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Book Winner and Weekend Links – Feb 6, 2009

Book Giveaway Winner

Last week, QCash wrote a great review of the book “No Hype – The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money” along with announcing a giveaway.  Out of the 170+ entries, Pauline was drawn as the lucky winner!  Congrats Pauline, I hope you enjoy the book.

Weekend Links

Canadian Capitalist talks about bear market outperformance of active mutual funds.  I think it’s safe to say that he’s not a big fan of active mutual funds.

Brip Blap has written an article that rings true for me in “how I made a courageous decision to become an entrepreneur.”

Where Does All My Money Go tries to answer a reader question on how much of an RESP should be invested in fixed income?

Frugal Dad asks if frugality is the anti-stimulus plan?

Thicken My Wallet lists the pros and cons of entrepreneurship.

Lazy Man and Money writes about a brilliant Craig’s List scam.

Four Pillars reviews the online money tool, Mint.com.

The Digerati Life explains how to make a budget in 10 easy steps.

Financial Blogger exclaims that there is so much money to be made in 2009!

Generation X Finance lists 5 mistakes you can’t afford to make when buying a car.

Canadian Dream still manages to save 30% of their household income even though his wife is on maternity leave with no maternity benefits!

Money Smart Life lists 7 things your insurance company won’t tell you.

The MoneyGardener indicates that energy dividends are dropping with energy prices.

My Dollar Plan talks about getting out of debt.

Michael James on Money gives us financial lessons from poker.

Sun’s Financial Diary tells us about how the U.S personal savings rate is spiking!

Canadian Mortgage Trends shows us that a low mortgage rate isn’t the only factor when deciding on a mortgage.  The pre-payment privileges can be a significant factor.

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7 Comments

  1. Four Pillars on February 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Thanks a lot for the link – have a great weekend!

    Mike

  2. Michael James on February 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for the mention! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com on February 6, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for the mention FT, cheers!

  4. Dividend Growth Investor on February 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Great resource of interesting articles to read over the weekend.

  5. Canadian Capitalist on February 6, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Merci Beacoup! Have a great weekend!

  6. The Financial Blogger on February 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Thx for the mention and have a bonne fin de semaine ;-)

  7. Canadian Dream on February 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    FT,

    Actually I’ve noticed that now any pay increases make savings easier. Our base spending doesn’t change that much so it just keeps getting easier and easier to pile on the savings.

    Thanks for the link,
    Tim

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