I missed last week’s Best of Blogs because I was traveling and doing my financial education workshops so this weeks edition of Best of Blogs might be a little longer.
It’s Halloween weekend so many of us will be busy but if you are serious about financial education and empowerment, I’ve got some great reading for you in my Halloween edition of Best of Blogs.
- Last week, I wrote 10 Things you need to know about RRIFs. Thanks to Rob Carrick for including this article in his Best of personal finance reading on the web.
- This week, I highlighted some great reviews of my book 10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Retirement. Thanks to Canadian Capitalist, Larry MacDonald and Rob Carrick for their support
- Also this week, I posted Popular Estate Planning questions and more importantly my answers to these questions after being on the Alberta Primetime Monday Night Money Panel.
- I also wrote an article at CanadianFinanceBlog.com on how Debt Can Be a Problem for Baby Boomers Retirement Plans.
- Dan Hallett always has something intelligent to say. Last week he wrote about how Volatility measures behavioral risk. It’s a great analysis of how volatility can affect behaviour. He makes one interesting and controversial comment “the impact of investor behaviour dwarfs the importance of fees.”
- Before You Invest talks about the three R’s of Investing – Research, Registration and Re-evaluate
- Rob Carrick writes a great article highlighting the tracking error problems that can exist in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF). This is a must read for ETF investors
- Walletpop gives 9 Top ways we Waste Money. I agree with all of them.
- I learned from Young and Thrifty about how valuable my Shoppers Drug Mart Optimax Reward Card is.
- Big Cajun Man reflects (or should I say vents) on his experience with the Bank in cashing in RESPs for his kids. I love the practical nature of his lessons learned.
- Morningstar shares their thoughts on what makes a good core holding
- Balance Junkie is ultra conservative with her own money but asks What would make me Invest in the Stock Market?
- Mike at MoneySmartsBlog Defends Mutual Fund Fees.He’s also gotten some great reviews of his new book The RESP Book.
- You can read his first chapter on the Globe and Mail Website
- Canadian Dream: Retire at 45 talks about saving money for kids RESPs and retiring early. Can you do both?
- Miranda at Financial Highway asks if you would put your retirement at risk to pay for your kids education?
- Alan at CanadianFinanceBlog gives some very practical information about how to deal with the possibility of Financial Disaster.
- The Globe and Mail ponders if Financial Decisions get better with age.
- Frugal Trader at Million Dollar Journey Asks readers What’s in your wallet? If you want to see what’s in Frugal Traders Wallet you got to read the post to find out.
Lots of great stuff here! Have a wonderful weekend