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Understanding Debt Funds

Understanding Debt Funds

Debt is a term we’re all pretty familiar with, but do you know what a debt fund is? We want to lay it all out for you. What a debt fund is, how it works, and why it’s important to diversify with this kind of fund.    What Is a Debt Fund?   Debt...
How MICs Benefit Both Investors and Borrowers

How MICs Benefit Both Investors and Borrowers

The key to a good relationship is when it mutually benefits all parties involved — and it’s no different with MICs. Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICs) can benefit both the borrower and investor in a variety of ways.  An MIC offers investors a chance to...
What Is a Self-Directed TFSA & How Does It Work?

What Is a Self-Directed TFSA & How Does It Work?

Is there a difference between a basic Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) and a self-directed TFSA? Absolutely — a self-directed TFSA, much like a self-directed RRSP, allows the investor more freedom and control over their investment choices. Do-It-Yourself (DIY)...
Understanding the Advantages of Self-Directed RRSPs

Understanding the Advantages of Self-Directed RRSPs

We’ve explained what Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) are in the past and why you should have them. What you may not have known is that RRSPs can be both self-directed and basic. But what does that mean? If you’re an investor who’s considering alternative...