LinkStuff – Tour de France Edition

by Mike Holman

I’ve been having trouble finding time for posting lately – work, holidays, exercise, and the Tour de France have all been taking up a lot of my time.

The good news is that I’ve been exercising a ton and I feel like I’m getting into decent shape.  This morning I weighed in at 174.5 pounds which is probably a 15 year low.

On with the links

Krystal Yee from GMBMFB, put up some photos of herself wearing braces. If you’ve ever wondered what she looks like and how she got onto the vaunted Hot Personal Finance Blogger Chicks list, now you can find out. I don’t want to say too much (since my wife reads the blog), but I would definitely recommend that the guys go and check out her braces. ;)

Canadian Couch Potato wrote about his experience with the Scotia iTrade US$-friendly RRSP.  This option is not as good as a proper US$ RRSP which is available at Questrade, Qtrade and RBC, but it’s a reasonable workaround for high currency exchange fees.

Michael James had an interesting article on irrational risk avoidance.

Retire Happy put together a great list of questions to ask potential financial advisors before you hire them.

Million Dollar Journey talks about estate planning.

The Oblivious Investor says that risk means different things to different people.

Boomer & Echo says it’s time to check up on your employer sponsored pension plan.

Today’s Economy blog says We’re not frugal, just tired.

The amazing Preet Banerjee reveals that market research is sometimes just spin.

Canadian Capitalist wrote about John Bogle’s estimate of the behaviour gap. I’m always skeptical of these estimates. I’d like to know the methodology behind the numbers.

Larry Swedroe asks if Meredith Whitney could have been more wrong? She made a prediction that the American municipal bond market would collapse and so far – it hasn’t.

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