Category Archives: Tips

Canadian Couch Potato Investing with Questrade

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 4:52 pm

Five years ago I started investing using the Canadian Couch Potato index fund strategy with TD using their e-Series funds. Last week I initiated the transfer of my funds from TD to Questrade and this post will revolve around the pros/cons of TD vs Questrade and the process on how to move to Questrade.

Downloading Your Google Data with Google Takeout

Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 10:42 am

Using Google Takeout, you are able to download your data from various Google products such as Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, Calendar, Photos, etc. This is useful for a number of reasons such as having an offline backup, migrating to another service, or doing some spring-cleaning.

Firefox Container Tabs

Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 4:28 pm

What I’d consider to be Firefox’s killer feature is its Container Tabs: allowing you to “contain” websites, and associated cookies, into various containers.  It even colour-codes the tabs with a subtle bottom line to provide you the tab’s context.

Moving to a Data-Only Mobile Plan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 6:10 pm

Recently my former cell phone carrier – Public Mobile – proposed a fee increase of 25% (Feb. 15th, 2018) before retracting their proposal the next day in response to over ~1,600 CCTS complaints filed within a day-and-a-half. Their announcement includes the following statement: “While all good things must come to an end at some point […]