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Factcheck your Finances: Understanding the Cost of Investing

Factcheck your Finances: Understanding the Cost of Investing

Any service has a cost. If I were to call a plumber, I would be charged a fee for the service call as well as the repair cost. That's over and above the cost of his or her labour. The benefit to me is that I get to enjoy a working tap or a drain that keeps water from...

By the Letter: The Benefits Behind Financial Education

By the Letter: The Benefits Behind Financial Education

I've worked in a few industries. When I first graduated high school, I moved to Sudbury where I would thrust myself into emergency medicine. I graduated from Cambrian College and started a career as an Advanced Care Paramedic with the City of Greater Sudbury. Through...

Risky Business: The Efficient Frontier

Risky Business: The Efficient Frontier

I was reading an article the other day about the risks associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Don't worry, this is not an article focused on vaccines and whether or not they work! This article simply had me thinking about risk and how everyone talks about risk...

The Novice Investor: Cryptocurrency

The Novice Investor: Cryptocurrency

The Novice Investor: Cryptocurrency However you get your news, it is almost impossible to not hear murmurings of what's going on in the financial world. For myself, I receive updates from CBC, Globe and Mail, social media, as well as various investment companies. The...

What Lies Ahead…

What Lies Ahead…

As I prepare for each week, I like to do my own recap of the markets. I look at trends over the last week and scale it back to the month and quarter to see how the big picture evolves. Even though everyone is linking the market depression to COVID-19 (which is fair),...

In Times of Turmoil

In Times of Turmoil

I don't think anyone would be confident in saying that they are comfortable in times of turmoil. Whether we're talking about finances or family, by definition, turmoil is a distruptive force that can shake the "norm". Though we are currently facing a "time of turmoil"...

‘Tis the Season…RRSP Season

‘Tis the Season…RRSP Season

Tax-time, also known as RRSP season, can be a crazy time of year. It can be tough to understand if using RRSP's are the best way to enhance your financial situation. Though RRSP's offer the immediate tax relief, they can have a negative affect on other aspects of your...

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