Personal Wealth

Good Debt, Bad Debt, and Other Friends and Foes

When it comes to sensitive subjects, managing debt ranks right up there with firing up a chainsaw or a blowtorch before you’ve read the operating instructions. Like any other power tool, debt can help or hurt you depending on how you use it. So, how do you manage desirable debt, and steer clear of the dangerous kind?

Advanced Investing

The Irrelevance of Dividends: Still a Non-Starter

Most of the arguments from dividend lovers boil down to being able to successfully select individual stocks. This is not something most people can do consistently. Even in a supposed stock-picking environment, there is no reason to believe that dividends, or the growth of dividends, would be an indication of a good stock to own.

DIY Investing

When Should I Dump VEQT (or Should I)?

Hey Justin, it’s Robb Engen from the Boomer and Echo blog. My question to you is about the cost savings of using U.S.-listed ETFs. Right now, 100% of my portfolio is in Vanguard’s all-equity fund, VEQT. There’s about $200,000 in my RRSP, and $50,000 in my TFSA. At what point would you say to me, “Robb, look, you’re absolutely crazy not to break up with your one-ticket fund and switch to a portfolio that includes U.S.-listed ETFs.”

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