Finding Your Findependence

About Jonathan Chevreau

Jonathan Chevreau, one of Canada’s most prolific financial authors, is the incoming editor of MoneySense magazine, and a former personal finance columnist with the Financial Post for 19 years. He’s authored several mutual fund guides, two books on the stock market and wealth management, the financial novel Findependence Day, and most recently the National Post e-book, The Best of Jonathan Chevreau.

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Investment fees: could you be paying less?

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

Generally, the more services and advice an investment advisor provides a client, the more he or she needs to be compensated. And the more individual investors are willing to research and execute trades on their own, the lower the cost. MORE

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What is a robo-advisor and is it right for you?

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

As is often the case, an investing trend that began in the United States has in recent months started to migrate to Canada. It’s known by the unfortunate phrase “robo-advisor,” although a better term – at least in this country – might be “light advice.” MORE

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Launching your millennial and delaying the empty nest

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

For many baby boomers, empty nest syndrome is a necessary prelude to full retirement. MORE

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“Rightsizing” for retirement: how to live smaller but better

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

Rightsizing for retirement is all about the basics of establishing financial independence that we’ve tackled on this site before. MORE

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Pensions: transitioning from an employer with a DB plan to one with a DC plan

POSTED BY Jonathan Chevreau

Much of the debate over the proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) into a “Big CPP” is based on the desire to give ordinary Canadians the equivalent of the solid defined benefit (DB)pensions that many employers are trying to eliminate. MORE

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