Personal Finance 101

Personal finance is the art of managing your money. How much to save, where to invest and how to budget. None of us are born knowing how to put together a smart, simple financial plan. That’s why we’re here.

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Investing

Investing 101: Investing Basics For Beginners

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Want to invest like a pro? Learn the basics of investing from us and we'll have you on the road to investing in no time.

How the Stock Market Works

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Losing sleep wondering how the stock market works? Today's your lucky day. We'll impart all you need to know to become a market pro in...

Active vs Passive Investing

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Not sure of the difference between these two investment philosophies? Not for long you're not! We'll set you straight and even tell you...

Financial Advisors: How To Choose & The Cost

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Find out exactly what a financial advisor does, what they cost, and why you might need one. We'll also give you our best advice...

How to Invest Money Wisely

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All the fundamentals the beginning investor should know to make wise investment decisions. Find out how and where you should invest your...

Best Investing Strategies

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There's no one-size-fits-all best investing strategy—everyone's needs and goals are different. But there are some basics that most...

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Saving

Best High-Interest Savings Accounts in Canada

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Find best high interest savings accounts in Canada using our 2019 comparison. We provide tips on choosing and compare accounts...

How To Save Money - Top Saving Tips

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You're wondering how to save money. It can be tough, but we have all the tips and tactics you need to get started saving money.

How to Save for a House

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Advice, tips and tricks you need to save for your dream home. Find out how to save for a downpayment and a house itself.

What Is A Savings Account? And How Do They Work

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Wondering what a savings account is? We'll explain what they are, how savings accounts work, how to open one and calculate the...

What is Wealthsimple Save?

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Find out everyhting you need to know about Wealthsimple Save.

How much cash should I keep as emergency savings?

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The general rule of thumb is that you should have three to six months of expenses saved away.

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What is a TFSA & How Does It Work?

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A TFSA is about the most versatile account ever devised for Canadians who don't like paying taxes. Read on for a primer on everything...

What is an RRSP & How Does It Work?

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An RRSP happens to be the most important account for every Canadian who hopes to build a nice little retirement nest egg. Read on to...

Chequing vs Savings Account

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What's the difference between a savings and chequing account — we compare them both and let you in on the pros and cons of each.

What's an RESP & How it Works

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An RESP is an investment account designed to help you save for a child's education.

What's a corporate account?

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It's the answer to a question as old as the CRA.

What's a LIRA?

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It's an account that lets you roll over money from a pension account after you leave your job.

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Finance

How to Make a Budget

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It's never too late to learn one of the most essential life skills: making and sticking to a budget. Let us show you how to budget like a...

How to Switch Banks

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If your current bank isn’t meeting your needs, it’s time for a change. These steps will teach you how to switch banks.

What’s a good credit score?

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Here’s the simple, three-digit answer you’re likely seeking. Anything above 700 is considered a “good” credit score.

How To Make Money Online

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Making extra money used to require working nights at the mall and spending your Saturday nights babysitting someone else’s kids. While...

The Ultimate Guide to Money Management

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Managing your money is deceptively difficult. Even those with a lot of it can easily put themselves in a financial hole. And those who...

How to Prepare for a Recession

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While we like to talk about “the economy” as if it’s a static entity, it’s actually more like a living, changing ecosystem. It...

Retirement

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Retirement

Retirement Planning: A Step by Step Guide

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We aim to provide easy-to-follow advice about retirement for everyone, from recent university grad whippersnappers to those who...

When Can I Retire?

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Flummoxed about the exact age you should retire? This easily-followed guide will provide you with all the factors you'll need to take into...

Retirement Strategies

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Retirement can be your second childhood—but hopefully with a lot more money. We've got a few helpful financial strategies to keep your...

How to Retire Early

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Done with being a working stiff and ready to let loose as a spry young retiree? We've got your guide to retiring early. Really early.

Financial Independence Retire Early

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Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) is becoming increasingly popular among millennials who want to leave the rat race of normal...

How Long Will My Retirement Savings Last?

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Find out how long your retirement savings will last and what you can do to extend that time regardless of how much you have.

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How to Invest in Index Funds

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Index funds function like a slice of a particular index market by mirroring its composition and performance. This can be great for passive investors, but also comes with some caveats.

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RRSP vs TFSA

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We love both RRSPs and TFSAs, and both have their irresistible features. Learn all about them here

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How Long Will My Retirement Savings Last?

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Find out how long your retirement savings will last and what you can do to extend that time regardless of how much you have.

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TFSA Withdrawal – Top Things to Know

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You want to take money out of your TFSA. Here's everything you need to know about withdrawal fees, penalties, taxes and more.

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How to Buy Stocks - Beginners Guide

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Easy-to-follow instructions to get you started buying, selling and hopefully making money investing in stocks.

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When can and should I write my will?

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You can start at 18. When you should start depends on a few things.

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