So the highlight of my week was meeting one of Canada’s most popular financial gurus, Gail Vaz-Oxlade. I started following Gail’s stuff back in 1997 when I bought her book “Gail Vaz-Ozlade’s Retirement Answer Book”. Since then, Gail’s popularity skyrocketed when she started the reality TV series “Till Debt do us Part”.
Gail and I have chatted in the cyber world through social media but it was a real treat to have breakfast with her and really get to know that ‘hold nothing back’ personality as she visited Edmonton on her speaking and book tour. She signed hundreds of books in 2 of our Costco locations, had 5 or 6 radio and TV appearance and then spoke to about 500 people at the University of Alberta for an event organized by Bridget, who runs the very successful Money After Graduation blog. It was a great event and Gail is one cool chick! I am in the process of writing more about Gail, her book and her visit so stay tuned. For now, here’s a list of great reads this week in the world of personal finance.
This Week I Wrote:
- On Monday I explained why you need to Pay Yourself First to Save Money.
- On Tuesday Sarah wrote about the importance of Knowing When to Quit.
- On Wednesday, I updated data on How much you will get from Canada Pension Plan in Retirement
- On Thursday, Donna shares three great examples of how retirement is about doing it my way
- This week I also shared my 2012 Stock Market Review at Group Benefits Online
Other Great Reads:
- Bridget writes about her awesome event with Gail Vaz-Oxlade
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade answered a great question about investing with her post on: How Much to Your RRSP?
- Mark at Blunt Bean counter gives some great advice on making things easier for your family and executor
- This week The Globe and Mail discussed Pleasing Payouts with the Best Yet to Come.
- The Canadian Finance Blog wants you to ask yourself, Are You Being Realistic about Your Ability to Reach Your Financial Goals?
- The Canadian Capitalist revealed their findings on the Performance of Currency-Neutral S&P 500 Index Funds.
- If you’re planning a vacation soon, you’ll want to read this post by Boomer & Echo about why you should Forget the Resort! Why You Should Travel for the Experience this Winter.
- Young and Thrifty discussed a great subject this week with their post on Passive Income: How to Get It.
- Speaking of passive income, the Financial Highway shared their list of 9 Winning Ways to Build Passive Income.
- This week the Dividend Ninja explained thoroughly Why Canadians Should Avoid Mutual Funds. Do you agree with them?
- Want to catch up on your financial reading this weekend? Invest It Wisely posted a round-up of Invest It Wisely’s Best of 2012.