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 →

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 →

The Harsh Reality of Student Debt

As some of you may have noticed, we took a short break from our weekly blog for the warm summer months. We are now back to business as usual and will be posting regularly. Picking up where we left off, we previously released a couple posts shedding light on the crippling effect of the Canadian... Continue Reading →

Are The Posted Inflation Rates A Lie?

Inflation is a key factor when evaluating an economy. If inflation is at abnormally high levels, there are many negative side effects. These side effects may include the BoC (Bank of Canada) raising interest rates, which as we know, decreases the purchasing power. Inflation can be defined as a 'sustained increase in the general level... Continue Reading →

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