I’m going to apologize in advance for the slew of RESP posts that I’m planning to unleash on the blog. I’ve been working on the 2nd edition of The RESP Book and what started as fixing up a few typos ended up being a bit of a rewrite with a lot of new material. Fear not if you bought the first book – all the new material will be published on the blog and there will be a “change page” so you can see all the changes I made.
My plan is to redo the book and then release in Kindle format as well. I’m also going to create a smaller e-book which will just cover the withdrawal phase of the RESP.
On with the links
Andrew Hallam reflects on his post-cancer perspective. Great read.
Ken Jennings writes some funny stuff about the man on the moon.
Barrie McKenna says that Newfoundland is a “have” province, but is still getting the perks of a “have-not” province.
Krystal from GMBMFB breaks down her new mortgage and budget for us. Krystal is about as good a cash manager as anyone I’ve ever seen. She has a decent paying job, she works various part time jobs and freelance gigs to make extra money. She manages to save a lot of money and most importantly, she spends money on things that matter to her. She doesn’t seem to have any waste in her budget.
Larry MacDonald had a really good piece asking if house prices are going to tumble. Some of the indicators used by real estate bears might be flawed.
A Loonie Saved writes about the incredible benefits of house ownership.
The Holy Potato wrote some good instructions on how to get the TD e-series index funds. They’re a great deal, but you have to work for it.
Explore for a year interviewed someone who is traveling the world with his 9-year old.
John Warrillow of the Globe and Mail says that if you want to hire entrepreneurs – screen out the MBAs. I would think successful entrepreneurs wouldn’t be applying for many jobs.
Rob Carrick makes a great case for investing in international markets.
Sustainable Personal Finance lists his 8 favourite money blogs. And no, I’m not just linking because I’m on the list.
Dianne Nice from the Globe & Mail wrote about teaching your chicks how to build a nest egg.
Young & Thrifty wrote an excellent post about planning for advanced care if you have elderly relatives. Worth a read.
Sherl Smolkin from Moneyville describes the “grandparents scam“. Pretty interesting.
Boomer and Echo explains how to assess your estate plan.
Canadian Capitalist doesn’t like Garth Turner’s dodgy advice.
Michael James says that some investors have misconceptions about investing. Turns out that Michael had one of his own.
Million Dollar Journey wrote about stock chart patterns.
Some American links
Do I Get a Tax Deduction on Home Sale Loss? — Selling your house for a profit can trigger a capital gain, but what about selling it at a loss?
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