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Usaa Total Stock Market Index Fund – How To Start Buying INDEX FUNDS With $500 For BEGINNERS


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How To Start Buying Index Funds With $500 For Beginners! Today we’re sharing how to buy index funds, the breakdown of index funds vs mutual funds, and we chat about what we think the best investment strategy is for beginners! We’ll take you through a live tutorial of Steph setting up her TD eSeries account, and how to buy an index fund through that platform. We’ve also done a previous video on index funds vs ETF, mutual fund investing and investing for beginners. Are you ready for index funds explained? Do you invest in index funds?! Let us know in the comments below!

▸ Investing In Index Funds – 0:40
▸ Why TD eSeries – 2:00
▸ How To Open A TD eSeries Account – 3:08
▸ How To Set Up Your eSeries Account – 4:19

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  1. Steph & Den
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Are you currently investing in index funds?! Let us know! ⬇️

  2. Yash Shah
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Very helpful for novice investors

  3. tonton6969
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    hello, newbie here. Please correct me if I am wrong. The reason of buying it on TD Easyweb this way is to have automated monthly contributions? otherwise a Self-Directed Tax-Free Savings Account would have been a better choice?

  4. Ablel
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I only have Cibc account

  5. Marvin Peterson
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hello thanks for the video. I really want to invest in index funds but I’m not sure how to go about doing it. Do you recommend Wealth Simple? I was thinking of purchasing an EFT per month.

  6. mks
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Can I invest in index funds via Wealthsimple invest?

  7. Maverick Milo
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Automate is truly the safest platform you can invest your funds.I must commend the platform, they are always consistent with withdrawals and their payments are automated always making me happy💯.

  8. Juan M. Montoya
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Do you need to open a brokerage account to do this? Because there is a fee if your balance is less than $15K.

  9. Roy Dopaishi
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Love the video guys! I'm based in Bangkok (Thailand) – what's the best brokerage account for non-US residents? I plan to buy into US, Canadian and International Index funds as well!

  10. Beckzie loohoo
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hi there! What are the fees attached to having this e series account? Comparatively is this a better option than using Wealthsimple or Questrade?

  11. Katie Lye
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    This was awesome, thank you! It's rare to get this practical advice

  12. Remy
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Any reason you guys went with TD instead of wealthsimple trade to invest?

  13. K H
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    What are your thoughts on Fidelty canada? They have a canadian site.

  14. Heather Boston
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I looked on easyweb and I can't see the same options as you. i.e. there is no PPP, redeem, switch options under investments. I called the bank and they said they discontinued this option to purchase e-series through TD Investment Services and the only way to get them is through direct investing. I find this hard to believe and I think the person I'm dealing with doesn't know what they are talking about. Can you tell me if you can still purchase e-series on easyweb without direct investing in Waterhouse?

  15. jovita shetty
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Super informative to have Canadian you tubers speak about investments as most of the videos are made by American you-tubers and the financial scene is def not the SAME

  16. Nayeem Ahmed
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hey what account should I use for index funds? TFSA, RRSP, Cash account? What is best for tax purposes. TFSA is non taxable but there is a limit.

  17. wenly zhang
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Very helpful information, can we convert our RRSP and RESP account currently under TD ( have to pay quite bit of management fee) to the self management account you mentioned? Thank you very much

  18. TMA TMA
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Can you buy index funds for Questrade?

  19. Peter Ros
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    How much does TD charge per transaction?

  20. ligma nuts
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    scotia I trade might have a bit of high commissions but it is a pretty good platform as long as your making consistent contributions to your funds to unsure the fees don't kill your gains

  21. Ben Scheel
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Thoughts on Wealthsimple?

  22. myway8950
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I'm a bit confused. I'm reading up articles here and there. Nothing seems to be able to provide me with a sound suggestion.
    I have a TFSA account with TD as well where I'm currently investing in e series mutual funds. Now my monthly investment goal is $500 per month. I don't know how I should be handling this because I also have wealth simple invest. I want to be using the best value return in 10 years from now. What do you think I should do?

  23. shivraj singh
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Awesome video!! Thanks for putting in research and sharing the info.

    Though it's a good idea to to have index funds in your portfolio, it's worthwhile looking at performance (Net MER) of some of the funds offered by specialists companies such as AGF/Fidelity.

  24. Sean Snyder
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Love what y'all are doing! Keep it up👍🏻👍🏻

  25. Hichem Houhou
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hey guys, super helpful content!! Is there a difference if you put money in an e-series index in TD but through webbroker? because i can't find how to do it on my easy web?

  26. Jablowmay Johnson
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    This was soooo clean and transparent. TY!!

  27. Romell Millares
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    What are the fees regarding switching? And will the CRA penalize you if you are switching? Will the CRA tax you on gains regarding purchasing these ETFs?

  28. john smith
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Are there any fees for opening up td direct investing to buy these e series index (other than the MERs)

  29. Do
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    what are your thoughts on questrade or wealthsimple?

  30. mConcepts
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hi Steph and Dennis, I enjoy your videos. I have an idea that I would like to run by you. You up for it?

  31. Monishi Dutta
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Man I really don’t understand why your videos don’t have more views. So amazing you guys, keep going. Love from India ❤️

  32. Judith Jackson
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Wow this was so helpful!!!

  33. theothertroll
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    She reminds me, I need to look into buying into women's makeup companies ~

  34. Missias Alpha Gulayan
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Hi there,
    Can you take a look about rbc etf funds?

  35. salam makaby
    July 30, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Great video! I am wondering if you ran across what Scotiabank offers for index funds?