Reading the “Annual Returns of Key Asset Classes”—what it means for Canadian investors

Back in the day, I always enjoyed perusing the annual asset class rotation chart that investment giant Franklin Templeton used to distribute to financial advisors and media. Even though it’s…

Tontines in Canada: Moving from theory to practice as a solution to our retirement crisis

For years in his academic papers and some of his 17 published books, famed Canadian finance professor Moshe Milevsky described the history and theory behind a seemingly obscure retirement/longevity insurance…

Should you help your adult children to buy real estate?

Arguably, it’s much harder for millennials to get their first step on the real estate ladder, compared to when my cohort bought our first homes. Housing prices were remarkably low…

MoneySense Live: Using ETFs to cultivate financial independence

Jonathan Chevreau, a longtime personal finance journalist, former Editor-in-Chief of MoneySense and the creator of our perennially popular Best ETFs in Canada package has said there’s only one free lunch…

How to invest in cryptocurrency (without losing your shirt)

I have until now not written about the ongoing cryptocurrency boom—but, given the spectacular rise of bitcoin in the last few months, and last week’s subsequent correction, decided it was…