Recently, I edited my top cash back credit cards in canada article to include a new contender, the Capital One Aspire Cash World card.  It used to have an annual fee, but now it has been eliminated.

What are the benefits? 1.5% cash back, no tiers and world benefits (trip cancellation/interruption, price protection, extended warranty, car rental insurance, baggage delay/theft insurance and more).  But what about the Smart Cash Card?  It’s still my favorite, but the ultimate combination is to use the Smart Cash for gas and groceries (3% return) and the Aspire Cash World cash for everything else.  More details in my best credit cards in Canada post.

Back to regular programming, the weekend links!

how’d you make your fortune? @ Canadian Money Forum

10 Unique and Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas @ Financial Highway

RBC Direct Investing Simplifies Administration Fees @ Canadian Capitalist

The Shocking Truth About Tenants Who Become Landlords @ Landlord Rescue

Financial Stages of Life @ Retire Happy

Are You Planning for Your Retirement Lifestyle? @ Canadian Finance Blog

Market Secure GICs Not as Good as They Look @ Michael James on Money

How To Win A House Bidding War @ Money Smarts Blog

The Gundlach Effect @ Balance Junkie

Risk Taking: Intelligent vs Non-Intelligent @ Young and Thrifty

Our Fast Track To Financial Freedom @ Boomer and Echo

Why we want a $10,000 emergency fund @ My Own Advisor

Public Service Compensation – Really So Bad? @ Sustainable Personal Finance

Money is more about your mind than your math @ Where Does All My Money Go


  1. Ray @ Financial Highway on May 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for the mention FT. Have a great weekend!

  2. Echo on May 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for the mention, FT!

  3. Michael James on May 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I liked the story of the tenant who became a landlord. At least he seemed to agonize a little instead of just leaping to the profitable but illegal choice.

  4. J.B @ MUM and Y+T on May 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT!

  5. My Own Advisor on May 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT!

    What’s the goal of your emergency fund by the way? I recall you’ve written about this and your approach before?


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