LinkStuff – Canada Day And Lost Cheque Edition

by Mike Holman

Happy Canada Day for those of you who are Canadian.

I was doing some unpacking last week and I found a bunch of unopened mail and various other documents.  I haven’t moved lately, but I still had a box or two of junk to go through from my 2nd last move (six years ago).  🙂

Anyway, I found an old birthday card from my Mom.  She always gives me $100 for a birthday present.  The card was opened, but the cheque was still in the card.  Unfortunately the banks don’t take cheques dated from 2004.  Luckily she was visiting at the time and give me $100.  No mention of any accrued interest however.

On with the links

The Oblivious Investor says that portfolio perfection is not an achievable goal.

Sustainable Personal Finance details their financial plan for the future.

Million Dollar Journey covered some key stock ratios.

Retire Happy blog says that free financial consultations are not such a great deal.

Canadian Capitalist says that covered calls are not that great.

Boomer & Echo reveals their dark side with 4 sinful stocks to own.

Michael James calculates that currency exchange costs are far more significant than trading commissions.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Echo

You’ve inspired me to start unpacking all the boxes I’ve just packed away to look for lost treasure.

Enjoy your long weekend!

2 SavingMentor

That’s hilarious! Were you like “mom – pay up asap!” when you found the cheque?

3 Jim Yih

Thanks for including me! My mom would have said, you snooze, you lose!
Happy Canada Day!

4 Mike Holman

@Echo – I strongly recommend waiting at least five years – that way the surprise will be that much better.

@SM – No. 🙂 I was actually surprised she gave me any money.

@Jim – That’s what I was expecting.

5 Canadian Capitalist

Thanks for the mention. Happy Canada Day!

My Mom would have said the same thing: you snooze, you lose!

6 Michael James

I think I forgot to cash a cheque from your Mom too. Could you have her send me $100? 🙂

Thanks for the mention.

7 Sudip Adhikari

I like it.. “you snooze, you lose”. What did you do with that money – Spent? Invested?

8 Sustainable PF

Thanks so much for highlighting part 2 of our Sustainable Personal Financial Plan! Your feedback, as always, was greatly appreciated!


I love finding lost money. Usually when I go through my coats after the season is over, theres always a $20 somewhere. Free money!

10 Mike Holman

@Michael – I’ll mention it to her next time she visits. 😉

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