How do you like my new (previously owned) table?

    It is a sunny Saturday morning and I am sitting at the kitchen table at my cottage. What struck me on my morning’s bike ride around Winnipeg Beach was the number of garage sales that I came across and the number of people out and about shopping for a bargain. We all know that Manitobans […]

    Family Matters Investing4 min read
    Meme Stock and Cryptocurrency Investing: Too Much Fun?

      “I think all the SHILLS and FOMO got to me – I’m all in at this point! Just going to ignore the FUD and HODL! DIAMOND HANDS, baby! Let’s hope this thing MOONS!”*** If you have no idea what that means and you’re rushing to Google Translate to understand – don’t worry, I’m just […]

    Investing5 min read
    Four steps to take before jumping into crypto investments

    The increasing popularity of crypto assets and the ongoing media coverage of coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum have piqued the interest of many new and experienced investors alike. Whether you’re interested in investing in crypto assets or simply learning more, consider the following before jumping in: 1) Understand your risk tolerance Crypto assets are high-risk […]

    Guest Blog Investing4 min read
    Podcast Producer Moira Donovan Helps Shine a Light on Investment Fraud

    Investment fraud is frequently in the news, but for me, the true impact only fully sunk in when producing Money Smart Manitoba’s Time to Call Out Fraud Podcast. Hearing from victims and experts first hand helped me see how being targeted by fraud affects people’s lives: it causes people to feel shame, weakens their sense […]

    Fraud Guest Blog Investing4 min read
    How to be an Investment Fraud Warrior in Five Easy Steps

    war·ri·or/ˈwôrēər/ noun (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter. When COVID hit and I found myself working from home, I quickly purchased a desk to avoid working at my dining room table. Being a proponent of “reuse and recyle” I turned to Facebook Marketplace and negotiated a deal on a desk […]

    Fraud Investing4 min read
    Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should: five questions to decide if DIY investing is right for you

    I am embarrassed to admit that this past holiday season (as well as many before it), I sat and ate an entire box of Toffifee in one sitting.  That being said, just because I could, doesn’t mean I should. The same can be said for DIY investing. When I was 18, I got a “hot […]