Alison Banney is the banking and investments editor at Finder. She has written about finance for over six years, with her work featured on sites including Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine and Dynamic Business. She has previously worked at Westpac, and has written for several other major banks including BCU, Greater Bank and Gateway Credit Union. Alison has a Bachelor of Communications from Newcastle University, with a double major in Journalism and Public Relations. She has ASIC RG146 compliance certificates for Financial Advice, Securities and Managed Investments and Superannuation. Outside of Finder, you’ll likely find her somewhere near the ocean.
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Diversification is a buzzword in the finance world, but how do you know if your portfolio fits the bill? Here's what to keep in mind.
Here are several strategies you can use to ensure you’re not taking on too much risk with your investments, while still achieving good returns.
Learn about Canadian penny stocks and their risks, plus find out how to buy them if they are a fit for your investment portfolio.
Learn what an initial public offering (IPO) is, how it works, and the advantages and risks.
Learn about each of the five main asset classes and understand why it's important to diversify your money across several of them.
Companies offer a share of the profits they earn to their investors in the form of dividends. Usually paid twice a year in Canada, dividends are often offered as cash payments but can also be in the form of company shares.
Check out these helpful tips for getting your debts, investments and savings ready for an economic decline.
Compare digital banks in Canada as well as traditional brick-and-mortar banks that offer online banking through their banking apps and websites.
If you're not satisfied with your current bank, closing your account should not be a hassle. Learn how to do that and save money by switching accounts.