Last night I attended a financial panel at the ING cafe in downtown Toronto. I mainly went to say hello to Preet and meet Dan Bortolotti for the first time. It was pretty cool and I also met the other panel members Ellen Roseman from the Star as well as Rubina Ahmed-Haq.
All in all a fun time. If you’ve never been to one of ING’s cafe’s – I urge you do so. They are really nice.
Dan Bortolotti just released his book “Guide to the Perfect Portfolio“. This book is a fantastic deal at only $9.95 and is available just about everywhere. It reads and looks a lot like a MoneySense magazine in book format. Nice work Dan.
On with the links
Money Smarts Blog was listed as one of the best financial websites for Canadians.
Martin Dasko released an e-book recently and he wasn’t happy with the results. One of the best posts I’ve read this year.
I followed up on Martin’s article with my own analysis of unsuccessful e-book launch analysis.
On the same topic, the G&M had a business failure advice called take a failure lesson from Lincoln. I like the first point about taking responsibility and not blaming your customers lack of sales.
Boomer & Echo had a great post about tax planning for Canadians. The reality is that other than the RRSP and the TFSA, there aren’t a lot of other options.
Kevin Press came up with a good strategy in Here’s what the Occupy protesters should do next.
My University Money points out that most people think that leverage is ok for houses, but horrible for investments.
Canadian Couch Potato explains that Vanguard has changed the Canadian ETF game.
Preet Banerjee noticed that Corporate America is still making money.
Canadian Capitalist also analysed the new Vanguard ETFs.
Congrats to Young & Thrifty who celebrates her 2nd blogiversary. She’s having a contest and giving away some good prizes like a $100 VISA gift card and a $50 Amazon.com gift card. On a completely unrelated note, The RESP Book is also available on Amazon.com.
Michael James points out some misleading insurance advertising.
The Oblivious Investor answer the question: when to use a financial advisor.