Is it ever a good idea to take money out of an RRSP before you retire? Most of the time, that’s a big no-no. It does happen, though, more often than you might think. Nearly 40 percent of Canadians withdraw funds early from RRSPs, according… Read more
What’s it like to actually work in a fintech startup in the fast-growing tech hub of Vancouver? That is one of the top questions you tend to hear at events like the BC Tech Summit happening this week (We’ll be there, by the way. Drop… Read more
The markets roared ahead in February-March. That rise came with a potentially troubling spike in inflation, which could pump up interest rates. The Republican effort to cut red tape in the US is unleashing optimism. Oil bubbled up, then slid back down around the beginning… Read more
How would a $400 million payday sound to you (It sounds pretty darn good to us)? Maybe you caught the news last month about the Hyatt brothers’ sale of BlueCat Networks for that very amount. That successful business exit was actually a follow-up to a 2011… Read more
It’s not every day we get to be on national TV (literally, The National)! We were so excited to get interviewed by the CBC this week. The big story? How an increasing number of Canadians switching from mutual funds to investing in Exchange Traded Funds… Read more
We’re proud to announce that we’ve just joined CETFA, AKA the Canadian ETF Association, AKA “the knowledge source for everything ETF in Canada”. We’re actually the very first robo-advisor that has joined CETFA, which makes this kind of a big deal. As we mentioned in… Read more
By taking a long term investment strategy approach, you can optimize your investments better and ultimately have more money when you want it for your golden years. Why are we talking about long-term investments? Well, you know it’s RRSP contribution season. Maybe you’ve already thought… Read more
You want to make more informed decisions this RRSP season. What if you could run some of the numbers with a financial calculator and inform yourself with a few clicks? WealthBar has created some handy tools for you to use to maximize your return and… Read more
What’s the actual rate of return on your investments? Ever scanned over a prospectus or batch of investment documents and wondered about that? You’re not alone. We recently published an overview covering 4 of the most common ways rates of return are calculated. We gave… Read more
“How are my investments doing?” That’s the million-dollar question for any investor. If you’ve ever opened an investment statement and struggled to understand it, you’re not alone. Numbers don’t lie, but sometimes they obscure the real story; a too-narrow focus on returns (or not understanding… Read more
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