Finance Tips for the Millennial

With the new year now just underway, we have decided to start a new segment on our blog. Each post will focus on a specific age group. As we age and journey through life we also go through very different financial stages. There are five general financial life stages: Early Earning Years (20-30), Family Commitment... Continue Reading →

5-Step Guide to a Stress Free Retirement

With 2019 only a few short weeks away, many will be looking forward to putting in their retirement notice. Retirement should be a stress-free time. A time where we enjoy friends, family, hobbies, or other great things life has to offer. However, not everyone's retirement is like that. To start your retirement on the right... Continue Reading →

Is Your Investment Portfolio Underperforming?

In life, a lot of value is given to performance. In sports, good performance merits more playing time. On the job, good performance can be rewarded with promotions, raises, and formal and informal leadership. How well someone or something performs can be very important. No matter the scenario, there are many different ways of measuring... Continue Reading →

4 Reasons to Max Out Your TFSA

With the recent updates that have come to the Tax-Free Savings Account for 2019, we thought it would be beneficial to discuss TFSA's in more detail. Before we get into recent events and benefits surrounding TFSA it would be worthwhile to look at the history of TFSA's. Tax Free-Savings accounts started in 2009, and originally had... Continue Reading →

5 Money Mistakes Millennials Must Avoid

A while back we talked about the 5 big mistakes to avoid during retirement. This week we want to focus on financial mistakes to avoid when you're younger. A lot of time younger people downplay financial decisions because "retirement is still so far away". However, the financial decisions that we make now can have an... Continue Reading →

What is True Diversification?

In last weeks blog post we talked about a technical concept called "Upside/Downside capture" (If you haven't read that yet click here). In order for a portfolio to have good upside and downside capture, there needs to be proper diversification. What is diversification? Diversification is a way of systematically spreading your investment assets around so... Continue Reading →

Why You Shouldn’t Cosign a Loan

In the world that we live in today, most people will carry debt at some point. Being approved for and paying for debt becomes a lot easier and more affordable with a high credit score (read about why your credit score matters). However, when someone doesn't have a good credit score, being approved for a... Continue Reading →

You Shouldn’t Rely on Government Benefits

The American Social Security system has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, many questioning its sustainability. With the potential downfall of American social security, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the current status of the Canadian government benefit system. The main government benefit in Canada is the Canadian Pension... Continue Reading →

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