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Portfolio's - Why Less Is More

Portfolio's - Why Less Is More

Published: 09/18/2013 by Warren MacKenzie in Family

Getting real value from your money

Getting real value from your money

Published: 01/05/2012 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

To know if you’re getting value from your hard-earned dollars, you need to know the true cost of your discretionary purchases –as measure...

When patience is not a virtue

When patience is not a virtue

Published: 04/30/2013 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

To be successful, investors have to take responsibility for their accounts.

Know your fees

Know your fees

Published: 08/24/2012 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

High fees did not matter as much when investment returns were 8% to 10%, but when the expected return is 4% to 5%, high mutual fund fees ...

Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Published: 03/28/2013 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

Here’s an investment strategy that requires no skill. But is it the best one for you?

Managing a Portfolio - Questions you need to ask

Managing a Portfolio - Questions you need to ask

Published: 06/12/2012 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

If you use a financial advisor, you only need a ‘yes’ answer to one question: Is my advisor adding value?

Energy Deregulation

Energy Deregulation

Published: 06/26/2012 by Giannia Warren in Money

What’s ahead for homeowners?

Uncertain times for investments

Uncertain times for investments

Published: 01/29/2012 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

Interest income versus dividend income: What’s the difference?

The biggest mistake investors make

The biggest mistake investors make

Published: 02/22/2012 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

How to tell how you’re really doing with your portfolio...

Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros

Buying a new furnace: Tips from the pros

Published: 01/21/2013 by Mike Kwiatkowski in Renovating

With winter upon us, heating bills will be on the rise and for people looking to lower their costs, the best place to look is of course a...

Learning about drawdown

Learning about drawdown

Published: 02/22/2013 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

Investors who don’t understand ‘drawdown’ could be in for a nasty surprise

Investing Made Easy

Investing Made Easy

Published: 05/06/2013 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) make it simple to start a portfolio.

Minimizing tax-season stress

Minimizing tax-season stress

Published: 02/04/2012 by RICHARD MCCANN in Money

Every year, you probably promise yourself to start working on your taxes early to avoid a last-minute panic.

What's in a title?

What's in a title?

Published: 06/26/2012 by JASON CAIN in Money

Insuring the title to your house can mean your financial well-being in a move.

Questions to ask before buying a cottage

Published: 06/21/2016 by Arielle Duke in Shopping

Cottaging is arguably the favourite summer pastime of many Canadians, so it's no surprise that at some point many consider purchasing a c...

Tips on how to stress-test your mortgage

Published: 06/21/2016 by Arielle Duke in Money

With interest rates at an all-time low, locking into a mortgage is a tempting commitment. However, these low rates have experts cautionin...

Don't Sacrifice Your Nest Egg for Your Nest

Published: 06/21/2016 by Arielle Duke in Money

Becoming a homeowner is one of life's greatest milestones. And while it's exciting and thrilling, owning a home is certainly one of the m...

Most Canadians don't have enough cash in the bank to buy a car outright, so they must finance their purchase to eventually own the vehicle.

Move your auto finance knowledge into overdrive

Published: 06/21/2016 by Arielle Duke in Automotive

ow much do you know about car loans? Before you start the car buying process, take this quiz to get a better understanding of the questio...

Long-term car loans offer Canadians a reasonably priced gateway into the car market, but that road may be full of financial potholes for ...

Things to know before you go car shopping

Published: 06/21/2016 by Arielle Duke in Automotive

If you wake up in a sweat with a case of car-buyer's remorse the morning after visiting the showroom, don't count on a “cooling off” per...

Many car owners face a looming hazard known as “negative equity”.

The Keep-Your-Identity-Yours Q and A

The Keep-Your-Identity-Yours Q and A

Published: 06/02/2016 by Arielle Duke in Family

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada – a time when Canadians should focus their attention on protecting their personal information....

Credit reports and bank statements can help you spot fraudsters

March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, a great opportunity to become your own financial-security expert. There are simple steps you c...

Identity thieves lurk online

Identity thieves lurk online

Published: 06/02/2016 by Arielle Duke in Money

Most financial institutions offer a security commitment that protects you while banking on the Internet.

Don't be a victim — protect your PIN from fraudsters

Don't be a victim — protect your PIN from fraudsters

Published: 06/02/2016 by Arielle Duke in Money

March is Fraud Prevention Month, so consider taking all precautions necessary to arm yourself against identity thieves eager to gain acce...

National Pensioners Federation

Published: 03/22/2016 by Press Release in More

Seniors and those who care about them will welcome the measures announced today in the federal budget. More needs to be done.

How to save for retirement while eliminating debt

Published: 02/16/2016 by Amanda Peja in Money

We are carrying more debt than ever before and many find themselves faced with a tough choice: pay down the debt or save for retirement?

How to file your taxes and put money back in your pocket

How to file your taxes and put money back in your pocket

Published: 02/16/2016 by Amanda Peja in Kids

Post-secondary school can be overwhelming. While coffee may seem like the solution to any problem, putting a little money back in your p...

How to protect your PIN, and your money

How to protect your PIN, and your money

Published: 02/16/2016 by Amanda Peja in Business

We're taught that it's nice to share. But sometimes you should keep things to yourself. Here are some tips to keep your personal informat...

Avoid fraud by being an educated investor

Avoid fraud by being an educated investor

Published: 11/16/2015 by David Ferrer in Money

Are being robbed of your money without even knowing it. Get to know these red flags of investment fraud to protect your hard earned money

How to make meaningful memories this holiday

How to make meaningful memories this holiday

Published: 11/09/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Money

Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we can loose sight of what's truly important. Before you get overwhelming wit...

5 ways to use credit cards to your advantage

Published: 10/19/2015 by David Ferrer in Money

Everyone needs to spend money – whether it's on groceries, gas, entertainment or travel – and how we manage this spending is just as imp...

Veterans are encouraged to pursue skilled trades

Veterans are encouraged to pursue skilled trades

Published: 09/25/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Business

Integrating back into society can be a challenge for many military veterans, with many unable to find jobs. Interestingly enough, many o...

5 benefits of adding a skylight to your home

5 benefits of adding a skylight to your home

Published: 09/11/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Decor

Every home owner wants their house to look bright and inviting. Adding a skylight can provide a range of benefits to not improve the appe...

4 Ways To Save Money On Your Next Road Trip

Published: 09/11/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Automotive

Fall is the ideal time for a fun filled road trip. With all the local spots to explore, scenic routes to experience, must-try food along ...

Think beyond your coffee cup

Published: 08/21/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Family

Informed coffee lovers who are thinking beyond their cups about the lives of the people who farm and process the beans, will often insis...

Beware of increased door-to-door sales tactics in summer

Beware of increased door-to-door sales tactics in summer

Published: 08/21/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Health

The warmer weather brings out the best in people as they head outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. However, the good summer weather also bring...

Keep reducing your carbon footprint

Keep reducing your carbon footprint

Published: 08/05/2015 by David Ferrer in Travel

Every effort adds up, so let's be creative when it comes to continued conservation, say environmentalists around the world.

Tips for dealing with aggressive door-to-door selling

Tips for dealing with aggressive door-to-door selling

Published: 08/04/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Shopping

Many of us know the feeling of buyer's remorse. The feeling that hits you the next day when you check your credit card balance or see the...

How to get your family through airport security quickly

How to get your family through airport security quickly

Published: 07/22/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Travel

We are in the busy season of travel. This article gives you good information on how to get you and your family through airport security a...

All is not lost at Canadian airports

All is not lost at Canadian airports

Published: 07/22/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Family

Canadian airports are a place of frustration for many of us. While this has historically been unavoidable, all hope is not lost. This art...

Questions to ask before buying a cottage

Questions to ask before buying a cottage

Published: 06/23/2015 by David Ferrer in Insurance

Buying a cottage is both a fun and stressful decision. This article contains some important questions to ask before pulling the trigger.

5 facts you should know about RIFs

5 facts you should know about RIFs

Published: 06/22/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Money

Retirement is becoming an increasingly far-fetched term these days. It is simply not financially realistic for many individuals and coupl...

Important tips for home buyers

Important tips for home buyers

Published: 06/22/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Insurance

Buying a home is a huge decision with so many different considerations. This article contains some important tips that every potential bu...

Canada's youth representative to Rugby World Cup 2015 selected

The Women's World Cup was one of Canada's most exciting moments last year. The men's team will try and duplicate that success this year a...

Rent a room to pay off your mortgage faster

Rent a room to pay off your mortgage faster

Published: 06/02/2015 by David Ferrer in Travel

One of the most innovative home and travel topics available right now is Airbnb. This article shows how the service benefits travelers an...

5 tips from global fashion business experts

5 tips from global fashion business experts

Published: 05/14/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Business

Fashion experts provide some important strategies for moving your small fashion business forward.

Get the most out of your vacation without breaking the bank

Get the most out of your vacation without breaking the bank

Published: 05/06/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Travel

The perfect vacation is both cost-effective and memorable. Here are some effective tips for keeping the price down and making sure we hav...

Feel like a local anywhere in the world

Feel like a local anywhere in the world

Published: 05/06/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Travel

This is a great article for anyone travelling around the world and looking for accommodations. This article provides an authentic option ...

Did you know that spring cleaning can help the economy?

Did you know that spring cleaning can help the economy?

Published: 05/01/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Business

With the good weather finally upon us, many Canadians will be looking to start spring cleaning. The benefits of spring cleaning go beyond...

My Wallet LTD, Will Offer Sellers a 10% Premium on Sales of Up to 50 Bitcoins

Leading Cryptocurrency Broker My Wallet LTD Energizes The Bitcoin Marketplace With Limited-Time Offer To Buy Bitcoin Above Market Rates

Step up to the Barre

Step up to the Barre

Published: 09/08/2014 by Michelle Rivard in Health

Barreworks - Leaner. Longer. Stronger.

GIFT IDEAS FOR TECHIE DADS and GRADS FROM MICROSOFTSTORE.CA

June is the perfect time to spoil the special Dads and Grads in our lives. But braving the mall crowds to search for that ideal gift can ...

Using a TFSA as an educational tool

Published: 06/11/2014 by Warren MacKenzie in Money

A well-diversified couch potato portfolio can be expected to outperform many advisor-managed portfolios

Money Matters - How Many Advisors

Money Matters - How Many Advisors

Published: 05/08/2014 by Warren MacKenzie in Money

Managing Your Investments

Rebalancing Portfolios

Rebalancing Portfolios

Published: 04/10/2014 by Warren MacKenzie in Money

Attaining Peace of Mind - Rebalancing your portfolio as needed is only one step on the path.

Life Insurance is Finally Changing!

Published: 01/28/2014 by Ginny Grimsley in Health

Life Insurance is Finally Changing to Meet Today’s Needs Expert Shares 4 Ways It’s Becoming More Relevant

Acura MDX

Acura MDX

Published: 01/26/2014 in Money

Acura MDX luxury performance SUV accelerates to the top three for Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

How to Pay for Senior Care with Limited Resources Expert Offers Tips for Troubleshooting Health-Care Woes

Financial Advisor Loyalty

Financial Advisor Loyalty

Published: 12/02/2013 by Warren Mackenzie in Money

The cost of loyalty