Seems that our “Links for Charity” program is getting popular! We now have 2 more sponsors under this program bringing the total charitable contributions to $75! When the account reaches $100, I will put up a poll for you to decide which charity to donate to.

Lets begin by introducing Stock Trading 101. Blain, the man behind Stock Trading 101, has created an educational site to teach the basics of stock trading. In a very short time period, he has created a large following. You’ve probably heard about Stock Trading 101 if you’ve been reading this blog for a while because of his stock pick competitions. Here is some information about Blain:

My name Blain Reinkensmeyer and I am guy behind Stock Trading 101. This blog really came about through other blogs I have written and been a part of in the past. I love stocks, I love writing, and I love teaching, so to me this is my dream job.
I currently live in Michigan, USA. I am still a youngin, being only 19 years old. I dropped out of school after my freshman year of college to trade stocks full time, and have been doing so ever since. I started taking interest in the stock education area last year while doing research on different web sites that offer stock resources, products, etc. What I found is that just about everything these days comes with a price tag, and most of the time that price tag really isn’t even worth it. Something about paying someone hundreds to thousands of dollars to teach you what you should have access to for free hits my nerves. So, my first solution? I went ahead and created the Falkin Investing Organization, which is a non-profit dedicated to the stock market. The site’s sole purpose is to connect traders of all experience levels together without “must buy” products and services.

Our next sponsor is a personal favorite site that I have been visiting for YEARS. Please welcome! Red Flag Deals is the premiere Canadian site that finds you deals! I particularly enjoy reading the “Hot Deals Forum” where hot deals from around Canada are mentioned first by other deal seekers. I also contribute regularly to the “Personal Finance Forum“. Red Flag Deals is the site where I found the COSTCO and Air Canada deals that I mentioned here. is a newer site that does comparison shopping for you. If any of you are like me, then you do extensive research comparing prices/features of any large item that you purchase. This site is especially great for techies like me because they do a superb job of comparing prices of electronics.

Thanks again guys for your charitable donation!


  1. Blain Reinkensmeyer on April 24, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for the lovin FT!! I actually have updated my about page which first and foremost relays that I am no longer 19, haha. Those were solid days though :)

    Love the charity links, glad to support the cause!

  2. Monty Loree on April 24, 2007 at 2:21 pm

    Hello Again,

    RE: Canadian Tour of Personal Finance blogs #2
    I’ve scheduled the next tour on May 7, 2007.
    The Money Diva has accepted to be the host for this event.

    Check out for more details.

    I’ve set up a new email for the tour
    tour (dot) canadian (at) gmail (dot) com

    BTW… did you see that Google’s “Brand” is worth $66.4 Billion?
    Google’s “Brand” is worth $66.4 Billion?

    Monty Loree

  3. Monty Loree on April 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Which charity are you helping out with these links?

    Congrats to Stock Trading 101 and for helping out the cause.

  4. David on April 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    To Quote from the first paragraph of this Blog entry: “When the account reaches $100, I will put up a poll for you to decide which charity to donate to.”

    So I guess it will be up to us!

  5. Monty Loree on April 28, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Hey David,
    I need to slow down when reading.

    I vote for a Literacy Foundation of some sort.

    Thanks for pointing that out.

  6. Blain Reinkensmeyer on April 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    I vote the Falkin Investing Organization, :)

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