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ESG and What it’s Doing to the World

ESG and What it’s Doing to the World

By now, everyone has sat in, or wanted to sit in, their friend's Tesla. It seems as though everyone knows a guy who knows a guy who owns an Electric Vehicle (EV for short), and they all boast about how environmentally conscious it is. A few years back, I worked at a...

Not the B-Word!

Not the B-Word!

New Year, New You Sometimes when I'm trying to find a blog topic, I try to get super creative. I envision questions that people may have in relation to what's going on in the world and I try to give some form of analysis or opinion to further educate my readers. My...

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),...

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