How To Find the Best Chequing Account

by RateHub.ca Last updated on March 22, 2017
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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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Does Paying an Annual Fee for a Credit Card Make Sense?

by RateHub.ca Last updated on February 15, 2017
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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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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Finances in 2017

by Jordann Brown, RateHub.ca Last updated on January 18, 2017

Now that the New Year has come and gone, it's time to start thinking about how you are going to improve yourself in 2017. Maybe you want to return to a regular gym habit or start eating healthier, but have you considered making a commitment to improving your finances first? 

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Why Should I Care About CRM2?

by Invisor Last updated on January 11, 2017

Last year, regulators announced the Client Relationship Model - Version 2 (CRM2), which included a key requirement that financial advisors explicitly disclose all investment fees charged to clients. The regulation, which went into force in July 2016, is required to be implemented by all financial advisors by January 2017. 

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Practical Money Lessons From The Greatest Generation

by Invisor Last updated on November 09, 2016

The phrase stuck when Tom Brokaw published his 1998 book about the generation that lived through the great depression, fought in World War II, and ushered in an era of productivity, opening the door to the affluence we enjoy today. 

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5 Reasons Online Investment Advice Is What You've Been Looking For

by Invisor Last updated on October 19, 2016
When you think about online investment advice, what comes to mind? The words ‘robo-advisor’ and ‘online advisor’ might sound impersonal to you. How can robots manage your investments?

Well, they can’t. So let’s clear the air: there are no robots involved in online advice. At Invisor, and at other online investment management companies, we are human financial professionals that leverage technology to make your experience better, faster, and cheaper. In Canada, the online advice industry is continuing to grow, with eleven companies offering online investment management services. You can learn more about them in Rob Carrick’s 2016 robo-advisor guide

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How Should I Invest My Savings?

by Pramod Udiaver Last updated on October 12, 2016
I recently met with a friend who told me she got a performance bonus at work, and was wondering how she should invest it. I got the feeling she was expecting me to tell her which stocks to buy, and I think she was initially disappointed that I didn’t suggest a red hot IPO of a Silicon Valley tech company.
 
My friend isn’t the only one who has asked us this question. In fact, it’s quite common. So here's what I told her. It may have been a longer answer than what she expected, but she bought me a coffee and we had some time to chat. By the end of our conversation, she had a better understanding of how to invest smart, instead of how to simply pick popular stocks.

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