LinkStuff – New Carnivals Edition

by Mike Holman

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This week, I’d like to highlight a few carnivals of Canadian content that have started recently:

  • The Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival just ran it’s 5th edition and is chock full of top Canadian personal finance and investing articles.  Go check it out.
  • Rachelle from Land Lord Rescue is starting a Canadian Real Estate Carnaval.  This should be pretty interesting – it runs every two weeks starting on September 30.
  • Tom from Canadian Finance Blog has also started a carnival which features Canadian personal finance content.  Here is the 1st edition.

On with the links

Rob Carrick wrote a very useful article on how to save money with your online broker.

Canadian Capitalist gives a thumb down on the new Horizons BetaPro TSX60 ETF.  It’s very, very cheap but might not be worth the risk.  As I said in the comments – this ETF is competing against XIU which is already a great deal.  They should have picked a different sandbox to play in.

Michael James looks at a recent report which says that 60% of Canadians would be in financial trouble if their paycheck were delayed 1 week.  As Michael points out – this doesn’t really mean much.

My Own Advisor is happy with his RioCan purchase.  I used to own RioCan as well, but then I sold it.

Larry MacDonald reviewed Pensionize Your Nest Egg.  I’d review it too, if my review copy ever shows up. :)

The Oblivious Investor explains why you should plan for retirement, even if you plan to never retire.

Free From Broke explains asset allocation.

The Financial Blogger says that the housing bubble is not going to burst.

Boomer and Echo says that women need to be involved in family finances.

Million Dollar Journey teaches us about corporate bonds.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Arjun @ InvestingThesis.com

Thanks for mentioning the Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival, Mike. It takes a while to compile but it’s like taking a mini course in personal finance and investing. It’s also very encouraging to witness the rapidly growing personal finance and investing blogosphere in Canada and we (if i may speak on behalf of my fellow PF and investing bloggers) gather a great deal of inspiration from veterans like yourself, Mike, in addition to Frugal Trader and the Canadian Capitalist (apologies to anyone I’ve left out). Have a smashing week, Mike.

2 Michael James

Thanks for the mention. Enjoy your weekend.

3 Echo

Thanks for the mention Mike, have a great weekend!

4 Craig/FFB

Thanks for mentioning my asset allocation article!

5 Canadian Capitalist

Thanks for the mention Mike! Cheers!

6 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog

Thanks Mike for mentioning the Canadian Finance Carnival!

I noticed that all of a sudden we have all these Canadian carnivals, but it’s great that they all have their own different niche!

7 larry macdonald

Mike:
Milevsky’s book showed up by courier without a request. Might have something to do with my reviews of his previous books and the occasional interview. On the other hand, I get emails from other PR firms asking if I would like to review a book and the books never show up.

8 Financial Cents

Thanks for the mention Mike.

No longer a fan of RioCan eh? REITs are not for everyone.

Have a great weekend!

9 Mike Holman

@Arjun – you are making me blush. I do what I can, but I don’t consider myself at the same level at Frugal Trader and Cdn Capitalist.

@Tom – I think it’s great to have Cdn-only carnivals. I mean there are 14 million American carnivals so we should have at least one or two.

@Larry – Alexandra put the order in for my review copy – it’s just a matter of being patient. You do a lot of book reviews so perhaps you are on the “A” list. I’ve also been out of town so the book might have arrived last week and is sitting in my mailbox.

@Fin Cents – I think RioCan and REITs are good, but I just decided not to bother with them. Not the most rational reason, but that’s what I did.

10 Rachelle

Mike ! Thanks muchly for the mention!

We need Canadian Carnivals badly because

a) we are a much smaller market and our sites tend to disappear on the Google machine
b) Canadian laws are so much different, you can’t really learn about what applies to us here by reading their sites. For example learning all you can about 401K’s will hardly help you plan your retirement here.
c) It’s fun :)

Cheers !

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