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Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) – Questionable help on the way?

The following article is a guest post by Sean Cooper who blogs about personal finance at Sean Cooper Writer. Are you struggling to save for retirement?  You’re definitely not alone.  With only 1/3 of Canadians with a workplace pension plan, the bulk of the responsibility falls on the shoulders of employees to save for retirement.  With this prolonged low-interest rate environment and the fact that some Canadians can expect to live 30 years or more in retirement – we might be headed for a “retirement crisis” in Canada. To avoid this ...

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Weekend Reading 7

Weekend Reading – Encore careers, retirement, cash back and more

Welcome to my latest Weekend Reading edition where I showcase some of the best articles and blogposts from the personal finance and investing blogopshere.  Before the list of articles though, I want to thank Rob Carrick for highlighting my interview with CEO Michael Katchen from Wealthsimple.  Based on some great reader questions about the Wealthsimple platform and services, I hope to post a follow-up article in the weeks to come. Remaining on the interview theme, I had a chance to chat with Derek Foster recently, “Canada’s Youngest ...

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Derek Foster

Catching up with Derek Foster “Canada’s Youngest Retiree”

A few years ago, I got a chance to sit down and chat with Derek Foster, “Canada’s Youngest Retiree”.  Back then Derek shared his thoughts on the stock market, his investment strategy and much more.  I recently caught up with Derek and for this post I decided to playback the things Derek told me then and see what he thinks today.  First up, a quick bio: Derek was born in Ottawa in 1970. He left the proverbial rat race at the age of 34 by using various investing strategies, many he believes any investor can emulate. Derek is a 6-time ...

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Wealthsimple – New Investing Service Launches –Think Robo-Advisor North

The future is now, robots managing our money.  Computers using algorithms to help us determine the best investments for our portfolio that matches our risk tolerance and long-term investing objectives; science-fiction is no more folks… Recently, a new online investment service called Wealthsimple was launched in Canada with this objective:  to provide every Canadian, regardless of net worth or financial knowledge, access to smart, low-fee investing solutions.   The team at Wealthsimple, including CEO Michael Katchen reached out to My Own ...

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading – Investments, travel rewards, income updates and more

Welcome to your Weekend Reading! This week the blog was busy with these posts in case you missed them: What Frugal People Do and Don’t This latest dividend income update on my retirement plan What this reader thinks about high-yield stocks and a few ways he looks for them. For my Canadian readers, I wish you all a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with family and those dear to you.  See you here next week! Larry Swedroe wrote about the problems with technical analysis. This blogger, Asset Grinder, is making a killing from his investments. Dan ...

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