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Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman has been writing for over 20 years and investing for the past 10 years. He currently writes about personal finance and investing for Wealthsimple. Andrew's past work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Magazine and Wired. Television appearances include NBC's Today show as well as Fox News. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) from the University of Texas. He and his wife Robin live in Westport, Connecticut with their two boys and a Bedlington terrier. In his spare time, he hosts “The Originals" podcast.

Perhaps your baby has the investing talent to work on Bay Street while still in diapers. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but babies are legally forbidden from investing.

Because the government doesn’t trust minors to make informed investment decisions, you must be the age of majority in your province in order to open a trading account. Eighteen is that magic age in most provinces. There is, however, one phenomenal way to allow any Canadian kids to be able benefit from Wealthsimple’s wise financial advice. Open an RESP in their name and start investing for her higher education.

Last Updated November 7, 2018

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