Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Simplified Explanation of the Canadian Income Tax System

You’ve made it through another tax season!  You probably made it through alive and hopefully came out a little richer (or possibly a little poorer if you had to pay the CRA). Those beginning months of the year leading up to tax season can be very stressful.  Most just want to get through it and […]

Top 6 Strategies on How to Research a Company for a Job Interview

The hiring process has become more in depth and more tedious than ever.  As a potential hire, you are expected to know the basic principles of the company’s business and the company’s vision, mission, and values. The more you research the company the better your chances of interview success. The research process shouldn’t only be […]

Investing Strategies: Value Investing Vs. Growth Investing

There is an old saying for musicians and bands that you are either like The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.  This “one-or-the-other” philosophy has formed strong beliefs towards how music should be written, recorded, and played. There are two investment styles in the finance world which closely mirror the “Beatles or Rolling Stones” philosophy.  In […]

What’s the Difference between a Mutual Fund and an ETF?

There is a good chance that you have heard about Mutual Funds.  They have been around for some time and probably make up a good chunk of your parents’ RRSPs or RRIFs if they have any. Mutual Funds come in many different shapes and sizes.  The vast majority try to utilize the skills of a […]

Top 10 Questions to Ask during a Job Interview

When you come to the end of a job interview and you are asked “Do you have any questions for me?” are you prepared with the right questions to ask? This is one part of the interview process that a lot of people just simply forget to prepare for.  This is unfortunate because it is […]

How to use DuPont Analysis for Financial Analysis: Soft-Drink Example

One of the strongest indicators for a financially successful company is return on equity, or simply ROE.  ROE is a great tool for investors because it shows you what the return is on the portion of the company that belongs to equity.  It is a simple calculation that quickly summarizes the ability of management to […]