Just a quick reminder that you can read my posts in your favourite reader or delivered by e-mail.

  1. Money Smarts Blog featured a guest post that offered six reasons why Canadians should own oil stocks.
  2. Canadian Financial Stuff shared the best back-to-school advice his dad gave him, which is sure to come in handy for students heading off to University.
  3. Thicken My Wallet isn’t convinced that the debate over the value of financial advice will disappear if advisors move to some other fee model.
  4. Canadian Couch Potato offered a detailed explanation on why he picked both XDV and CDZ as his top dividend ETF.
  5. Larry MacDonald reported out that many credit card holders failed to notice mysterious charges in their statements.
  6. Squawk Fox has an easy-peasy recipe for making gourmet microwave popcorn. Yeah, saving a few bucks is nice but it is nicer avoiding the processed stuff in packaged popcorn.
  7. Many Canadian Money Forum members feel that caution is warranted in Real Estate Income Trusts. I won’t argue that REITs are undervalued but they are not crazily overvalued in this low-interest rate environment either.
  8. Million Dollar Journey featured a guest post that looked at landlord tenant relationship from a tenant’s perspective.
  9. Michael James rips apart popular financial articles that convey an incorrect picture by ignoring the time value of money. Saving is a good habit to cultivate but it is also important to have realistic expectations.
  10. Preet has a special cell phone deal for readers. Of course, he can’t beat my Speakout Wireless plan on which I spend less than $25 per year.
  11. Boomer and Echo offers ten tips to save money on auto insurance.

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend everyone!

This article has 11 comments

  1. Thanks very much for the mention!

  2. Thanks for the mention, yes I hope it helps some folks not wake up too hung over.

  3. Thanks for the mention. It’s good to hear Malkiel’s rational voice: even though index funds haven’t performed well for the last decade, they still beat two-thirds of active funds.

  4. Hey CC! Thanks for sharing my popcorn post! I too use Speakout Wireless — best deal around. :D

  5. Hmmm, both Squawfox and Canadian Capitalist using Speakout Wireless. Have to look into that.

  6. Speakout has a rebate on phones now: if you buy $100 of airtime the rebate basically makes their cheapest phone free.

  7. Larry, my wife and I as well as Mr. Cheap all use Speakout Wireless – it’s the best deal.

    Of course, I also have an iPhone. :)

  8. @Larry: Speak Out Wireless is only available through 7-Eleven stores. Ottawa used to have one (I think) but not any more. If you need Speak Out, you’ll have to get a phone from Toronto. The best part is that minutes are valid for 365 days. If I top up $25, it usually lasts me an entire year.

  9. Thanks for the link. I should point out that I don’t have a home phone, so that offsets the cost as well. With gmail offering free calling this year and a small cost later, it’s only getting better.

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