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Site Issues, Carnivals and Weekend Reading – Jan 18, 2008

This week was a technically challenging week for MDJ as I botched an upgrade thus making various parts of the site a little buggy.  One thing I noticed was that the post schedule was a little wonky, so thanks for being so patient while I'm working things out.  As per the messed up scheduling, I promised a book giveaway of the book "A Million Bucks by 30".  That contest has been postponed until coming Monday (hopefully)!

Anyways, enough about that, here are some great money related articles I read this week.

  • Plonkee Money hosted this weeks Carnival of Personal Finance.  Out of the editors picks, my absolute favorite was "How I taught my Preschooler the Value of a Dollar".
  • Moolanomy had the great idea of posting the best pf blog posts of 2007 and a bunch of top notch sites participated.  The articles submitted are all worth the read.
  • The Financial Blogger writes about his feelings/stress levels just before a job interview.  I can certainly relate with him on this one.
  • There is some good news and bad news with regards to those with variable rate loans/mortgages.  The good news is that economists predict that the central bank will drop rates by 0.25%.  The bad news is that the banks may not drop prime to match.  You can read a more detailed article by Canadian Mortgage Trends.
  • We've written about tipping policies before, but only on a local basis.  CBC has an article that describes tipping policies for some international cities.

One more thing! 

  • MDJ had the honour of posting a guest article about the basics of RRSP's on one of the bigger pf blogs out there, GetRichSlowly.  Thanks for the opportunity J.D!

Enjoy the weekend!

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6 Comments

  1. Four Pillars on January 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    You left one out –

    MDJ writes a guest post on the biggest PF blog in the world…

    http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2008/01/17/the-basics-of-rrsps-registered-retirement-savings-plans/

    • FrugalTrader on January 18, 2008 at 9:24 am

      Hey FP, almost forgot. :) I’ll have to include that in the post now.

  2. Lynnae @ beingfrugal.net on January 18, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for the mention! And congratulations on the guest post!

  3. Pinyo on January 18, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for sharing the Best of 2007 round up with your readers. I really enjoyed reading your Car Salesman post and I hope we can do this again next year.

  4. Mortgage Broker on January 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks FT! As it stands (if we had to make an educated guess), the odds are much higher that banks will lower prime 1/4% if the Bank of Canada cuts 1/4%. But we’ll have to wait and see…
    Have a great weekend,
    Melanie

  5. The Financial Blogger on January 19, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Thx for the mention FT and congrats on your guest post on Get Rich Slowly! That’s awesome!

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