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Book Winners, Index Funds, Social Media and More

Before we start the link fest, I’d like to announce the book winners of “The IDIOT Millionaire“. Out of the numerous entries, two lucky winners were drawn at random. Congratulations Lyne and Jane Smith!

Why I don’t buy index funds @ Canadian Money Forum

Social Media: The Next Bubble? @ Boomer and Echo

The War on Debt: The Battle Begins at Home @ Frugal Dad

Egypt: Financial Lessons and Tipping Points @ Balance Junkie

how to take time off from work @ Brip Blap

Why Should You Make a Personal Budget? @ Walletpop

Identify A Flat Base Chart Pattern For Stock Trades @ The Digerati Life

How to Stop Smoking Cigarettes @ Sustainablepf

Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Car? @ Generation X Finance

Clean Your Budget to Find Hidden Cash @ Canadian Finance Blog

Are You a Victim of Lifestyle Inflation? @ My Dollar Plan

Take-up of Government Benefits @ Canadian Capitalist

The Five Best Countries To Retire To @ Sun’s Financial Diary

Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit – New For 2010 Tax Year @ Money Smarts Blog

Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home @ Lazy Man and Money

Do ETFs face a liquidity risk? @ Thicken My Wallet

Why The 4-Hour Workweek is Shady @ The Financial Blogger

Organizing Your Finances – Farnoosh Torabi Interview @ Money Smart Life

Understanding Market Predictions @ Michael James on Money

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9 Comments

  1. Michael James on February 11, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I have this image of the “Idiot Millionaire” being about professional athletes. Thanks for the mention.

  2. Echo on February 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Interesting debate on index funds in the Cdn Money Forum. Nortel definitely comes to mind as a good reason to avoid them.

    Thanks for the mention FT!

  3. Balance Junkie on February 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I thought the index fund debate was interesting too. It’s not too often that we hear about the downside of index funds. I guess there’s no silver bullet for investing.

    Thanks for including my article today & have a great weekend!

  4. Canadian Capitalist on February 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT. Ah, yes, that never ending war between passive and active types…

  5. Thicken My Wallet on February 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Have a good weekend.

  6. Sustainable PF on February 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT. When it comes to investing it is impossible to say anyone is right or wrong ….

  7. Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog on February 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the link FT!

  8. Amit on February 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Reading the debate on the forum was very interesting. I have been struggling with myself regarding XIU’s fate in my portfolio for months now. Almost ready to sell it and buy 6-10 stocks (such as TD, BNS, CNR, FTS) instead of XIU, but am unable to make up my mind whether that will be a good idea or not. I also have CDZ, XCV, XDV, XMA, and XMD in my portfolio and no individual stock as of now. Total equity is just $25K. And, with such a small portfolio, and only trading 3-4 times a year, the ETFs still seem a better option to me but moving to individual stocks is very tempting.

  9. cannon_fodder on February 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

    “The 5 best countries to retire to” (sic) and “Buying a vacation/retirement home” only whetted my appetite. More please!

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