Archive for May, 2010

What Are Mutual Funds? Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 Posted in ETFs|Mutual Funds | No Comments »

Mutual Funds 101: Part 1 Mutual Funds 101: Part 2 The following is an Excerpt from my first book Invest Now. Invest Now is jam-packed with timely information and timeless advice for the beginning Canadian investor. Invest Now covers a broad ...

The Equal-Weight ETFs from BMO

Sunday, May 30th, 2010 Posted in ETFs|Mutual Funds | 1 Comment »

Market-Cap Weighted or Equal-Weighted ETFs? Buying exchange-traded funds in Canada got much easier thanks to BMO Financial Group and the release of eight different ETFs that are equal-weighted and three that are currency-hedged. These two different types of ...

BMO’s 8 New ETFs

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 Posted in ETFs|Mutual Funds | 1 Comment »

BMO Launches New ETFs BMO, which started offering ETFs in 2009, launched 8 new ETFs, making it a total of 30 ETFs. These new ETSs started trading on TSX on May 26, Wednesday. These new ...

Reverse Mortgage, Home Income Plan, or Equity Release Schemes

Monday, May 24th, 2010 Posted in Economy|Mortgage 101 | No Comments »

What Is A Reverse Mortgage? Home equity release schemes are becoming more and more popular Canada, Australia, the U.K., the U.S., and other countries as a way of boosting retirement incomes for those people who are finding it ...

RRSP or Registered Retirement Savings Plan

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 Posted in Retirement 101 | No Comments »

Understanding Your RRSP Retirement is approaching for the Baby Boomers and that has many thinking about their RRSPs. Many Baby Boomers have been contributing to their RRSP for many years now, but how many actually know what is ...

How To Avoid Extra Costs On Your Mortgage

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 Posted in Economy|Mortgage 101 | 2 Comments »

Extra Costs Can Drain Your Funds The number one priority expenditure for most families in Canada and further afield is a place to live. There are other things that need to be addressed as a matter ...

What Is Micro and Macro Economics?

Sunday, May 16th, 2010 Posted in Economy|Mortgage 101 | 1 Comment »

Difference Between Macro and Micro Economics In our day-to-day lives, the news will often mention the concept of microeconomics and macroeconomics. These two schools of economics are not as complicated as some people believe, but the concepts are extremely important ...

A Brief History of Gold

Saturday, May 15th, 2010 Posted in Investing|Personal Finance | 1 Comment »

Gold History Gold has had an immense impact on humanity. It has caused the fall of nations, pushed the Age of Discovery, made some men rich and others poor. It is something that we all cherish and we all want ...

How to Raise Financially Responsible Kids

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 Posted in Investing|Personal Finance | 3 Comments »

Teaching Kids Financial Responsibility Teaching kids about money and financial literacy is an ongoing process and it is as significant as teaching kids about general education and other life disciplines. Grasping the significance and value of money at ...

What Is The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 Posted in Economy|Mortgage 101 | No Comments »

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Whether you know it or not, there is an organization that has a huge impact on your life and while you probably have heard of it, you may not truly realize all that ...
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