Perhaps I could call this the “shameless self promotion” version of Lap of the Blogs…
Canadian Dream Free at 45 wrote a two part series on the financial plan and investment policy statement I wrote for him very recently. Click here to read part two.
Advisor’s Edge is a magazine geared towards the financial services and I was lucky enough to be featured in a two page profile in their May 2008 issue. I also wrote an article for them (which will appear in July – but I’ll link to it when it’s available).
Thicken My Wallet provides food for thought when considering the use of an advisor (or not) – he brings up the observation that the financially successful people he knows tend to have a gang of advisors working for them.
Jonathan Chevreau covers the financial Canada Cup – and the focus on ETFs which are approaching one trillion dollars of assets under management.
The Million Dollar Journey weighs the extra cost of a hybrid car versus the savings in fuel. Looks like getting a conventionally engined car makes more cents for the time being…
The Canadian Capitalist reviews a book titled ‘House Lust’ which discusses the obsession involved in home ownership for many people. It sounds like a very interesting book.
Last, but certainly not least, is Michael James on Money who describes a $1 million dollar bet that Warren Buffett has with a professional money manager that compares passive investing versus active (although it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison if you read through the comments). Nonetheless, it’s an interesting bet and I love reading about all things Warren and anything that comes out of Michael James’ keyboard!
This Week’s Racing Video
For those of you who don’t know, every week during my Lap of The Blogs post that shares some of the interesting stories from other writers, I also post a video that has something to do with auto-racing – only because it is one of my other passions in life and I need to prove to you that I’m more than one dimensional! :)
This week we have a very famous video which highlights the aerodynamic sensitivity of modern racecars. This Mercedes Benz racecar at LeMans literally takes off while travelling in a straight line and lands over the barriers. You have to see it to believe it!