How To Find the Best Chequing Account

by RateHub.ca Last updated on March 22, 2017
Image credit: Juliette Leufke via Unsplash

Everyone has a chequing account. There’s a good chance your parents helped you set up your first account (and that you opened it at the same bank they use), or that you got one as soon as you landed your first job.

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'I have netted almost nothing over the last decade.'

by Invisor Last updated on March 15, 2017
 
This article was originally published on The Globe and Mail.
 
Louise is a 59-year-old self-employed performance artist who is looking to slow down in the next few years and retire at age 65. Her financial goals include some home renovations, paying off her mortgage, buying a new car, building a small cabin, and retiring with $42,000 per year.
 
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Do I Need A Will?

by Invisor Last updated on March 07, 2017

Having a strong financial plan not only allows you and your family to enjoy the things you value, but it also protects you in the case that an accident or death occurs. We’ve talked about making sure you’re protected with proper insurance coverage, but there’s another element to supporting your family when you’re no longer here: keeping an up-to-date will.

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Economic Update February 2017 - Tough on Trade

by Josh Miszk Last updated on March 02, 2017

Global Indices in February

Global markets were relatively flat with investors still undecided on whether to embrace growth in major markets or worry about state impact. Political uncertainty has marred the potential boost from positive global corporate earnings.

Index performance graph

*Equity Indices - FTSE Global Indices in CAD, Bonds - Barclays Global Aggregate Canadian Float Adjusted Board Index

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How to Get on the Right Road to Financial Freedom

by Invisor Last updated on February 22, 2017

Figuring out how to reach your financial goals takes a lot of planning. This thought may be daunting, but thinking about your goals in the same way you would map out a road trip can make planning easier. Now it sounds a little more fun (Florida? The East Coast?) and you can visualize your financial goals with a clear start and destination. Use these tips to ensure a smooth journey for each of your goals, and get on the right road to reaching them. 

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FREE Financial Checklist

by Invisor Last updated on February 17, 2017

Set yourself up for financial success in 2017 with this exercise. 

  • Define your financial goals or check your progress on existing goals. What are you saving towards and what are your timelines?
  • Find out how much you need to save each year to reach those goals. If you need help, work with an advisor and don't hesitate to ask them the right questions
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Does Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Make Sense?

by RateHub.ca Last updated on February 15, 2017
Photo credit: frankieleon

Are credit cards with annual fees worth it? That’s a common question people ask when they’re applying for a new card. Psychologically, for many of us, it doesn’t make sense to pay a fee for a credit card. However, when you look at it from a pure financial point of view, credit cards with an annual fee may very well be worth it.

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What is Risk Tolerance?

by Invisor Last updated on February 08, 2017

Risk plays a big part in your investment plan. Whether you opt for a more conservative route, or prefer a high-risk, high-growth approach, understanding how risk fits into your portfolio is essential in creating a plan that works for your goals.

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Economic Update January 2017: Clarity in Fundamentals During a Time of Uncertainty

by Josh Miszk Last updated on February 01, 2017

It seems as though the first thing on everyone's mind when thinking about January 2017 is the inauguration of Donald Trump and the effect his first few weeks in office have already made globally. Trump's 17 executive orders have stirred reactions which have lifted the Dow Jones Index past 20,000 for the first time, and have simultaneously launched more protests in two weeks than it seems possible to count. Where will this new source of volatility lead us, and what does the resulting unpredictability really mean for your portfolio?

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How to set long-term goals in 2017

by Invisor Last updated on January 25, 2017

For many, ringing in the new year represents goal setting and a new chance to revisit existing objectives. 

Often, these goals can be achieved within the year, like traveling, completing a course, looking for a new job, or finding a new home. 

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