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3 Ways You Can Start Earning Passive Income Dec 9th

Passive income is the dream of all investors. Truly passive income can be tricky to create, but with a strong growth strategy, anyone can build a passive income stream into their cash flow. Strictly speaking, in order to make money you must input time, energy, or capital into an investment opportuni.... More »
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Using The Wealth Formula to boost investment success + MORE Jan 8th

For many Canadians, learning investment basics can lead to smarter choices and, ultimately, a better retirement. A good starting point is understanding the fundamental elements that determine investment success or failure. These elements can be summed up in a simple equation I call “The Wealth For.... More »

Financial aid guide for university and college students in Canada + MORE Dec 2nd

Financial aid is rarely an after-thought, but student debt is often a bigger problem than most university and college students in Canada anticipate. Rising tuition fees and expenses of going to college or university have become increasingly large burdens to bear for students—many of whom are alrea.... More »
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Types & Benefits of Current Accounts Dec 23rd

A current account is a type of bank account used for deposit and financial management. You can open a personal current account or a business one to facilitate payments (direct debits, standing orders) while allowing other people, businesses, and organizations to make payments easily as well. A curre.... More »
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This 34-year-old hospital worker has three kids and a mortgage to pay off. Making $104,000 a year, he wants to save $50K each for his kids. How can he start? + MORE Dec 21st

Mel would also like to save enough for retirement, at least $1 million each for him and his wife, and also purchase a second real estate property to rent out..... More »
Making sense of the markets this week: November 30Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors.
The 10 biggest stocks won big over the last 10 years
This decade belonged to the winners, says Michael Batnick on The Irrelevant Investor. From that post… 
“…if you owned a portfolio of the 10 largest stocks and did a rebalance every January, you absolutely annihilated the S&P 500.”
And as you can see from the performance chart in that blog post, the top 10 beat the market by a shocking amount over a 10-year period. The top 10 delivered 579.3% for the period, compared to 251.7% for the S&P 500. Yes, more than a doubling of the market. 
And what is also interesting is that the only stocks that would have stayed in the portfolio from 2010 through the end of the decade were Apple, Microsoft, Google and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. 
You might think of this as a form of cap weighting (when the largest stocks hold the greatest weight in the portfolio) on steroids…

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