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TD Direct Investing Review 2020: Trading Fees, ETFs, and Brokerage Account Options

By Justin Bouchard / October 24, 2020 /

The TD Direct Investing online discount brokerage is amongst the most popular of Canada’s online discount brokerages.  TD has consistently been on the forefront over the last decade as investors have moved from expensive “full service brokers”, to the much cheaper discount broker model that we see today.  As one of Canada’s largest companies and…

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RBC Direct Investing Review 2020: Trading Fees, ETFs and Brokerage Account Options

By Justin Bouchard / October 18, 2020 /

The RBC Direct Investing online broker is amongst the most popular of Canada’s online discount brokerages.  As one of Canada’s largest companies and most well-known brands, it should come as no surprise that RBC’s online broker is used by so many.  That said, is RBC Direct Investing your best broker choice?  Read our full review…

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Scotia iTrade Online Brokerage Review 2020: Trading Fees, ETFs, TFSAs, and RRSPs

By FT / October 4, 2020 /

The Scotiabank trading platform has long been one of the most popular amongst Canada’s online discount brokers. With a history of stability in Canada that stretches all the way back to 1832, the Bank of Nova Scotia is often referred to as Canada’s most international bank. Below is our full Scotia iTrade review, including the…

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Dividend Stocks Rock Review 2020

By Kornel / October 4, 2020 /

Investing on your own is not an easy task. From mutual funds to individual stocks, there is a wide range of strategies, information services and trading platforms to choose from. It can become overwhelming. I started investing at the age of 16 through mutual funds. Since then, I evolved into a mix of ETFs and…

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Virtual Brokers Review 2020: Fees, ETFs, and Account Options

By Justin Bouchard / September 27, 2020 /

As one of Canada’s best online discount brokerages, Virtual Brokers’ trading fees and pricing has consistently been on the leading edge of cutting costs since they entered the market back in 2009. In 2020, Virtual Brokers continues to shine when it comes to fees and pricing for self-directed investors.  The company is a subsidiary of…

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

By Kyle Prevost / September 15, 2020 /

Note: We’ll be updating our PC Money Account Review as the details get fleshed out and the introduction promo offer codes get created. For many years, the options for  no-fee chequing accounts in Canada were limited to two competitors: PC Financial and ING/Tangerine.  When Loblaws decided they didn’t want to worry about daily banking accounts…

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CI Direct Investing Review 2020 (Formerly WealthBar) – The Robo Advisor for Canadian Expats

By Kyle Prevost / September 13, 2020 /

With CI Financial recently purchasing WealthBar and rebranding to CI Direct Investing, we thought it was the perfect time to write an updated CI Direct Investing review for 2020. What is CI Direct Investing and Is It a Robo Advisor?  CI Direct Investing is a combination of an automated investing platform and a personal financial…

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SimpleTax Review: File Your Canadian Tax Return for Free

By Dale Roberts / July 31, 2020 /

Who likes doing taxes, raise your hand. If you enjoy doing taxes you are likely an accountant, or you are one of a very select group who enjoys anything to do with numbers. Most of us would put completing our tax returns on the same level as going to the dentist.  What may be worse than…

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