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A weekly reality check on sensible investing and financial decision-making for Canadians. Hosted by Benjamin Felix and Cameron Passmore.

Oct 26, 2018

Welcome to the Rational Reminder Podcast everybody! Today on the show we welcome a good friend and someone who has had a massive influence on our lives and work. Bestselling investment author, Dan Solin, joins us on the podcast today. Dan has been a staunch advocate for evidence based investing for a long time now...

Oct 17, 2018

In Episode 16 of the Rational Reminder Podcast we talked about the following:

  • How bad was last week’s market volatility?
  • Should you make changes to your portfolio in this market?
  • Are people better at predicting when markets are volatile?
  • How the market prices securities
  • The economy vs. the stock market
  • When do bear...

Oct 15, 2018

In Episode 15 of the Rational Reminder Podcast we recapped our time at the Dimensional Fund Advisors advanced conference. We recapped the following:


  • Eugene Fama
  • The history of the University of Chicago and Dimensional
  • Connecting economics with academia
  • Behavioral finance is a branch of efficient markets (according to...

Oct 11, 2018

In Episode 14 of the Rational Reminder podcast we were joined by Martin Parizeau, a retired banking executive with extensive knowledge of Canadian consumer debt, and a PWL client. We discussed the following:


  • The start of the ETF boom
  • When proponents of active management realize they should index
  • Cutting wasteful...

Oct 2, 2018

In Episode 13 of the Rational Reminder podcast we discussed the following:


  • Getting into the DFA advanced conference
  • Cancelling whole life insurance
  • When permanent insurance makes sense
  • Unaffordable housing in Canada
  • Housing bubbles?
  • Bridging the gap with a HELOC
  • Undervalued financial advice
  • Money does not buy...