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How to increase your financial resiliency

How to increase your financial resiliency

When it comes to your personal finances, it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether it’s an overall downturn as Canada faces an uncertain economic forecast or a difficult personal situation such as job loss, illness, injury or a major home or automobile expense, experts agree that resilience is the key. There are many […]

Put growing your investments on auto-pilot

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Put growing your investments on auto-pilot

If you want to help your money grow, but you don’t know much about investing and don’t have the time to learn, there are some innovative new ways to let the pros do your investing work for you. Among the newest of these are robo-advisors. Robo-advisors generally let you open an account online in just […]

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Four tips to help protect yourself from investment fraud

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Four tips to help protect yourself from investment fraud

Investment fraud is easier to recognize when you know what it looks like. To protect your money and achieve your financial goals, it’s important to stay ahead of scammers. You can minimize the risk of falling victim to investment frauds by spotting common red flags, including: High returns with low risk. In general, higher-risk investments offer […]

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Five scams fooling even the smartest victims – how to protect yourself

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Five scams fooling even the smartest victims – how to protect yourself

Think you can’t be tricked be the latest frauds and hacks? Companies continually work harder to protect your data from attacks, but fraudsters are also working harder to access it, which can leave your personal and financial information at risk. “Even as technology advances to make our lives easier with things like a thumbprint, voice, […]

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Are rent-to-own plans right for you?

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Are rent-to-own plans right for you?

The warmer weather is here, which might mean it’s time to refresh your home with a new outdoor sofa or an air conditioner. Or it might mean shopping for a new car. You may be considering different payment plans, one of which is rent-to-own. What is a rent-to-own plan? One route some consumers look at […]

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How do I decide between mutual funds and ETFs?

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How do I decide between mutual funds and ETFs?

Investment funds can play a valuable role in helping you build wealth and financial security. While mutual funds remain the most common investment choice in Canada, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are rising in popularity. There are currently more than 3,400 mutual funds and approximately 660 ETFs listed in Canada. Having both products as investment options offer […]

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