RESP Explained – The Ultimate Guide

RESP, or Registered Education Savings Plan, is an investment account used by parents to save for their children’s post-secondary education in Canada.  There are many advantages for parents, as well as future students, for saving for college or university using…
Convert CAD and USD – No Exchange Fees

I regularly use the Norbert Gambit approach to convert USD to CAD (and vice versa) through RBC Direct Investing. The process is smooth through RBC but not all discount brokers are created equal and you need to find out if…
How To Maximize Your RRSP

Every year comes the RRSP season. Advertisements will be bombarded your way until we reach the RRSP deadline and I wanted to discuss how to maximize your RRSP. Financial institutions will want you to invest with them, or even offer…
Best Canadian REITs

Looking for a REIT for your portfolio? Want the best REIT? The reality is that REITs can have different focuses and therefore more than one can fit the bill thus allowing you to diversify your portfolio. You might not be…
How To Use Stockchase & Keep Tabs on Analysts

Stockchase is a great tool for DIY investors. None of us have access to professional money managers but they are regularly interviewed on Business News Network (BNN). One of BNN’s segments bring portfolio managers and analysts to discuss various stocks. As a…