The Loonie Turns 30!

The Loonie Turns 30!The 11-sided coin was not originally called the loonie but the name caught on quickly due to the iconic decorative design by Robert Carmichael showcasing a single loon on one side. It has been 30 years since its introduction by the Royal Canadian Mint and marked one of the most significant changes in Canadian currency history in half a century. To mark this special occasion the mint has put out…

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Investing in Group RESPs?

Investing in Group RESPs?Quite possibly one of the greatest things you can do for your children’s future is to open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for them.  This specialized registered account carries several benefits that ultimately help build money towards your child’s college education. Such benefits include being entirely tax free and the ability to receive government education grants to boost your balance.  Because the cost of college is always rising it…

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Markets and Impacts from Terrorism

Markets and Impacts from TerrorismA wave of violence has been gripping the world for the past few months, including the most recent one in Nice, France on Bastille Day where 84 (and counting) had been killed from a lone truck driver whereby early reports are conflicted if ISIS was involved.  And then there was the killings in Orlando back in June that took 49 at the Pulse nightclub. And the incident at Istanbul’s airport…

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5 Things Investors Should Know But Probably Don’t

5 Things Investors Should Know But Probably Don'tCanadian investors love to think they are true masters of their financial kingdom when in practice most studies show many of us don’t realize small insights that could be very beneficial. We’ve uncovered some interesting things, shown below, that every investor should know. What are your thoughts? Have any more? Leave them in the comment section below. By far the cleverest way to save the most in exchange fees when…

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Bitcoin and the Magic of Blockchain

Bitcoin and the Magic of BlockchainUnless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years you likely are familiar with the term: Bitcoin.  However, for those unfamiliar, Bitcoin is a digital currency which acts very much like paper money which can be used to purchase goods or even exchanged for real paper currency like Canadian or U.S. dollars.  It’s also a payment method so anyone can send and receive money anywhere in the…

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ULTIMATE Questrade Review 2017

Editor Rating: ( 90% ) – User Rating: ( 95% ) – When it comes to investing, as of August 2017, the trading landscape is bathed and bursting at the seams with countless financial brokerage houses. Big names like BMO InvestorLine, RBC Direct Investing, TD Direct Investing, Interactive Brokers, Scotia iTrade, and at least a dozen more are available to chose from. Sadly, through deeper analysis one can’t easily distinguish…

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Bitcoin ATM Money Reinvented

Bitcoin ATM Money ReinventedWith bitcoin becoming more commonplace in every facet of life the first ATM machine in Canada has popped up offering customers with new choices.  Canada has always been at the forefront in financial technology the world-over and offering bitcoin seems like a logical next step.

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