best ETF for…

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Best Short Term Investments in Canada 2024

By FT June 18, 2024

The best short term investments in Canada continue to reward GIC customers, as well as those interested in the new EQ Notice Account. It’s tough…

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RRSP vs IPP for Canadian Business Owners

By Kyle Prevost June 15, 2024

In my recent articles about paying yourself in salary vs dividends from a CCPC, as well as investing within a Canadian corporation, we explored the…

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Motive Financial Review 2024

By Jordan June 15, 2024

What Is Motive Financial? Motive Financial, which is under the Canadian Western Bank, is one of Canada’s best known online banks. They offer chequing, savings,…

Scotiabank Review: Chequing, Banking & Credit Card Package

By Kyle Prevost June 14, 2024

Selling a Business to Retire in Canada

By Kyle Prevost June 8, 2024

Best Online Banks in Canada 2024

By FT June 5, 2024

Investing Inside a Corporation for Retirement in Canada

By Kyle Prevost June 1, 2024

EQ Bank Review 2024

By Kornel June 1, 2024

 EQ Notice: NEW Account from EQ Bank

By FT May 30, 2024

How to Become a Millionaire in Canada

By FT May 28, 2024

Tangerine vs EQ Bank Comparison 2024

By Kyle Prevost May 28, 2024

PolicyMe Review (Term & Critical Illness Insurance Online)

By Kyle Prevost May 26, 2024

RESP in Canada – Rules, Eligibility & Optimal Strategy

By FT May 18, 2024

Best High Yield Canadian Stocks 2024

By FT May 4, 2024

Best GIC Rates in Canada 2024

By Kyle Prevost May 4, 2024

Wealth Management Companies in Canada 2024

By Kyle Prevost May 2, 2024

Best Low Risk Investments in Canada Right Now (May 2024)

By FT May 1, 2024

Best Stock Trading Apps in Canada

By FT April 29, 2024

Best Swap ETFs in Canada: Horizons Total Return Funds

By Kyle Prevost April 27, 2024

Canada’s 2024 Budget – New Taxes on Capital Gains

By Kyle Prevost April 17, 2024

Salary vs Dividends in Canadian Corporations: Paying Yourself as a Small Business Owner

By Kyle Prevost April 13, 2024

CCPC Taxation: Canadian Corporations for Small Business Owners

By Kyle Prevost April 6, 2024

XEQT ETF 2024 Review

By FT March 31, 2024

Home Equity in Retirement – Reverse Mortgages vs HELOCs vs Downsizing

By Kyle Prevost March 16, 2024

Best Financial Advisors in Canada

By Kyle Prevost March 2, 2024

The Best Joint Bank Accounts in Canada

By FT March 1, 2024 Comments Off on The Best Joint Bank Accounts in Canada

48 Best ETFs in Canada – June 2024

By FT February 29, 2024

Questrade Review 2024

By FT February 29, 2024

Investing In Canadian Wide Moat Stocks

By Dale Roberts February 27, 2024

Is National Bank Stock a Good Buy Right Now?

By FT February 23, 2024

Is BCE Stock a Good Buy Right Now?

By FT February 23, 2024

Is CNR Stock A Good Buy Right Now?

By FT February 21, 2024

Managing Money In Retirement – Investing with Cognitive Decline

By Kyle Prevost February 17, 2024

OAS in Canada: Clawbacks, Eligibility and Payment Dates

By Kyle Prevost February 10, 2024

Questrade vs Interactive Brokers

By Jordan February 5, 2024

CPP Ultimate Guide – Eligibility, Payment Dates, Withdrawals & More

By Kyle Prevost February 3, 2024

Questrade vs Qtrade in 2024

By FT February 3, 2024

Webull Canada Review

By FT January 31, 2024

Retirement Planning in Canada (RRSP Season)

By Kyle Prevost January 20, 2024

Qtrade Promo Code 2024

By Jordan January 19, 2024

Do I Need an Accountant To Do My Taxes?

By FT January 16, 2024

Neo Everyday (Formerly Money) Account Review

By Meg January 13, 2024

Best USD Bank Accounts in Canada 2024

By FT January 10, 2024

Is Robinhood Available in Canada?

By FT January 10, 2024

Neo Financial Mastercard Review 2024

By Kyle Prevost January 9, 2024

Canada’s Best Energy Dividend Stocks 2024

By Dale Roberts January 5, 2024

Working After Retirement in Canada

By Kyle Prevost January 2, 2024

Is Algonquin Power Stock A Good Buy in 2024?

By FT December 28, 2023

Investing in Annuities in Canada – Buying a Pension for Life

By Kyle Prevost December 16, 2023

The 5 Best Defensive Stocks in Canada for 2024

By FT November 26, 2023

Simplii Financial Review

By Kornel November 16, 2023

Financial Freedom Update Nov 2023 – $78.8k in Dividend Income!

By FT November 11, 2023

Edward Jones Review (Canada)

By FT November 5, 2023

Tangerine Bank Review 2024

By Kornel October 26, 2023

Is Air Canada Stock A Good Buy in 2024?

By FT October 7, 2023

The 11 Best Cash ETFs in Canada (Plus HISA ETFs and Money Market ETFs)

By Kyle Prevost September 30, 2023

Is Rogers Stock A Good Buy in 2024?

By FT September 30, 2023

4 Steps for a Worry Free Retirement Course Review by Frugal Trader

By FT September 23, 2023

4 Steps to a Worry-Free Retirement in Canada

By Kyle Prevost September 17, 2023

Wealthsimple Tax Review (Formerly SimpleTax)

By Dale Roberts September 16, 2023

Interactive Brokers Canada Review 2024

By Jordan September 5, 2023

Is Telus Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT August 30, 2023

Wealthsimple Trade Review 2024

By Meg August 21, 2023

Is BNS Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT August 20, 2023

Investing In Gold In Canada 2024

By FT August 18, 2023

Financial Freedom Update Aug 2023 – $77.8k in Dividend Income!

By FT August 5, 2023

Is Shopify Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT July 30, 2023

Canadian Value Stocks – Top 10 Picks March 2024

By FT July 23, 2023

Is Enbridge Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT July 15, 2023

Is Suncor a Good Stock to Buy in 2024?

By FT July 9, 2023

Best Bank Account for Seniors in Canada 2024

By Yang July 6, 2023

Best Long-Term Investments in Canada 2024

By Lindsey June 27, 2023

Best Utility Stocks in Canada 2024

By FT June 24, 2023

The Best Low Cost Ways to Convert CAD to USD

By FT June 19, 2023

The Best Aeroplan Credit Cards in Canada 2024

By Meg June 16, 2023

The Best Secured Credit Cards in Canada 2024

By Meg June 14, 2023

Best Canadian Inflation Stocks for Hedging Investments

By Kyle Prevost June 11, 2023

Best Low Interest Credit Cards in Canada

By Meg June 6, 2023

Bond ETFs vs GICs vs High Interest Savings Accounts

By FT June 4, 2023

Is TD Bank Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT June 3, 2023

You Need a Budget (YNAB) Canada Review

By Meg June 2, 2023

Amex Gold Rewards Card Review 2024

By Meg May 29, 2023

Canadian Stock Market vs U.S. Stock Market in 2024

By FT May 28, 2023

Is RBC Stock a Good Buy in 2024?

By FT May 21, 2023

RBC InvestEase Review 2024

By Jordan May 17, 2023

Tangerine World Mastercard Review

By Meg May 11, 2023

Finances After The Death of a Spouse – Creating a “Just In Case” Checklist

By Kyle Prevost May 7, 2023

TFSA vs RRSP- Which One is Better?

By Marc April 20, 2023

Questrade vs BMO InvestorLine – 2024 Comparison

By Jordan April 20, 2023

13 Top Tax Breaks for Seniors in Canada

By Kyle Prevost April 9, 2023

Five Years into the Vanguard All-In-One Revolution

By Kyle Prevost March 26, 2023

motusbank Review 2024

By Kyle Prevost March 23, 2023

Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards in Canada 2024

By Meg March 13, 2023

Justwealth Review 2024

By Hannah March 8, 2023

The Best REIT ETFs in Canada For 2024

By FT March 5, 2023

Life Insurance for Seniors in Canada

By Kyle Prevost February 19, 2023

Wealthsimple vs. BMO in 2024

By Meg February 14, 2023

Long-Term Care Insurance In Canada: Do I Need It?

By Kyle Prevost February 12, 2023

Best Credit Cards in Canada 2024

By Meg February 9, 2023

Top 10 Wealthiest Canadians in 2024

By FT February 1, 2023

Wealthsimple vs. RBC InvestEase – 2024 Comparison

By Meg February 1, 2023

The Best Investments for Canadian Retirees: Stocks vs ETFs vs Robo Advisors

By FT January 28, 2023

Top Blue Chip Stocks in Canada for 2024

By FT January 27, 2023

Wealthsimple Crypto Review

By Meg January 25, 2023

Best Canadian Robo Advisors 2024

By FT January 21, 2023

Pre and Post Market Trading in Canada

By FT January 13, 2023

Smith Manoeuvre Portfolio – 2022 Update

By FT December 24, 2022

A Frugal Guide to Healthy Living in Canada

By Meg December 18, 2022

Spousal RRSPs in Canada

By Yang December 15, 2022

RRSP vs RRIF: Conversion, Ages, Penalties, Withdrawal Minimums

By Kyle Prevost December 10, 2022

Financial Freedom Update Oct 2022 Update ($73k in Dividend Income!)

By FT November 17, 2022

Best Canadian Telco Dividend Stocks 2024

By Dale Roberts November 10, 2022

Canada Personal Pensions: Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution Plans

By Kyle Prevost November 6, 2022

How to Invest With Little to No Money

By Lindsey October 22, 2022

Canadian Undervalued Stocks January 2024

By FT October 12, 2022

Investing in Canadian REITs in 2024

By Dale Roberts October 11, 2022

Don’t Miss the 2022 Canadian Financial Summit

By FT October 9, 2022

How Much Do Canadians Spend In Retirement?

By Kyle Prevost September 17, 2022

Should You Buy VBAL ETF? My VBAL Review

By Lindsey September 16, 2022

Best Real Estate Stocks in Canada 2024

By FT September 11, 2022

Qtrade Guided Portfolios Review 2024 – Performance, Fees & More

By FT September 3, 2022

Best Cannabis Stocks in Canada 2024

By FT August 28, 2022

Best Tech Stocks in Canada For 2024

By FT August 21, 2022

Best Mining Stocks in Canada For 2024

By James August 14, 2022

AvaTrade Canada Review 2024

By Lindsey August 6, 2022

ZGRO ETF Review

By Lindsey July 31, 2022

Best Canadian Healthcare Stocks For 2024

By Marc July 17, 2022

Is Buying a New Vehicle a Bad Investment?

By Michelle Bates July 2, 2022

Best Prepaid Credit Cards in Canada

By Meg July 1, 2022

Best Emerging Market ETFs to Buy in Canada 2024

By FT June 25, 2022

Best Pipeline Dividend Stocks In Canada 2024

By FT June 19, 2022

Can Side Hustles Actually Make Me Money?

By Guest Blogger June 9, 2022

Best Industrial Stocks in Canada For 2024

By FT June 4, 2022

Investing in Canadian Airline Stocks 2024

By FT May 25, 2022

What To Do When the Stock Market Crashes

By Kyle Prevost May 15, 2022

Credit Karma Canada Review 2024

By Meg May 12, 2022

Best Finance and Investing Books

By Meg May 7, 2022

Best Crypto Platforms and Apps in Canada 2024

By Meg April 13, 2022

Best Renewable Energy Stocks in Canada 2024

By FT April 10, 2022

Best Money-Making Apps in Canada 2024

By Meg March 23, 2022

How To Retire Early in Canada

By Meg March 10, 2022

Homeowners: Create Cash-Flow and Tax Write-Offs Using a Debt Conversion Strategy

By Romana King March 5, 2022

Best Budgeting Apps For Canadians in 2024

By Lindsey February 27, 2022

Make Money Online in Canada 2024

By Lindsey February 20, 2022

Indexed Family Education Fund (RESP) Portfolio Update – 2022 Edition

By FT January 29, 2022

How to Earn Passive Income in Canada 2024

By Lindsey January 17, 2022

Vanguard Canada Index ETFs vs Mutual Funds

By Kyle Prevost January 14, 2022

Book Review – Balance: How to Invest and Spend for Happiness, Health, and Wealth

By Kyle Prevost January 9, 2022

How To Track Your Net Worth

By FT January 6, 2022

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Review 2024

By Meg December 24, 2021

How To Invest In IPO Stocks In Canada

By Marc December 5, 2021

Common Myths About Stock Market Risk

By Ed Rempel November 11, 2021

How To Pay Off Your Mortgage In 3 Years

By FT November 5, 2021

Questrade Launches a New Mobile App

By Jordan October 1, 2021

Multiple Credit Card Strategy in Canada

By Meg September 30, 2021

Financial Freedom Update Sept 2021 – Market Highs Edition

By FT September 11, 2021

Teaching, Saving, and Investing – 5 Takeaways On Our 1-Year Expat-aversary

By Kyle Prevost August 29, 2021

MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus Mastercard Review

By Meg August 11, 2021

Mortgage Rates Are Higher On Investment Properties – How Can You Reduce Them?

By LowestRates.ca August 1, 2021

CIBC Aeroplan Visa Review 2024

By Meg July 27, 2021

Enriched Academy Review

By Guest Blogger July 25, 2021

BMO CashBack World Elite Mastercard Review

By Meg July 20, 2021

Best Canadian Student Credit Cards For 2024

By Meg July 14, 2021

Buying a House in Canada – Why I Can’t Wait To NOT Be a Homeowner

By Kyle Prevost July 10, 2021

Instantly Minimize Charges and Bank Fees in Canada

By Yang July 4, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Peer-to-Peer Lending in Canada

By Hannah June 27, 2021

Canada’s Purpose Longevity Pension Fund: Is It a Guaranteed 6.15% Pension for Life?

By Kyle Prevost June 19, 2021

Have I Given Up on the Smith Manoeuvre?

By FT June 12, 2021

Best Strategies to Hedge Against Stock Market Downfall

By Yang May 29, 2021

Willful Review 2024

By Jordan April 19, 2021

Questrade vs Virtual Brokers: 2024 Broker Showdown

By Jordan April 14, 2021

Snag Your Free Canadian Expat eBook

By Kyle Prevost March 28, 2021

Financial Freedom Update (Q1) 2021 – First Update of the Year

By FT March 14, 2021

Insurance and Wills for Canadian Expats

By Kyle Prevost February 27, 2021

Indexed Family Education Fund (RESP) Portfolio Update – 2021 Edition

By FT February 7, 2021

Should You Bet Your House on Blackberry?

By Kyle Prevost January 28, 2021

The Best ETFs for Canadian Expats Around the World

By Kyle Prevost December 13, 2020

Eirene Cremations Review

By Kornel December 2, 2020

My Favorite Free Personal Finance Apps

By FT September 23, 2020

PC Money Account Review – Loblaws Resurrects a New PC Financial No Fee Account

By Kyle Prevost September 15, 2020

Is Hello Fresh Worth It?

By Kyle Prevost May 3, 2020

An Intelligent Conversation About Health and Investing In a COVID-19 World

By Kyle Prevost April 24, 2020

A Serious Look at Canadian Finance and Investing AC (After Covid)

By Kyle Prevost March 19, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Sell It All

By Kyle Prevost March 13, 2020

Breakdown of Our Expenses in 2015

By FT April 4, 2016

Consumer Price Index (CPI): How Does It Affect Me?

By Sean Cooper December 5, 2012

Canada’s Most Expensive and Lowest Cost MBA Programs

By FT November 7, 2011

Does Your Advisor have Your Best Interest at Heart?

By Guest Blogger October 8, 2009

What’s Important About Money to You?

By Ed Rempel September 22, 2009

Sunday Morning Reading – August 3, 2008

By FT August 3, 2008

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