Making sense of the markets this week: August 10

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Should investors say goodbye to the 60/40 balanced portfolio? For so many years, investors have fallen back on the classic portfolio split: 60% stocks for growth and 40% bonds to manage the risks. And, historically, bonds would…

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The best ways to help kids financially

As a father of three and a financial professional, the coming school year, and the uncertainty attached to it, is very much on my mind. Even if your children, like mine, are still years away from post-secondary tuition fees, the sooner you start saving, the better your chances of reaching your financial goals. Money also…

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Making sense of the markets this week: August 3

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. Gold outshines itself Gold stole the headlines this week. That can happen when an infamous asset takes out its previous all-time highs.  Last Sunday, gold made another push and hit its all-time high above $1,920. By Friday,…

How to handle your finances when CERB ends

Nick was doing deliveries for a friend with a catering service prior to the pandemic. In March, he applied for another driving job. “That would have fit well with my parental duties and freelance writing gigs.” he says. “The guy was ready to give it to me right then and there, but the company that…

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