Last year the Nova Scotia Securities Commission visited high schools and post-secondary institutions across Nova Scotia, both in-person and virtually, to talk to students about investing. With a new school year beginning this month, the Student Connections program has returned.
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
School is back in session, and the Nova Scotia Securities Commission is ready to teach young people about investing. This month we’re launching a new web page on our website with information for young investors.
We had a question come in recently asking about age limitations on RRSP and TFSA accounts. More specifically the question asked if an 18-year-old son could open their own RRSP or TFSA account at their bank. The short answer to that question is, it depends.
In a throwback to look at some basic investments, we’ve been asked to go over Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs).
The words saving and investing are often used interchangeably, despite the fact they are two very different things.
In some of our old posts and content we’ve linked to, recovery room scams have been mentioned. So, what are they and how can they be avoided?
This question specifically refers to what Book Value and Market Value refer to when it comes to mutual funds. If you invest in mutual funds you’ve likely seen these terms on your statements along with a numerical value in dollars.
One of our readers, when filling out a Know Your Client (KYC) document with their adviser, was asked for their net worth. If you were asked for your net worth would you know what it is? Do you even know how to figure it out?