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  • How to Spot an Investment Scam Like a Pro – Pt.2 PART TWO of TWO A MoneySmart Guest Blog Rule 3# - Be wary of high-pressure tactics and a need to ‘act fast’ I use a pseudonym, covert email address and phone number to hide my identity as a government investigator. Given the suspect information that I have uncovered so far, I request more information from… Read More
  • How to Spot an Investment Scam Like a Pro PART ONE of TWO A MoneySmart Guest Blog Investment scams are an unfortunate fact of life in Canada. They are often sophisticated operations, run by highly-skilled, smooth-talking people who have years of experience in committing fraud. Well-educated and intelligent people are taken in by investment scams all the time. So how do you protect yourself… Read More
  • Credit and Debit Cards and the COVID Crisis If you had asked me a year ago, I’d say with certainty that when it comes to choosing between paying with cash or credit, a little pain is worth substantial gain—cash is a little less convenient sometimes, but it pays off in the end. Since COVID-19 has struck, many businesses and organizations have asked us… Read More
  • 5 Things to Think About During a Sudden Stock Market Correction A MoneySmart Guest Blog As with any brand new development that may impact global or local economies, there is still much to learn about COVID-19 and what it means for financial markets in the short- and long-term. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the common concerns people have when global events cause… Read More
  • If you’re single, is it 2x the effort to reach your financial goals? A MoneySmart Guest Blog Being told that I could never do it on my own actually motivated me. Those who voiced this belief were probably expressing their own fears. I am sharing the lessons I learned on how to manage my finances by myself after finishing my undergraduate during a recession. These lessons are now… Read More

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