Weight is holding steady at 180.5 pounds this morning. I’m still dieting, but I’ve decided not to be so hard-core. I lost about 10-11 pounds in about 5 weeks. While my methods were effective, they also made life quite miserable for a while.
My fave articles of the week
Jeff Opdyke from the Wall Street Journal found out his son’s favourite sport isn’t soccer. A great read – I suspect that I’ll be writing something similar in 10 years.
On with the links
The Royal Commission on Canadian Financial Literacy released their report this week after 18 years of study:
- Ellen Roseman thinks it is ridiculous that the financial industry is expected to help with financial education.
- Rob Carrick says that more disclosure from financial companies would be educational.
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade knows the key to financial literacy is being able to reach the right people.
Mike Piper had a good post about protecting your private computer files. This is good to know – if someone steals your computer, they will have access to any unprotected data on the hard drive.
Naked Capitalism wrote about the specious logic of Wall Street pay.
Ted Rechtshaffen wrote about how to deal with the sequence of returns problem in retirement.
Michael James says that most investors have a mental block on RRSPs. Very good article and very true.
Young and Thrifty compares TFSA vs RRSP accounts.
Million Dollar Journey has an ETF primer.
My Own Advisor wants to know how much people in their 30’s are contributing to RRSPs.
Retire Happy blog is tired of the RRSP vs TFSA debate and says to just do both of them (and then shut the hell up).
Boomer and Echo says it is tax time. Oh goody!
Canadian Capitalist wonders why some government benefits are not being claimed. I think the government should do more to make sure this doesn’t happen.
Larry MacDonald talks about the T1213 form and how it can improve your cash flow.
- Home Security System in Canada
- 7 Money Traps to Avoid — There are plenty of pitfalls that can result in wasting money instead of getting the most out of it. Make sure you are avoiding the following 7 money traps.
- 6 Wealth Building Strategies While Living Paycheck to Paycheck — In order to ensure your future financial house is in order and that you can retire more than comfortably, here are the 6 most common strategies for building wealth that everyday people can incorporate into their existing financial practices.
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- Investing Life Insurance Proceeds
- How Much Work Is Do-It-Yourself Investing?
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- Roth IRA Conversion Rules 2011
- States Without State Income Taxes
- How Forex Trading Works
- Netflix Free Trial Offer. You can get a free one month trial to Netflix if you are a new customer – great way to save some money!
- IRS E-File Refund Schedule. The IRS publishes a schedule for when it will send out refunds for those who E-Filed their federal tax return.
- 4 Easy Ways to Fund Your Scottrade Account
- Book Review – Your Money Ratios: 8 Simple Tools for Financial Security
- Changes on the 1040 IRS Tax Form this Year…How Does It Affect You?
- Continental Airlines OnePass® Plus Credit Card from Chase – Miles and More – Review
- Bailing Out Family and In-Laws
- New 2011 Tax Rules for eBay Sellers: The 1099K
- You’re In College? Tips To Get A Financial Head Start
- Quick Small Business Tips