One of my biggest mistakes: how confirmation bias kills investments

About a year after the last big stock market crash in 2009, I got it in my head that we were all in for a “double dip” and that the second crash was not only imminent but that it would be worse than the first.  After all, this had happened before: the infamous stock market rout of 1929 was only…

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10 Advantages DIY investors have over the pros

Advice is loud when the person giving it has something to gain – and the financial services industry has a lot to gain by convincing you that the best place for your money is in their hands.  To be fair, there can be value in the services of some financial advisors.  But the other side of this story needs to…

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The real problem with financial advisors

The road to financial independence and through retirement often feels like a menacing dark alley rather than a pleasant rolling country road. As a result, millions of Canadians hand the reins over to financial advisors, assuming expertise comes bundled with the title. The minority choose to steer clear of financial advisors, wary of the conflicts of interest that pollute the…

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