Is the economy built by the creators of Animal Crossing functional? Can you learn anything about the actual economy from it? Will a boar come and deliver turnips to us in real life anytime soon? We turned to Ben Reeves, CIO of Wealthsimple, to help us understand the world (both virtual and real).
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She always wanted to cook and never thought much about money. But life gets strange when everyone’s wondering what to do with half a pound of broccoli and some dry kidney beans and you know the answer. The chef and cookbook author on her pandemic money story.
The maker of the underground hit “Chonto,” writer on “Silicon Valley,” and author of "Cherry on Top" took a circuitous route to Hollywood success. A route that ran through the grocery store deli counter.
Judith Maria Bradley was just named finalist for model of the year in Canada. And she didn’t start modelling until age 70. The Money Diary of a woman with a second act (and a third and a fourth)
Brandi Leifso is a high school dropout, a survivor of domestic violence, and the founder of a beauty empire that’s taking the world by storm.
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If your income has taken a hit and you have to tap into savings (or debt), how you do it is important. Here’s our guide to which accounts to pull from, how to avoid penalties and fees and taxes, and everything else you need so it's easy to get back on track when this is over.
On one hand, it seems like if you’re ever going to try doing your own taxes online, 2020 is the moment. On the other hand, doing your own taxes online still sounds awful. To help make that decision easier, here’s a quick guide to what using SimpleTax actually entails.
Money books are important, but they’re not all very good. So in order not to have to read all of them, we asked everyone from MIT professors to the founders of Wealthsimple to name their favourite.
Yipes, we’re mere days away from the (extended) filing deadline. But also: relax, because we got the experts at Wealthsimple and SimpleTax—now part of the same simple-named company!—to answer your seven burning (and actually not very hard questions) to help you get it right.
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Our new portfolios outperformed our old portfolios (not to mention Canada’s largest mutual funds). Of course, no one should focus on short-term performance, but a look at why these changes worked will help you understand why not all diversification is created equal.
Yep, the new Wealthsimple do-everything cash account comes with a 0.9% savings rate, a nifty new cash card, and no account fees. And that’s just the beginning.
Why are we telling the story of where we came from now? Because it’s got a lot to do with where Wealthsimple is going.
If you love SimpleTax (or don’t know you love it yet) you’ll be thrilled to know it’s now another way Wealthsimple is making your money life better.
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We charted what our clients did on our Trade app as the price of TSLA rose roughly 40% in just two days last week. And what it showed us was how emotion and hype can affect not just the stock market but our individual bottom lines.
Anne Helen Petersen, journalist and author of the forthcoming book "Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation", explains how things are different for the generation the world seems to love to hate.
How much will it cost to have a cat — this year, next year, for the rest of its natural born life? We did some math.
No. We’re not being hyberbolic. (Yes we are.) But as folks who like trades (be they in financial markets or the NBA), here’s our argument that the Kawhi Leonard trade was the best in NBA history.
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Today we challenge WS’s investment experts with a taste of their own medicine: If stocks have the best returns, and their risk is minimal if your timetable is long enough... why are there bonds in my portfolio?
We answer your burning money questions. In this edition: what active managers do well and what they don’t do well.
We rounded up our Portfolio Managers and asked them which things pretty much everyone wants to know.
If you want to know if our fees are worth it, read this, see the services we provide, and decide for yourself. (We're pretty confident.)
To be honest, says our fearless columnist, she's been there! Except in reverse. Her advice: Boundaries, communication, and more boundaries. And then: a ton of support.
In this special edition, our guest Ms. Etiquette tackles the thorny task of dealing with a whole mess of people who want to hang out but don’t necessarily have the same budget.
It’s that time of year, when you tip those wonderful people who help you live your life – the babysitter, the hair stylist, the handyman, the doorman, the house cleaner. Yet you have zero idea how much to give. Our fearless columnist takes on holiday tipping.
Our columnist takes on the conundrum of wanting to be responsible but not being able to afford sustainable body wash and eco jeans. Hint: it’s not about what you buy.
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Our new Money Diaries series tells stories of humans whose lives have been upended by this crisis. In this edition we meet four businesses (the owner of a bunker company, a bespoke distiller, a day-trading celebrity, and a bidet magnate) that took unexpected turns.
Our virus-era Money Diaries series tells stories of humans whose lives, financial and otherwise, have been upended. In our first edition: a grocery clerk, a weed dealer, the author Jon Mooallem, a restaurant manager, and a male escort.
Say you’re a millennial who came of age right at the cusp of the Great Recession. Or you didn’t start investing because you were freaked out by that recession. Or you had student loans weighing you down. And now the ride is over. What to do if you missed the bull market?
Financial disruption has been coming fast and furious. In the midst, interest rates have been slashed to near zero. Here’s how to understand what that means, and what it’ll do to your mortgage, your savings account, and your investments.