October 19, 2017

[Ep. 122] How to Get Started with DIY Investing with Edward Kholodenko

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DIY investing is becoming more and more popular, and it’s easy to see why. It puts the investor in the driver’s seat, having full control of what they’re investing in, and plus it doesn’t hurt that you can save a ton in fees.

In this episode, I chat with Edward Kholodenko, CEO and founder of Questrade, one of Canada’s leading discount brokerages. He shares his story of immigrating to Canada and starting Questrade from the ground up, and why he’s so passionate about empowering investors and educating them on how to do it themselves.

You know the say, there’s no one that cares more about your money than you do. And that’s a big reason why I think DIY investing in index funds and ETFs is becoming more normal amongst millennials. We want to feel in control of our financial futures and we don’t want to just hand our money off to an investment broker and hope for the best. We want to know what’s going on so we can make sure we’re growing our money to its full potential.

And the most common way to DIY invest is to use a discount brokerage, follow an investment plan like the model portfolios shared on the Canadian Couch Potato’s site or The Sustainable Economist’s site, and rebalance accordingly.

To get you started, below are some helpful resources to continue your investing education.

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