LinkStuff – RESP Book Review And The Tulip Massacre

by Mike Holman

RESP book review

I was interviewed a while back by Kate McCaffery who wrote up a nice review of my RESP book over at Wallet Pop Canada.   Here is the review – The RESP Book (A Review).


One of my favourite things about spring is the tulips and other spring bulbs that bloom. In our back yard we had a row of at least 50 tulips that were a day or so from blooming. It would have been spectacular except that some squirrel went and chopped the flowers off of all the plants. My wife and I were furious.

Any suggestions as to how to prevent this from happening next year? Keep in mind that the squirrels are far from sacred.

Best of Blogs

Congrats to Dan Bortolotti of Canadian Couch Potato and Jim Yih of Retire Happy who won their respective categories in the Globe and Mail Best of Blogs competition.

On with the links

Dianne Nice from the Globe & Mail put on her Sherlock Holmes hat and got a debt collector off her dad’s back. Great story.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade has 9 signs home ownership isn’t for you.

Krystal wrote a great response to some engineering a-hole, defending her communications degree.

Larry MacDonald asks Where is the housing bubble in Canada? A good analysis of regional real estate markets.

The Oblivious Investor had a great post on risk tolerance and your asset allocation.

Tim Cestnick of the Globe & Mail explains the rules for deducting interest on investments. This cleared up a few misconceptions for me.

Canadian Capitalist says that TD offers automatic wash trading. Not sure what wash trading is? Read the article.

Congrats to Boomer & Echo who just published their 200th post.

Jim Hall from Mawer Investments warns that Canadians have too much faith in commodities. Very true.

Michael James wrote about an interesting study on mutual funds, indexes, fees and performance.

The Financial Blogger tells us his net worth. I think Mike needs a visit from Gail Vaz-Oxlade. :)

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