LinkStuff – ING Forum Edition

by Mike Holman

Last night I attended a financial panel at the ING cafe in downtown Toronto. I mainly went to say hello to Preet and meet Dan Bortolotti for the first time. It was pretty cool and I also met the other panel members Ellen Roseman from the Star as well as Rubina Ahmed-Haq.

All in all a fun time. If you’ve never been to one of ING’s cafe’s – I urge you do so. They are really nice.

Book announcement

Dan Bortolotti just released his book “Guide to the Perfect Portfolio“.  This book is a fantastic deal at only $9.95 and is available just about everywhere.  It reads and looks a lot like a MoneySense magazine in book format.  Nice work Dan.

On with the links

Money Smarts Blog was listed as one of the best financial websites for Canadians.

Martin Dasko released an e-book recently and he wasn’t happy with the results. One of the best posts I’ve read this year.

I followed up on Martin’s article with my own analysis of unsuccessful e-book launch analysis.

On the same topic, the G&M had a business failure advice called take a failure lesson from Lincoln. I like the first point about taking responsibility and not blaming your customers lack of sales.

Boomer & Echo had a great post about tax planning for Canadians. The reality is that other than the RRSP and the TFSA, there aren’t a lot of other options.

Kevin Press came up with a good strategy in Here’s what the Occupy protesters should do next.

My University Money points out that most people think that leverage is ok for houses, but horrible for investments.

Canadian Couch Potato explains that Vanguard has changed the Canadian ETF game.

Preet Banerjee noticed that Corporate America is still making money.

Canadian Capitalist also analysed the new Vanguard ETFs.

Congrats to Young & Thrifty who celebrates her 2nd blogiversary.  She’s having a contest and giving away some good prizes like a $100 VISA gift card and a $50 gift card.  On a completely unrelated note, The RESP Book is also available on  😉

Michael James points out some misleading insurance advertising.

The Oblivious Investor answer the question: when to use a financial advisor.


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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Canadian Couch Potato

Mike: Great to meet you on Wednesday, and many thanks for mentioning the book!


2 Canadian Capitalist

Thanks for the mention this week and in the past Mike. Have a great weekend!

3 Adam Okhai

The financial panel at the ING cafe : missed it , unfortunately.

Was the event recorded, and if so is it available as a podcast? Would appreciate if anyone knows.
Thank you

4 Echo

Thanks for the mention, Mike! I’ll have to check out the ING cafe in Calgary.

Have a great weekend!

5 Echo

@Adam – ING posted this link on their Facebook page –

6 Kevin Press (Today's Economy Blog)

Just caught this Mike, thanks a lot for the mention.

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