September was a great month for discussion here on Million Dollar Journey.  I guess that there’s a lot to chat about as the latest financial landscape has been interesting to say the least.  Below is the summary of the top posts, commentators and referrals.  In addition, a shout out to our banner sponsors.

Top 5 Most Popular Posts for Sept 2008:

1. Proposed Carbon Tax – The Green Shift

It seams that political issues bring out the reader comments!  This article summarizes The Liberal Party’s main platform if they were to obtain power.  The main idea being that they will tax companies that produce pollution and transfer those tax dollars to the people.

2. Real Estate Crash in Canada?

This is my response to the article posted by Merrill Lynch regarding the coming real estate crash in Canada.  As some of the readers pointed out, our lending/mortgage requirements are completely different than the U.S so it’s very unlikely that Canada will face the same foreclosure mess.

3. The Choice Between Daycare and Staying at Home

This post was in response to a reader email that I received accusing us of choosing a TV over the proper care of our child.  As the topic is just as much an emotional one as it is financial, the comments are a must read for anyone in the same predicament.

4. Canadian Online DVD Rental Comparison

After purchasing a new HD LCD TV, I will soon need to try some Blu-ray movies to bring out its full potential!  As I’m not a huge fan of brick and mortar movie rental establishments, I’m looking into the online DVD rental options.  The great thing about these businesses is that they all offer a free trial period.

5. Give Yourself a Financial Checkup

This article will check over various areas of personal finance and guide you along the way. The topics include, cash flow, net worth, insurance, debt, investments, credit scores, cash reserves and estate planning.

Top 5 Commentators:

Top 5 Referrals:

  1. Canadian Capitalist
  2. Moolanomy
  3. Frugal Dad
  4. Get Rich Slowly
  5. AOL Money Blogs

Special Thanks to our Banner Sponsors:


  1. Dividend Growth Investor on October 3, 2008 at 10:47 am


    Thanks for the link.. Your blog is one of the few ones where there’s always something worthwhile to comment about!


  2. Pinyo on October 3, 2008 at 11:11 am

    FT, thank you for the shout out. I’m glad to be up there and able to send you some readers.

  3. Canadian Capitalist on October 3, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the link!

  4. cannon_fodder on October 3, 2008 at 1:08 pm


    I have to echo DGI’s comments. I don’t frequent a lot of blogs, so perhaps my perspective is limited, but I do know what I like.

    Your posts are on a great variety of topics that deal with finances in some way, thus there is broad appeal. Secondly, there is typically a good deal of information provided as opposed to a hit-and-run 2 or 3 paragraphs. Third, there is a professionalism in the topic and how it is presented (including grammar and spelling which, when done poorly, can lessen the impact of the message).

    Thanks for taking the time and making the effort!

  5. Cool Personal Checks on October 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I agree cannon_fodder, I frequent a number of financial blogs but have found the information provided here is extremely good.

    My hat goes off to the owner

  6. Goldie on October 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Wow, I used to check this site quite often in the past, It’s moved on a lot since then, I’m deffo comming back to this! congratulations

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