Welcome to The MapleMoney Show, the podcast that helps Canadians improve their personal finances to create lasting financial freedom. I’m your host, Tom Drake, the founder of MapleMoney, where I’ve been writing about all things related to personal finance since 2009. Most investors see bonds as a safe place to put their money, but according to my guest this week, ...

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[Editor’s Note: You’re going to be hearing about physician life coaching a lot this week on the blog and the podcast. We have teamed up with The Physician Philosopher to provide this valuable service for those of our readers and listeners in need of it. In today’s post, Dr. Turner explains how he benefitted from coaching himself so much that ...

Intermediate and sophisticated investors and traders use stock options to manage and mitigate market risk. Although not essential to ensure adequate portfolio diversification, options have tremendous strategic value and can dramatically increase returns when the bets they enable pay off. Of course, options trading is not without risk, which is why the novice investor would do well to steer clear ...

Once you become involved with cryptocurrency, one of the major questions becomes how to secure your holdings. The nature of cryptocurrencies is such that whoever has them can spend them, much like cash. A major concern is the chance that someone may take your cryptocurrency from you. There have been a handful of high profile and costly heists over the ...

I’m not sure if the prevalence of “Why bonds?” and “Should I use a 100% stock portfolio?” threads on internet forums is inversely correlated with future stock market returns, but it wouldn’t surprise me. I do know that I didn’t see very many of them in late 2008.  I’m seeing a ton of them now, so it is probably time ...

Podcast #181 Show Notes: Evidence-Based Investing with Larry Swedroe Practicing evidence-based medicine is important to physicians, looking at data and changing our practice according to it.  Due to this, you will really appreciate our guest in this episode, Larry Swedroe, who has been a proponent of evidence-based investing for a long time.  His teachings have affected me over the years ...

Welcome to The MapleMoney Show, the podcast that helps Canadians improve their personal finances to create lasting financial freedom. I’m your host, Tom Drake, the founder of MapleMoney, where I’ve been writing about all things related to personal finance since 2009. Have you avoided investing in real estate because it seems too costly and complicated? My guest this week explains ...

Anytime the stock market goes down, people start talking about “dry powder.” Dry powder is a reference to a habit among frontiersmen, soldiers, and sailors to keep some of your gunpowder in a dry location, because wet gunpowder doesn’t work. So dry powder is what you pull out when you’re attacked right after a downpour. When applied to financial markets, ...

[Editor’s Note: Today’s WCI Network post is from Physician on Fire and includes important information about a taxable account, including some ways to make it VERY tax-efficient. I also have a very tax-efficient taxable account. Not only is it primarily invested in very tax-efficient, low cost, broadly diversified index funds, but we harvest our losses and donate our appreciated shares ...

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