Back to School - Investing Basics

From crypto to sustanability and savings practices, our young hosts discuss essential personal finance and investing knowledge.

Andrew Willis 29 August, 2023 | 3:48PM
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Ever wonder what contributes to inflation? And what are the best ways to make a budget? It's not uncommon for the most advanced investors to wonder about basic topics - and everyone should brush up from time to time. With the help of Director of Investment Research Ian Tam, Canada's newest investors are going back to school - and so should you!

Back to School Basics: Money
How do I get money? Special correspondent Oliver Pacheco gets to the bottom of our most fundamental financial questions.

Back to School Basics: Mutual Funds
What are mutual funds and how should I pick them? Zorzet Liavas asks Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: ETFs
What are ETFs and how are they like hockey cards? Find out with Nathan Brown and Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: Investing
What age can I start investing? And how can I do it? William Kruglyak has the answers with Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: Cryptocurrency
Thinking of becoming a Bitcoin billionaire? Magnus Zhong and Ian Tam share some things to consider when it comes to investing in crypto.

Back to School Basics: Inflation
Why is everything so expensive these days? Veronika asks Ian Tam what causes it and whether it will get better.

Back to School Basics: Retirement
Why do grownups keep talking about retirement? Ashleigh Bretzlaff asks Morningstar's Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: Saving
How should you save money - and what can you do with it? Find out with Oscar Tyers and  Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: Sustainable Investing
What does investing have to do with climate change? Youssef Hamoda and Ian Tam explore how to use money to support a green planet.

Back to School Basics: Currencies
What's the difference between the Canadian dollar and other forms of money? Elena Liavas asks Ian Tam.

Back to School Basics: Budgeting
Charlotte Brown asks Morningstar's Ian Tam how to create a plan for her spending - so she can have enough money for her favourite things.

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Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis  is Senior Editor at Morningstar Canada. He previously produced content for Fidelity Investments and finance industry events for Euromoney Institutional Investor and has written in the past for Thomson Reuters and CNN. Follow him on Twitter @Andrew_M_Willis.

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