LinkStuff – 100 Pushups Edition

by Mike Holman

I started the 100 pushups challenge this week. It’s a neat exercise program that only takes about 30 minutes per week and promises to have you doing 100 pushups in six weeks. Having done the first two sessions, I think six weeks is too optimistic. Eight to ten weeks is more like it.

They have a log site where you can enter all the workouts.  If for some strange reason, you want to check out my log – click here and search for “mikeholman”.

If anyone wants to try it, let me know so I can check out your log results.

On with the links

The Finance Buff figured out that the oft-quoted Dalbar numbers which show that investors underperform their investments – are wrong. I never believed the Dalbar numbers and found this article very interesting.

Dianne Nice of the Globe & Mail warns that credit card fraud is growing more inventive. Make sure you check your statements.

Financial Uproar is thinking about buying Tokyo Electric stock.

Andrew Hallam thinks a mandatory RRSP savings program for Canadians is a good idea. Read the comments to find out my opinion.

Retire Happy blog says Canadians don’t know much about taxes. Some good comments.

Canadian Capitalist notes that Canadians pay a lot for their mutual funds.

Boomer and Echo share his experience with tax filing with TurboTax online.

Ellen Roseman says watch out for missing tax slips. I missed an RRSP contribution receipt last year, which cost me.

Kevin from Today’s Economy says that working for free has it’s benefits.

Oblivious Investor says that it’s easy to upgrade to a higher model when replacing electronics.

Kerry from Squawkfox advises not to work for free.

Michael James did a survey and found out that half of his friends think their mutual funds are free. The other half are just overpaying. ;)

Million Dollar Journey reveals that his old rental house was bought in foreclosure.

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