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How I could have earned $250 using Tangerine Credit Card rewards

Picking the best credit card to get the best savings isn’t always an easy choice. I’ve used a variety of different cards over the years to test out which cards provide the best rewards. Let's look at the Tangerine Credit Card, and see how my spending habits would mean $250 cash back over the year! If you find the information on this page helpful, consider supporting this blog by using the links found on this page if you sign up for a Tangerine Credit Card , or use my Orange Code - 46415105S1 - when signing up to Tangerine so that you can also benefit from referral rewards. Tangerine …

Tangerine investment funds – what are they, where do I buy them, and how much do they cost?

For a DIY investor, Tangerine investment funds can be a great way to get yourself into the index investment market. I’ve talked a lot about TD e-Series funds in other articles, but Tangerine Investment Funds are a great option for those who are looking for investment accounts with no account costs and low management fees, easy transactions, and a simple buy and hold approach (no re-balancing!). Let’s look at the basics about Tangerine Investment Funds. Note: I am not employed by Tangerine, and only share this information to make investing easier for others. If you find information in this …

Why I Think EQ Bank is the Best High Interest Savings Account

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 …

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TD e-Series Excel – Track your Portfolio

It's finally here! I'm releasing my TD e-Series Excel Portfolio Tracker! When it comes to software, applications, or even spreadsheets to track your TD e-Series investments, I've found there is very little support on the web. I used to use Google Finance to track my portfolio, but they shut down that functionality unfortunately. Over time, I realized that the solution I was looking for to track my portfolio wasn't out there - so I decided to make my own. After requests from many of you, I'm releasing it for download! Version update history: Version 1.0 - initial release Version 1.1 - …

Step by step: How to buy TD e-Series Index Funds through TD Direct Investment

I’ve written a guide on the differences between investing in TD e-Series funds through a TD Mutual Fund Account and a TD Direct Investment Account.  I’ve also written how to buy and rebalance your e-Series funds through the TD Mutual Fund Account. Now let’s look at how to buy TD e-Series Index Funds through TD Direct Investment accounts. Before you start Before you can start trading using TD Direct Investment, you’ll need to setup some accounts.  This can be done online or in person by setting up a meeting with a TD Direct Investment rep from your local bank.  If you already have a portfolio …

Moving from TD Mutual Funds to TD Direct Investment

In previous posts I’ve talked about the differences between investing in TD e-Series funds through a TD Mutual Fund account and a TD Direct Investment account.  Both are good options, and many start with the simpler path of investing through a TD Mutual Fund account.  Eventually, this may not meet your needs anymore, and you'll need to move from investing through TD Mutual Funds to TD Direct Investment. Recap: TD Mutual Fund Account vs TD Direct Investment Account To make sure we are all on the same page, let’s quickly go over the 2 ways you can invest in TD e-Series funds. TD Mutual Fund …

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How I could have earned $250 using Tangerine Credit Card rewards

Picking the best credit card to get the best savings isn’t always an easy choice. I’ve used a variety of different cards over the years to test out which cards provide the best rewards. Let's look at the Tangerine Credit Card, and see how my spending habits would mean $250 cash back over the year! If you find the information on this page helpful, consider supporting this blog by using the links found on this page if you sign up for a Tangerine …

Tangerine investment funds – what are they, where do I buy them, and how much do they cost?

For a DIY investor, Tangerine investment funds can be a great way to get yourself into the index investment market. I’ve talked a lot about TD e-Series funds in other articles, but Tangerine Investment Funds are a great option for those who are looking for investment accounts with no account costs and low management fees, easy transactions, and a simple buy and hold approach (no re-balancing!). Let’s look at the basics about Tangerine Investment …

Why I Think EQ Bank is the Best High Interest Savings Account

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; …

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