Last year, Scotia Bank purchased TradeFreedom. Seems that their quest to increase their online discount brokerage market share isn’t over yet. This week, they announced the purchase of E-Trade Canada!

WestJet is offering 50% off fall flights from Sept 3 to Oct 31, 2008. Tickets must be booked by July 23, 2008. More details here. Even with the discount, it would cost me and my wife over $1,000 to fly to Toronto return. Those airline fuel surcharges are brutal!

The Financial Blogger answers my question and explains The Basics of Estate Planning.

Thicken My Wallet has some great advice about How to find the best service providers.

Four Pillars teaches how to increase the odds of getting anything you want.

Canadian Capitalist shows us how to find a financial advisor.

WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo tells us that More Research Casts Doubts on Actively Managed Funds.

MIchael James on Money writes about The Trap of Trying to be Normal.

The MoneyGardener explains that in stock analysis, consistency is crucial.

More Weekend reading tomorrow!


  1. The Financial Blogger on July 18, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Thx for the mention!
    More to come on Estate planning next week!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Canadian Capitalist on July 18, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for the link. Have a nice weekend!

  3. Michael James on July 18, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for the mention! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. on July 18, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the mention FT – have a great weekend!

  5. Mr. Cheap on July 18, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for the link! Are you and your wife planning a trip to T.O.? You should let Mike and I know when you’ll be in town and we can go out for a drink or something…

  6. FrugalTrader on July 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Mr. Cheap, I’d really like to go out to Toronto this year but the wife is a bit apprehensive about travelling with the little one. However, if we do make it out, I will definitely give you guys a call.

    Wait now, is this another ploy to get more free beer?

  7. Four Pillars on July 18, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    FT – tell your wife that it only gets harder to travel with the kid. Doing it sooner is much better!

    Please note that I’m not saying it’s going to be easy – only that it won’t get easier (for a long time).


  8. moneygardener on July 18, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    thanks for the link FT!

  9. paulette on July 19, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for the advice of Westjet Promo!

  10. cannon_fodder on July 20, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I just read a few days ago (this relates to “More Research Casts Doubts on Actively Managed Funds”) that if you want to try to beat the index, you have to at least invest in funds which don’t look like the index.

    Of course, that is no guarantee you will beat the index…

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