A Portfolio for Paupers — Investing When You’re Short on Time and Money

A Portfolio for Paupers -- Investing When You're Short on Time and MoneyA prince’s portfolio may be an ideal way to reach your investment goals, but lots of investors have neither the time nor the money to manage anything more than a few different holdings. Luckily, there are plenty of simple, low-cost investment options available to build a solidly diversified portfolio. Perhaps the best bet for investors on this front is a portfolio exchange-traded fund. Two to consider, in particular, are iShares…

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How to Invest in Retirement

How to Invest in RetirementWhat happens to your RRSP when you retire? Prior to retirement, people maximize their contributions to their RRSPs, top up their children’s RESPs and put whatever is left over into their TFSAs and non-registered accounts. Once they hit retirement, the mystery about investing their savings to draw an income while unravelling these plans begins, and the biggest concern they face becomes not outliving their money. There has been a great…

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Markets messing with your mind? The Most Common Investor Head Fakes

Markets messing with your mind? The Most Common Investor Head FakesWe like to think of ourselves as rational beings, but when it comes to investing our own money we can all get a little loopy. In a recent poll by BMO, two-thirds of respondents admitted they are not in total control of their emotions when making investment decisions, and most have invested on impulse. With so many non-professional investors participating in the markets a growing field of study called behavioral…

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