Four Ways Mutual Funds Destroy Your Wealth

Investments, such as stocks and bonds, can be incredible, wealth building assets. Investors who choose the correct securities and products can expect to benefit handsomely over time. On the other hand, investors who select bad investments are not likely to achieve their financial goals—due to poor returns. They might also lose their investments. To choose … 

 

Best Personal Finance Tools for Every Financial Planning Stage

Our finances determine our livelihoods. If you make enough money, you can experience the things you want. For example, having lunch served to you on a yacht while relaxing in the glow of the sun. Fall short of your income, saving, and investing goals, and you’ll likely have to settle for less. The old and … 

 

Say Goodbye to Your Costly “Investment Advisor”

There was a time when investment advisors (IAs) offered reasonable value, but now ninety-nine percent of them no longer do. In fact, investors who still use IAs are throwing away their hard-earned dollars. IAs belong to an age of limited financial information, lack of online services and tools, and few options to invest wisely and … 

 

Ellevest: Right for Female Investors?

I never became a Sex and the City fan. I watched half an episode to see what all the fuss was about, but it didn’t grab my attention. Still, the series was on target with their message about female empowerment concerning life, relationships, social issues, and so on. Fast forward and America is on the … 

 

TransferWise: Cheapest Way to Send Money

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been using TransferWise for foreign exchange transactions and sending money abroad. To date, I’ve transferred £24.4K and saved £760. I previously used PayPal to send money but switched after I reviewed their currency conversion fees which are relatively high. I’m very happy with TransferWise and will detail my … 

 

3 Must-Read Books for Every Investor

Information regarding how to invest is everywhere we look. There are thousands of websites, books, and magazines covering investment and personal finance topics. Most of these resources do nothing but confuse investors who are looking for straightforward, simple, and clear advice. In fact, websites like TheStreet (TheStreet Network) and media personalities such as Jim Cramer … 

 

Questrade Investing Platform

This post is for Canadian investors.  I’ve been investing and trading for many years, and it amazes me how many online brokerage platforms get their user interfaces wrong. Investing can be challenging enough without ill-conceived layouts to make matters worse. Questrade offers an excellent trading dashboard and many other benefits which we can explore. My … 

 
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