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It’s graduation season for university and college students across North America. The biggest story of the week came from tiny Morehouse College in Atlanta, where Morehouse’s commencement speaker and tech billionaire Robert Smith pledged to pay off the student loan debt of the entire Morehouse Class of 2019. Smith’s generous gift will wipe away student […]

The post Weekend Reading: Student Loan Forgiveness Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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Vanguard changed the self-directed investing game in Canada with the launch of its new suite of asset allocation ETFs. Now investors can get an ultra low cost, globally diversified portfolio of equities and bonds with just one product. The funds first came in three flavours – VCNS, VBAL, and VGRO – each with a different […]

The post Vanguard All Equity ETF (VEQT): My New One-Ticket Investing Solution appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board manages $392 billion in assets on behalf of some 20 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. Operated at arms-length of the federal government, the CPPIB is the 11th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world (Norway’s trillion dollar pension fund leads the way). While questions about Canada Pension Plan solvency […]

The post Long Weekend Reading: Canada Pension Plan Solvency Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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KOHO is a prepaid, reloadable VISA card, plus an app that can be used to access full feature banking services to help manage your finances right from your mobile device. While a prepaid credit card doesn’t sound all that special, KOHO takes it to the next level (and then some) with a product that is […]

The post KOHO Review: Get Up To $60 Free appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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We've heard arguments that misconduct only happens with "a few bad apples", while the rest of the industry is full of good guys and gals looking out for their clients' best interests.

The post Weekend Reading: A Few Bad Apples Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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A client is moving her portfolio to the robo-advisor Wealthsimple, where she will save a minimum of $5,000 in annual fees. Her former advisor is not happy about this, as you’d expect, and sent an email filled with all the reasons why she’d be better off staying invested in his actively managed mutual funds. Most […]

The post Weekend Reading: Your Advisor Doesn’t Like Index Funds Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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Followers of this blog know that I tend to focus on saving and investing rather than trying to pay off my mortgage faster. Indeed, our household assets are projected to exceed $1 million this year but we’ve still got a $200,000 mortgage to contend with. So why don’t I make it a priority to pay […]

The post Why Don’t I Pay Off My Mortgage? appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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No, I didn’t get blocked by Suze Orman. But respected journalist and consumer advocate Ellen Roseman did when she had the audacity to call out Suze on Twitter, saying, “giving advice made Suze Orman rich and famous, which makes it harder for her to offer advice to normal people anymore.” Ellen tweeted in response to […]

The post Weekend Reading: Blocked By Suze Orman Edition appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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As investors we face a constant barrage of information every day that triggers our urgency instinct. The urgency instinct makes us want to take immediate action in the face of a perceived imminent danger. This instinct must have served us well in the distant past. If we thought there might be a lion in the […]

The post How Investors Can Control Their Urgency Instinct appeared first on Financial Freedom.

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What’s your biggest money fear? The answer likely depends on your age and stage of life. Twenty-somethings might say they fear living in debt forever, or that they’ll never be able to afford a home. Those in their thirties might fear they’ll never stop living paycheque to paycheque. Forty-somethings might fear losing their job and […]

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