The good news: our performance is up overall, even though the market is a bit more up-and-down than we’d like. The culprit? Trade wars (or at least, ongoing bluster and threats about trade wars). But in the bigger picture, that volatility, may not matter too much right… Read more
“Can you believe it, honey? Friday’s my last day at work! Time sure flies. I can’t wait to start spending all of our free time together!” Did this thought warm your heart, or get your pulse racing in panic? That probably depends on whether you’ve… Read more
Getting started with RRSPs and saving for retirement? It’s time. You’re working and earning a good income. So, start investing and hit your magic number for retirement. Save part of your gross income in an RRSP account and those contributions will reduce your taxable income dollar-for-dollar. But how… Read more
Donald Trump has trolled US trade partners with tariff talk, but the market still has plenty of true believers. Or, as I put it to the Globe & Mail shortly before Canada Day, “Despite trade tensions, the global economy is robust… We are in the midst of a prolonged… Read more
Got debt from a mortgage, business loan or some other source? Rising interest rates are not your friend. Indeed, nearly a third of Canadians fear that another rate hike could push them towards bankruptcy! With that in mind, BNN Bloomberg interviewed our CEO and Co-Founder, Tea Nicola (and that’s Nicola,… Read more
We don’t just use it to drive. It’s in the roads we drive on. In fact, it is used in over 6,000 products that help make up modern life. “Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea…” And for a fossil fuel commodity supposedly going the way of the… Read more
Financial freedom. Don’t we all want it? Imagine retiring from your job early, spending more time on hobbies, traveling whenever you want, or being able to afford any big item on your wish list. WealthBar loves it when Canadians are responsible with their finances. Just like how Warren Buffet didn’t… Read more
“Do the right thing.” That’s the new corporate motto for Alphabet, Google’s parent company, putting a more proactive spin on Google’s “Don’t Be Evil.” On the one hand, Google’s change in mantra from “don’t be evil” to “do the right thing” is a perfect example showing we do not want to just avoid the worst, but… Read more
“Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.” A generation ago, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once famously… Read more
You may have noticed the stock market is seeing some increased volatility today. There is uncertainty around trade tariffs that the US intends to impose. This uncertainty added up to a significant drop, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sliding 250 points today, a decline of 1%. Similarly, the S&P 500 dropped… Read more
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