Book Review Count On Yourself: Take Charge of Your Money

This is a book I would give to my cousin if he asked me where to start in getting control of his savings and investments.

TFSA Tips from Gordon Pape: A Review of How TFSAs Can Make You Rich

Gordon Pape answers questions like “Can I use my TFSA as collateral for a loan?” in this new book. Would I recommend reading it?

Setting Up a DRIP for a Stock or ETF at BMO InvestorLine

How to set up a DRIP for a specific holding with BMO InvestorLine and when it won’t actually yield you any new shares.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Mutual Funds

Most of us know a few major drawbacks of mutual funds, but fewer of us realize they offer benefits too. Read on to discover how to maximize the benefits of mutual funds while fine-tuning your portfolio. And confirm your guess about what stock is trading up $1079 today.

Be Wary of the Unrealized Gain or Loss Column for Re-invested Mutual Funds with BMO InvestorLine

Although the reporting is not wrong for mutual funds in a dividend reinvestment plan with BMO InvestorLine, it isn’t what you expect. Here’s what you’re actually seeing on the My Holdings screen deMSTIFied.

Questrade Has the Lowest Annual Fee RRSP Brokerage Account with No Minimum Balance: Or Does It?

Does Questrade offer the best RRSP brokerage account for investors with a small balance, or, after scrutinizing the fine print, does another brokerage have the best deal? The research results surprised me and may please you.

Pros and Cons of Email Alerts from CIBC Investor’s Edge

What works and what doesn’t when setting Alerts using CIBC Investor’s Edge.

Pros and Cons of the BMO InvestorLine Stock and Market Alert Email Message System

What works and what doesn’t when setting Alerts using BMO InvestorLine.

A Review and Comparison of Real Time Stock Prices at CIBC Investor’s Edge and BMO InvestorLine

After providing instructions on how to get a real time stock price for an Investor’s Edge or InvestorLine account, we review what’s good and bad about BMO’s and CIBC’s reports of the stock price including which reports trade time to the second, which tells you your current cash balance, and which reports the day’s highs and lows for the stock.

Pros and Cons of Setting Up a DRIP for Dividends with CIBC Investor’s Edge ShareBuilder Plan

The benefits and drawbacks of enrolling in a DRIP through CIBC Investor’s Edge, including whether share discounts are available.

Review of BMO InvestorLine’s MyLink Secure Email Service

A review of the entire MyLink email service offered by BMO InvestorLine, including messages received from MyLink about analyst rating changes and maturities.

Review of Contacting BMO InvestorLine Using the MyLink Secure Email Program

Details on how prompty and accurately InvestorLine replied to various queries submitted by their secure email service MyLink.

Pros and Cons of Using a DRIP for BMO InvestorLine Dividends

The benefits and drawbacks of enrolling in a DRIP through BMO InvestorLine, including the differences between real and synthetic DRIPs.

Pros and Cons of Buying GICs in a Self-Directed Online Brokerage Account

While there are some good points to buying GICs in a self-directed account with InvestorLine or Investor’s Edge, there are some snags to watch out for, too.

Comparing GIC Rates for BMO InvestorLine, CIBC Investor’s Edge

Comparing GIC offerings from BMO InvestorLine and CIBC Investor’s Edge proves its worth shopping around for the best rate.