LinkStuff – End of Summer and Heat Wave Plus Big Announcement Edition

by Mike Holman

The Toronto heat wave is finally over. I think it started sometime in February?

Lots of big announcements regarding Money Smarts Blog next week, so make sure you come back and check them out. One announcement on Tuesday and another on Wednesday.

My wife sent me a couple of great quotes regarding inactivity this week – I thought they were great.

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

My faves

Michael James on Money wrote a neat post on exactly how much his in-ground pool cost in 2010 dollars.  You’ll have to read the post to find out the cost, but it is big bucks for an item that probably has a neutral effect on your house price.  It was worth it for him though.

Jonathan Fields had a great post about how the little things on your to-do list can prevent you from completing your important tasks.

More great links

My Own Advisor has switched his RRSP holdings to low-cost ETFs.

Remodeling This Life wrote about her adventures in Algonquin Park.

The Financial Blogger brags about his huge passive income while blogging from his yacht. 🙂

Saving to Invest shows how refinancing may appear to save money, but in fact often cost you money.

The Oblivious Investor says that most retirement calculators are garbage.

Landlord Rescue came up with 11 reasons to use a real estate agent.

Rachelle wrote a post for this blog called A Modest Income Tax Proposal.  The title was based on a Jonathan Swift story called A Modest Proposal which is an entertaining read, even though it was written a couple of centuries ago.

Million Dollar Journey exposes the downside of owning REITs.

Canadian Capitalist wrote about a site that will keep track of your ACB and capital gains.

Preet covers the news that ING has launched a free chequing account.

Larry MacDonald thinks the financial sector is too big.

Canadian Couch Potato offers some guidance for choosing a Canadian dividend ETF.

For the bloggers:

Blogthority warns don’t be a slave to your regular readers.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Preet

Thanks for the link Mike!

2 larry macdonald

Love those literary posts — never knew Swift wrote A Modest Proposal.

3 andy

Thanks for the mention. I am also a big fan of to-lists…just wish I could do the to-do’s as well as I track them!

4 Michael James

Thanks for the mention. I don’t have many more high-cost hobbies for posts like the one about my swimming pool.

5 Emily@remodelingthislife

Thanks for the link, Mike!

6 Canadian Capitalist

Thanks for the mention Mike. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

7 Million Dollar Journey

Thanks for the link Mike!

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