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When to Talk to a Financial Advisor

When to Talk to a Financial Advisor

Managing your money can be a difficult task at times and going it alone may not always be in your best interest. There are many financial advisors out there that are ready to help you better your portfolio, whether it is through investing, setting up proper long-term savings or helping you determine how best to plan for your financial future.
Stock Alternatives: What are REITs and When to Use Them

Stock Alternatives: What are REITs and When to Use Them

Throughout your life you often earn cash the hard way, with hard work and determination, moving your way up through your career, climbing the corporate ladder, or starting your own business. When you have saved up enough money for a rainy day however, what do you do with that extra cash?
Are Canadians Using Less Cash? Let’s Find Out

Are Canadians Using Less Cash? Let’s Find Out

They say cash is king, but in a world of tap payments and cards stored on our wallets, does actual physical cash matter anymore?
The Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations of Cryptocurrencies

The Triumphs, Trials and Tribulations of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have transitioned from a fringe black market currency to an asset class that is traded by mainstream brokerage houses. Their proponents claim that cryptocurrencies will bring a new level of efficiency to the financial sector by facilitating decentralization.
Avoid These Common Investment Scams

Avoid These Common Investment Scams

Investments are a great way to secure your future, but when you run into an investment scam it can have the opposite effect, costing you your initial investment and sometimes more, with no return.
Top Five Apps to Track Your Spending

Top Five Apps to Track Your Spending

In a world where inflation is on the rise and funds are stretching thinner and thinner, saving money can seem impossible. Unexpected events and unpleasant surprises can blast away any amounts you manage to save. However, there is a way to combat this.
Finances FYI: When Can You Start Collecting CPP?

Finances FYI: When Can You Start Collecting CPP?

Money is a concern for most people during all stages of their lives. From when we are young and learning how to spend our allowance to having to pay our first rent and even buying our first home.
Enrolling in a Financial Literacy Course

Enrolling in a Financial Literacy Course

Do you struggle with budgeting? Or perhaps your budget is always on point but you have no idea what all the fuss is about crypto? Maybe you are ready to invest or are looking for ways to keep expanding your general knowledge. Whatever your reasons, a financial literacy course will help.
Best Apps to Use to Balance Your Budget Monthly

Best Apps to Use to Balance Your Budget Monthly

Budgeting has always been a source of procrastination. Between sorting through faded receipts and hunting down bank statements, it feels like budgeting isn’t worth the hassle.
How Much Do You Need to Retire At 55 In Alberta?

How Much Do You Need to Retire At 55 In Alberta?

There is so much information out there about how to save for retirement, what dollar figure you should be shooting for, and the various ways you can generate savings. The thing is though…your lifestyle is different than mine, and it’s likely that our retirement lifestyles will differ too.