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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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TSE:RY -- The Royal Bank Of Canada TSE:RY, or the Royal Bank of Canada is one of Canada’s “Big 5” banks. They provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services, capital markets products and services on a global basis. RBC is one of the most diversified banks in serving personal, business, public sector, and institutional clients in Canada, the United States and approximately 40 other countries. Being ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 10:54 AM
Exchange Traded Funds - The Complete Guide To ETFs For those versed with the mutual fund industry, exchange traded funds could fit the bill of "disruptors" or "game changers". Exchange traded funds or "ETFs" for short are securities traded on different markets all over the world. They track an underlying asset which you will learn about later. The first mutual funds came forth in 1973 from Wells Fargo, and American National Bank. ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 12:02 PM
It was a crazy week in central Alberta. Windstorms caused a ton of damage in Red Deer and in general, the weather just sucked. Hockey fans witnessed a new team coming into the league and the schedule for the 2017/2018 season was released. Our weekend roundup this weekend will be focused on debt. Getting out of debt, staying out of debt and avoiding going into debt. As you can probably guess, ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 10:45 AM
Paying Off Debt - How To Become Debt Free Faster All of us can probably attest that at some point we were spending too much money. Or maybe cruising down the theoretical highway of life constantly on empty. We were just hoping we make it to the next "gas station". We always made it, until one day an unexpected expense didn't leave enough cash for gas. Ultimately both of these situations ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 7:17 PM
Welcome to the June 9th edition of the weekend roundup! We didn't publish one last week so we promised to make up for it this week with some excellent articles. Our focus this weekend is going to be mainly on dividends(but not all of course), as our most recent publication was some extensive research on the top 10 dividend stocks in Canada. We hope you enjoy! Our article this week was ...
Posted: Jun 09 2017 @ 2:48 PM
Best Canadian Dividend Stocks for 2017 One of the best ways to increase the value of your stock portfolio while protecting it from adverse market movements is to add dividend producing stocks that will provide you with income in any market environment. Stocks with robust dividends allow you to earn income when stock prices are moving sideways. Another benefit is it also acts as a hedge when the markets ...
Posted: Jun 06 2017 @ 8:27 PM
It'll be a short roundup this week. I have been crazy busy and the weather here in Calgary the past couple days has been an absolute disaster. I woke up to pictures of trampolines caught up in powerlines on my Facebook. I feel for the farmers. The delays they are facing right now with seeding could cost them a large chunk of change. Anyways, here is our top reads for the ...
Posted: May 26 2017 @ 9:00 PM
This can be true in my life for a lot of situations. Unfortunately, the weather has been so miserable lately that every time I try to go out for a round it's either freezing, or pouring rain. In 2016 I was golfing in British Columbia mid April and it was 31 degrees. Good thing I didn't pay for my membership yet in town. I think it may be a short ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 4:19 PM
Trading Penny Stocks In Canada   For the most part, penny stocks have a bad reputation. It really depends on what magnitude of a security you are talking about. This article will cover what exactly a penny stock is, what you need to look out to reduce your risk of getting scammed, and in general how to trade penny stocks in Canada. So What Exactly Is A Penny Stock? Before we begin ...
Posted: May 19 2017 @ 6:01 AM
Management Fees, Trading And Management Expense Ratio In an era of differentiated products, increasing complexity, and endless choice, one of the biggest differentiators is cost. This applies to many material and virtual goods and services, and no less to investments. The management expense ratio, otherwise known as MER is the fee you pay for a fund or ETF. This fee is charged in most cases regardless of the funds performance. You can ...
Posted: May 15 2017 @ 3:57 PM


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