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A Scotia iTRADE Commission-Free ETF Portfolio Even Costanza Could Love

By Justin Bender · September 14, 2017 - 0 comments

I have a brother I love a lot … and who reminds me a lot of George Costanza. I’ll bet every family has one. If you don’t think so, look in the mirror; it’s probably you. When it comes to sniffing out deals, my real-life bro is every bit as talented as the fictional George, so I wasn’t surprised when he asked me to create a set of commission-free ETF portfolios he could implement in his Scotia iTRADE account.

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The Investment Process

By Susan Daley · September 13, 2017 - 0 comments

Once you’ve mastered some important personal finance tasks, you might be ready to invest your savings. Most individuals think that this is where they need to go out and find the next Google and invest in it. In today’s video, I outline why that’s actually one of the last steps when it comes to investing your money and what you need to do first.

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Why you should open up an RESP as soon as possible

By Peter Guay · September 12, 2017 - 0 comments

Did you know that the average student debt load in Canada is $27,000? As thoughts turn to back to school, paying for your child’s education becomes top of mind and that often means a Registered Education Savings Plan or RESP. In this video, I’ll tell you why an RESP can be a beneficial savings tool for your child’s education and why you should open one as early as possible. Here’s a hint, both levels of government contribute to it.

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Is Now a Good Time To Invest?

By Ben Felix · September 8, 2017 - 0 comments

“Tactical” is a great word, isn’t it? It sounds smart. It sounds hands-on. It sounds like you’ve got everything under control, come what may. Too bad, it’s such a bogus idea when it comes to investing.

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Demystifying Dividend-Paying Stocks

By Nancy Graham · September 7, 2017 - 0 comments

Sometimes, small self-deceptions work fine – like if I get to the gym by imagining I can then treat myself to my favorite dessert. Unfortunately, in investing, not all mental-accounting tricks add up as well. Here’s one I often hear: “Why don’t I load up on dividend-paying stocks? I can then spend the payouts as I please, right?”

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