DIY Investing

Canadian Portfolio Manager: Introducing the “Light” ETF Portfolios

When I first watched Star Wars, I thought it would be impossible to improve on its perfection. What a blast it was! But that was before I became a huge fan of the Spaceballs spoof of the same. Likewise, as fond as we are of the original Canadian Portfolio Manager (CPM) model ETF portfolios, you may have noticed we’ve made some big changes lately. Most notably, there are now four CPM portfolio levels of complexity to choose from: Light, Ridiculous, Ludicrous, or Plaid.

Personal Wealth

RESP Withdrawal Strategies

You’ll know how withdrawals from RESP’s technically work if you watched my last video, but you want to limit the amount of taxes and penalties when making withdrawals. That’s where today’s video comes into play.

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