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INVESTMENTS AREN’T AS SCARY AS YOU THINK

Halifax Blogger
*All views and opinions expressed represent my own and are based on my own research of the subject matter.

‘DO SOMETHING TODAY THAT YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL THANK YOU FOR’

Are you thinking about tomorrow? I mean really thinking about your tomorrow. I don’t mean the endless piles of laundry you need to do, or that baby shower you need to attend, or that presentation you have to have ready for your boss by Monday. I mean are you seriously thinking about your financial tomorrow??

Kayla Short, Short Presents

Among all the avocado toast and fancy cappuccinos, us millennials can get a bad rap for “living in the moment” too much and not properly preparing for our future. Let’s do something about that shall we??

Personally I’ve been investing since I was in high school. It’s something that I’ve always been very keen to do (mostly because I grew up with a very independent single mother so I think I learned the value of a dollar pretty quick and likewise the importance to save some of it for tomorrow). I didn’t have the luxury of having someone send me to school; I completely supported myself through not one, but two degrees, and worked all of eight different jobs to do so.

“We all know we should be saving our money, whether it’s for retirement, or a house of our own, a renovation, a car, or even for your child’s future education. Investments are just a smart idea, but they are also VERY intimidating”.

With so many investment options it’s overwhelming at best, which is why I’m super excited to be partnering today with my friends at RBC InvestEase to chat with you not only about the importance of saving for tomorrow, but also a really cool tool they just launched in November tohelp you get started. We’ll be checking our excuses at the door in today’s post because RBC InvestEase has made it SO easy to get started on investing for tomorrow.

I’ve been an RBC customer for YEARS, and I’m SO SO excited about their new online investment management service that helps Canadian investors reach their financial goals. I mean, just wait until you hear how easy they make it!

Making investments more approachable than ever, RBC InvestEase will help you get started right now so you can start accumulating some serious investments for your future. I know I know, but investments are one of those things we know we should all be doing, but I also get that it just seems like too big of a hurdle to climb, or perhaps you are so scared you’ll make the wrong decision, so you just don’t make any. THESE ARE ALL VALID CONCERNS! I hearyou, but let’s work through it together.

RBC InvestEase makes it easy for Canadians to access investment advice online and brings convenience, speed and simplicity to Canadians’ busy lifestyles.

WHAT IS RBC INVESTEASE?


RBC InvestEase is a new digital investing business that makes investing easy and convenient for you because you can do it from the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are). RBC InvestEase delivers automated investment advice and ongoing portfolio support at a low cost.

Designed for the digitally-savvy. RBC InvestEase is for Canadians who want an online experience and who are comfortable with experts making decisions on their behalf. The best part you can always track your progress online at your own convenience.

HOW DOES IT WORK?


Based on your responses to a short online questionnaire, RBC InvestEase matches you with an investment portfolio recommendation that corresponds to one of five ‘risk profiles’, ranging from very conservative to aggressive growth. It’s great because you can really customize it to where you are financially now, but you can always update it later (say for instance you start a new job).

Experts at RBC InvestEase do all the work for you. You don’t need to research, buy or sell securities – RBC InvestEase keeps you on track by doing this for you through automatic portfolio rebalancing.

All RBC InvestEase client portfolios are professionally managed. You can open TFSAs, RRSPs, and non-registered investment accounts, and RBC InvestEase will take care of all the details.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?


To get started, you log on anytime and just answer a few simple questions. Then you receive an instant portfolio recommendation (your preferred risk) based on your answers.

You can then proceed to open and fund an account online! Your RBC InvestEase investment portfolio is overseen by a team of experts working behind the scenes to help keep you on track to meet the investing goals you set for yourself. The team’s experts make all investment decisions for you, ONLY after confirming the portfolio is suitable for you.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO INVEST?


You only need $1000 to start investing. You can readily monitor your progress and investments through the online dashboard, anytime you wish, from anywhere you are.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND? OR MY FINANCIAL SITUATION CHANGES?


The best part is you can call change or update anything anytime, so you’re always in control. RBC’s InvestEase service provides automated advice and recommendations, in addition to ongoing portfolio management. As a client you also have access to a team of accredited Portfolio Advisors, who are available by phone to answer any questions.

I DON’T HAVE TIME TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT


We’re all busy and adding one other meeting or appointment to the day sometimes just isn’t a reality. What’s great and the RBC InvestEase is that it’s available online to all Canadians and can be accessed from the comfort of your home or when you are on the go.

HOW DOES RBC INVESTEASE WORK?


→ Once your account is open and funded, RBC InvestEase builds a portfolio comprised of low-cost ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and manages it for you.

→ From there, your portfolio is continuously monitored and automatically rebalanced to help keep you on track. You can check your progress online, at your convenience.

→ RBC InvestEase also provides you with access to a team of live, accredited Portfolio Advisors if you have any questions, or need advice or insights.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


You will pay only 0.5% per year in management fees on your investment balances. RBC is also waiving the management fee for 6 months if you sign up by June 16, 2019 so now’s the time to get started.

WHAT I LOVED ABOUT RBC INVESTEASE


What I’ve always loved about RBC is that their online software is so easy to navigate. I’m never wondering where to click for something or if I did everything correctly because it’s always outlined so well. Which I think is very important when it comes to doing anything with your money. I’ve always enjoyed my RBC experiences and the RBC InvestEase was no different. Appropriately named they really do make investing easy, so there’s no excuse to not get started.

Just remember that putting away now will turn into something big later, and the sooner you start the sooner it starts to accumulate.

Once you answer the questionnaire they kind of take over from there which is amazingly helpful I mean who has time to be switching things up all the time, and watching for trends?? I love the comfort of having someone assisting me, and continuing to work for me behind the scenes.


Y’all are strong confident adults, you are go getters, you want the world, and you aren’t afraid to work for it! I’m right there with you cheering you on, so let’s make sure all our ducks are in a row, and we’ve got those investments locked down so your future amazing self if also being taken care of. Just know that no investment is too small, you’re still taking that first step in the right direction. Give yourself a pat on the back today for reading today’s post, and making yourself and your future a priority.

GO GET EM TIGERS!! YOU GOT THIS! THE SOONER YOU GET STARTED THE SOONER YOU ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS

For more information on RBC’s InvestEase please visit rbcinvestease.com and thank you so much for assisting me in spreading this amazing helpful information today!

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Kayla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*this post was sponsored by RBC, but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting our sponsors so we can continue to bring the highest quality content <3

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