Tag Archives: mutual funds

Exchange Traded Funds: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

By Daniel Evans, CFP® & Investment Coach Most Canadians are very familiar with mutual funds. In simple terms, a mutual fund is made up of a collection of individual stocks, bonds or other securities chosen by a fund manager with the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Surviving Economic Uncertainty

By Karin Mizgala, CFP® Co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada As uncomfortable as the pandemic has been, this collective “time-out” offered us the opportunity to reflect on what is working well in life and in our world, while shining a … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Short-Term Events Impact Your Long-Term Investing Success

By Anthony Larsen, BAS, CFP® Investment success can be reduced to four simple words: buy low, sell high; just as diet success can be boiled down to: eat less, move more. So why aren’t we all wealthy and in stellar health? … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Truth About Your Investments?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-founder and CEO Money Coaches Canada Choosing a focus word for the year ahead has become a popular New Year’s activity. Words like flourish and balance are trendy, unless you work in the financial services industry, where … Continue reading

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Money Coaches in Conversation – What you should understand about fees and financial advice

Recently Money Coaches Canada co-founder Karin Mizgala sat down with Money Coach Noel D’Souza to discuss the changing landscape of financial advice in Canada. Karin: As someone in the financial industry, it’s very common to be asked by people outside the industry, … Continue reading

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What it takes to be a DIY investor

By Karin Mizgala, MBA, CFP We’ve seen a growing interest in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investing over the last few years within two distinct groups of Canadians. In the first group, the interest is triggered by media reports about high and hidden … Continue reading

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Are mutual funds still a good investment?

In spite of the controversy that surrounds mutual funds these days, they remain a principal source of investments for most Canadians, and for good reason. They can offer an attractive way to hold a broad range of investments. However, as … Continue reading

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Ask Your Money Coach – Mutual Funds or ETFs?

Do you ever wonder if mutual funds are the right fit for you? Or what ETFs are exactly? Read below in our ‘Ask Your Money Coach’ column as Tom Feigs answers a common question many people have. Ask Your Money … Continue reading

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Should mutual fund commissions be banned?

by Karin Mizgala MBA, CFP There is a very interesting dialogue going on in the investment industry around the issue of mutual fund commissions and whether Canadian investors are getting the short end of the stick. The Canadian Securities Administrators … Continue reading

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