When the big banks are offering 0.9% - 1.1% interest rates on their “high interest” savings accounts, with some of them requiring minimum balances of $5,000, you really have to wonder what other options are out there. After having made the move for my day-to-day banking to an online bank in the form of Tangerine, I decided to take the next step and open a savings account with an online bank that consistently has one of the highest interest rates; more than double than what the big 5 offer! From my research, EQ Bank is one of the best high interest savings account with their 2.30% everyday …
Managing your personal finances isn’t easy
Let’s Talk About Money is a personal finance blog that uses concrete numbers to talk about making financial decisions, and how to become a ‘Do-it-yourself investor’
Let’s Talk About Money provides a place to talk about how to make smart decisions with your money, and how you can let your wealth grow over time. There are no definitive answers when trying to figure out what to do with your money, but hopefully my example can provide you some insight and direction when you make a decision.
I look at investing using index funds, Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) and Mutual Funds, and try to provide guidance based on the questions I had as I got started. I also look at tracking your money and making smart day to day decisions that maximize how far your pay cheques go, and how to really make your money work for you.