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Announcing Canadian Money Forum (and Giveaway)

It’s long overdue, but after much consideration MDJ has teamed up with Canadian Capitalist to create a money forum where readers can easily discuss and share their ideas – Canadian Money Forum!

Canadian Money Forum

How did this idea come about?  From the readers of course!  Over the past couple years, numerous readers have been asking for a money forum to add to the blog discussions.  It’s a great idea, but I never got around to it due to the time constraints of setting up and running another site.  However, to help in this area, MDJ has teamed up with Canadian Capitalist and his readers to kick start and run the project.

The Canadian Money Forum will be a resource where people interested in personal finance can stop by and ask questions.  Curious minds will get their questions answered, and personal finance enthusiasts get to show their stuff and promote their site in the process (if they have one).

As we are fairly new to the forum scene, we have decided on a few popular topics.  Thus far, we have the following sub forums:

If you are interested in joining, I would recommend that you sign up as soon as possible to secure your unique user name.  As well, if you would like to help out the admin team in moderating the forum, let me know!

The Giveaway

As another incentive to join the discussions, we are offering 8 x $25 gift cards (Amazon or Chapters) to random new registrants.  Simply register here before Friday, April 10, 2009 at 8 PM EST.

Hope to see you around the Canadian Money Forum!

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  1. Four Pillars on April 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Hey great idea! I’ve always thought this site is probably the best candidate for hosting forums – teaming up with CC who also has a great community should work out pretty well.

    • FrugalTrader on April 3, 2009 at 9:10 am

      Hey FP,

      Thanks for the kind feedback! I think a forum is a great traffic sharing opportunity for PF bloggers as well as a great resource for readers. All around win-win situation.

  2. Blain Reinkensmeyer on April 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Awesome idea FT, forum looks great!

  3. Blain Reinkensmeyer on April 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Hey FT, registered but still haven’t received my email confirmation to confirm membership?

  4. Canadian Finance on April 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Good idea! Looking forward to exchanging ideas and tips with everyone!

  5. FrugalTrader on April 3, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Oops, I had user moderation on! I just confirmed the first batch and everyone should be accepted going forward without moderation.

  6. DAvid on April 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I take it this means you are postponing the plans for the TV series ?

    Looking forward to participating in the forum.


  7. FrugalTrader on April 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    DAvid, TV is next! Don’t worry, you are still top candidate to host!

  8. Sampson on April 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Great Stuff FT !! I’m looking forward to some interesting topics over there.

    I just signed up and email went through – but got caught by the spam filter in hotmail – just FYI for people expecting it in their inbox.

  9. Ray on April 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Great Job! I had been looking for this type of forum for long time, the only one I could find was RedFlags, but now we got this.

    Just one thing you might want to set it up so that everyone verifies their email before account is activated, to reduce spam. I used to run some forums and spam was big until changed settings.

  10. Dividend Growth Investor on April 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    That sounds like a great idea, which would complement both sites tremendously.

  11. Ms Save Money on April 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Cool, more interesting ideas! – I wish we had an American Money Forum.

  12. Ray on April 3, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I am still unable to post any messages

  13. Kinny on April 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    w00t! Great idea! Thank you to all! =)

  14. FrugalTrader on April 3, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Ray is the forum working for you now? I have approved all of the users. Double check your spam folder for the verification email.

  15. Ray on April 4, 2009 at 2:58 am

    still not working maybe delete me and let me add account again

  16. The Financial Blogger on April 4, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Just registered,

    it looks very nice! congrats!

  17. Acorn on April 4, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Congrats, but what will happen with MDJ? I hope you will support this site as well…

  18. FrugalTrader on April 4, 2009 at 9:31 am


    No worries, CanadianMoneyForum is meant to compliment MDJ, not replace it! It’s our way of adding more value to MDJ/CC readers and the pf community in general.

  19. Canadian Money Review on April 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    hi FT! Is it possible that user moderation is still on? I don’t have the right to post any replies …


  20. canabiz on April 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Just signed up FT…just wondering how is this forum different from the Personal Finance site on RFD or the Financial WebRing forum with Bylo SelHi and the crew ?

    I was just wondering if this one will serve a particular purpose or geared towards a certain audience or if it will just be another kid on the block…

  21. FrugalTrader on April 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    canabiz, there’s no doubt that the forum will be similar to the others. However, I think that the value of any forum is in the people contributing. With CMF, we’ll have most of the Canadian PF bloggers posting/answering questions, along with the strong and knowledgeable communities on MDJ and CC.

    In addition, it will provide a easier means of discussing blog topics.

  22. crime1 on April 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Have to agree with Ms Save Money – wish we had an American Version but looking foward to sharing ideas with friends up north

  23. Ray on April 5, 2009 at 3:03 am

    crime1 & Ms Save Money- J.D @ Get Rich Slowly has a forum

  24. so on April 8, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    i’ve registered, see you all in the forum

  25. Dave on April 8, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I have registered for the forum & confirmed my e-mail, but I am unable to post.


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  27. Ememyhada on August 13, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    This look interesting,so far.
    I was just wondering if anyone had any investment tips for this bad market?
    If there are any real people here looking to network, leave me a post.