ETFs

Stock Picking Contest – Second Quarter Update

Quarter two is in the books, and the Money Mechanic wants to know how his portfolio at Asset Based Life’s stock-picking contest is doing against our index fund portfolio. First, let’s…

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How Comfortable are TD Comfort Funds?

A retired couple I know recently asked me to look at their finances and make any recommendations that I might have.  I anticipated that this might be my first opportunity…

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Stock Picking Contest – First Quarter Update

Well, here we are, a little over one-quarter of the way through 2019 and the Mechanic’s Stock Picking contest. You might remember that the Economist and the Accountant didn’t like…

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Spoiled for (ETF) Choice

If you look at my 4 brokerage accounts you’d see that so far on my journey to FI I have not decided on my long term retirement portfolio. Because of this I have a bunch of different Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that I bought for free, but that are going to cost me a lot when I sell them.

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A Quick Reminder That It’s RRSP Season

Well, we got the first month of 2019 under our belts which means that tax time is right around the corner. If you’re like me you hate having to hand…

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It’s a “STOCK” picking contest!

All negotiations broke down in the FI Garage the other day. I had heard about a stock picking contest that is run by Paul over at Asset based Life. It…

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Stock Picking Contest

So the Mechanic entered FI Garage in a stock picking contest – which is great – but then he went rogue! He started picking stocks! Can you believe it? He…

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Robo-Avisors, Where’s the robot?

Damnit, we thought some uber smart robot is going to beat the market and make us FI! Unfortunately, the name is a bit of a misnomer. Like us, you’re probably a bit confused. We recently pulled out the ole wheelbarrow of FI Garage cash and put a load of spondulix into Wealthsimple*.

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Hello.. Telco calling

So there I am discussing cell phone plans again. And I mean again, because this is a topic that comes up A LOT! People are always posting in the Choose…

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Canadian Index ETF Reveiw

In a recent post The Accountant said “I know that we usually recommend investing in low cost index funds” – well ACTUALLY, we have never recommended that in a post…

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