For freelancers, understanding finances, taxes, etc. can be more confusing than for people who hold down a regular 9 to 5 job. That’s a big problem. In the USA, “Gig workers are expected to comprise 40 percent of the workforce by the end of the decade,” reports the Times Free… Read more
The times, they are a changin’. Two long-term seemingly bedrock economic facts are no longer classified as such. Interest rates that seemed glued to the floor are finally starting to rise. Meanwhile, oil is down, maybe forever. We’ve seen oil rise and fall many times over… Read more
WealthBar is a robo-advisor that aims to make investing easier for all Canadians. In this Investing for Everyone series, we’re sharing inspiring stories from our clients about how they’ve turned sweat equity and discipline into a brighter future. Here’s a glimpse into how they’re doing amazing things with their… Read more
A lot of folks are brushing up on their knowledge of the RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) these days. We’re certainly getting a lot of questions from reporters about it. Do check out our Co-Founder and CEO Tea Nicola’s interview on Roundhouse Radio, her chat with CBC starting at… Read more
As a Canadian, you might just want to throw your arms up at this glowing opinion from an American about the value we get for our relatively high tax rate. MSNBC’s Ester Bloom casually links the government services we get in return with higher reported happiness. It… Read more
The whole WealthBar team is super-stoked and proud of our leader, co-founder and CEO, Tea Nicola, who we have just learned is a finalist for the Startup Canada Awards. Her daily work ethic, enthusiasm, sense of humour and 3D-chess-playing strategic mind is an inspiration to us all. In addition to… Read more
For investors watching the domestic front, we saw Canadian assets remained soft in July due to a combination of higher interest rates and the strength of the Canadian dollar. There was a trend of positive economic data over the spring around jobs, GDP, retails sales,… Read more
OK, maybe they don’t like you. Maybe you got audited and the Canada Revenue Agency found something fishy. Maybe someone who actually works at the CRA (a spurned lover, arch-nemesis from high school, etc) specifically has it in for you. But can you transfer your RRSP or… Read more
If demography is destiny, then what does the future hold for the economy and investors? At a recent Wine & Wealth event hosted by WealthBar, Nicola Wealth Management CEO John Nicola discussed this very topic. We can see that the population of the world is growing… Read more
We’ve come a long way, friend. We’re proud to announce we’re launching a custom investment platform for PPI. This is the first deal of its kind in Canada between a robo-advisor and insurance advisory firm. Woohoo! We’re excited by the prospect of helping even more Canadians… Read more
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