I’m looking forward to the big Easter egg hunt that we will have at our house. Last year, the kids really enjoyed it and it went on for hours. My son really enjoyed hiding eggs and then leading me around telling me where to find them.
My pushup challenge is still going. I finished week two and then did an exhaustion test where I completed 30 pushups. This is a huge improvement over my initial test where I only did 10! Now I’m working on week three, which I expect to take a few weeks to complete.
I was interviewed a while back by Kate McCaffery who wrote two very good RESP articles over at Wallet Pop Canada. She used some of my quotes in the articles.
Here are the two articles:
On with the links
Rachelle from Landlord Rescue does a good expose on a real estate investing “course”. Apparently they aren’t quite as good as advertised. Imagine that.
Krystal vents her frustrations getting money from her TD e-series RRSP. I love the low cost of these products, but I also wonder why TD doesn’t just shut them down, if they aren’t going to support them.
John Spears at Moneyville wrote a very good article on Property tax – 10 things you need to know. Point #7 is a good one.
Canadian Mortgage Trends reports on a renegade RBC mortgage specialist who says that mortgage brokers are no good. I’ve found that mortgage brokers are far superior to any bank “lending specialist”.
Million Dollar Journey had a guest post by Sustainable Personal Finance on Cottages and capital gains tax. I don’t remember ever seeing a blog post on cottage succession in the last five years, and now – twice in one week. I better get started on mine.
Boomer and Echo covers How to draw cash from your investments.
Retire Happy Blog recommends being debt free in retirement. Hard to argue with that great advice.
Some American links
- Traditional and Roth IRA Income Limits
- YNAB (You Need A Budget) 3 Budget Software Review: Zero Based Budgeting Made Easy
- President Obama Signs Repeal Of 1099 Tax Reporting Provision Of Health Care Plan
- Betterment Review – Better Investing For Beginners
- How Social Security Benefits Are Calculated
- How Much House Can I Afford? – With the mortgage rates at their all time lows and the housing market still favoring buyers, this may be a good time to buy. But how could you tell how much house you can really afford and that you’ll be ready for homeownership?
- ING Direct Electric Orange Saves the Day – Sending Paper Checks
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