September 27 roundup - MoneySense

September 27 roundup

A portrait in callous greed, cheap ways to stage your home and how to make your dog less expensive


In a classic “gotcha” moment, the Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick tells the story of the little old lady who moved three registered retirement income fund accounts and was fleeced for $1,305.15.

“Excessive fees like the ones charged to our elderly investor make you look greedy and untrustworthy,” clucks Carrick. “Cut it out.”

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• If your kids have recently hounded you into buying a dog, you should read this post. It’ll save you some bucks.