What is it Costing Me to Invest?

Trying to add up the answer can be frustrating. This is an industry that hasn’t always seemed to strive for transparency. So, what are you paying? How much less could you be paying? In the example below we’re going to look at a couple with $600,000 in traditional public investments across RRSP, TFSA, and Non-Registered accounts. What are “Good”, “Bad” and “Ugly” annual cost approximations?

Top 10 Mistakes of Do-It-Yourself Investors

We live in an age of instant access to awe-inspiring amounts of information. I can learn almost anything from the comfort of my living room: a few well placed Google and YouTube searches will tell me how to remodel my kitchen, play the guitar, or diagnose a skin rash. It's all fantastic stuff, but there are perhaps more permanent consequences for do-it-yourself (DIY) investors who make these common mistakes.