This week I finished my last workshop of the year. It’s been a terrific year for my workshops which is a promising sign that many employers really do care about the financial well being of their employees. We’ve worked with small and large employers, union groups, associations and many conference organizers. Thanks to everyone who participated in my workshops as well as those that organized them.
I also wanted to thank Scott Kwasnechka for bidding $500 in the Blogging for Charity program. Instead of getting people to outbid Scott, I thought I would open the program to anyone that wanted to match the $500 bid to a charity. Anyone that matches will also get to write a guest post for Retire Happy.
This Week’s Articles:
- On Monday I walked you through the answer to the tricky question: How Often Should You Review Your Estate Plan?
- On Wednesday I shared several strategies from my Charitable Giving Strategy.
- On Thursday I post a guest post by Frank Weiler that discusses the specifics of Buying Income Paying Investments in Canada.
Other Great Reading This Week:
- This week Bible Money Matters discussed the importance of your own financial health in their article, Love Your Children? Take Care of Your Financial Health.
- Congratulations to Million Dollar Journey for celebrating 5 years of blogging. Check out all the money he is giving away in prizes.
- CBS Money posted a great video this week on the Lang and O’leary Exchange where they talked to David Chilton about fees. You can fast forward to the 46 minute point to see David take on Kevin with a great debate on fees.
- This week the Blunt Bean Counter shared an eye-opening article that asks Do You Believe What You Read? This is a must-read!
- Jon Chevreau, of the National Post, criticizes the mutual fund industry for charging high fees but one big mutual fund company is holding its ground.
- My Own Advisor finishes off a three part review of Andrew Hallam’s book Millionaire Teacher. I finished the book this week and will share my review shortly.
- Canadian Couch Potato shares are great article on how performance over different time frames can be very misleading.
- We all have debit cards in our wallets but do you know all the fine print associated with them? You’ll want to read Boomer and Echo’s post that explains why Debit Cards Are Costing Us Money.
- The new year is almost here and that means it’s time to brush up your financial literacy with this post by Benefits Canada, Taking Action on Financial Literacy.
- Setting a budget can be hard but it helps to keep in mind that you should Match Up Your Money To Your Values. This is a refreshing post by Gail VazOxlade at MoneySense.
- This week the HuffPost Business shared a great read that shares why Their Confidence is Killing Your Returns.
- We all hate fees but there’s seems to be no avoiding them. This week Rob Carrick of The Globe and Mail tells how Canadian Investors ‘Gouged’ by Fees.