A Lap of the Blogs

A-ha! I have found my trademark name for a weekly post on linking back to the community! Let me explain where the name comes from: I was in the auto racing industry for a few years (open wheel) and of course you can imagine that not only did I like driving, I was also a fan of the sport. There was a video series called "Lap of the Gods" which consisted of footage of top Formula 1 drivers taken from on-board of some of the most famous racetracks in the world. See below for a sample on-board video (although not an F1 car, and not part of the "Lap of the Gods" series).

Anyways, here we go through a "Lap of the Blogs":

The Canadian Capitalist reviews a survey that found people don’t like free money.

The Million Dollar Journey provides a plentiful resource on The Smith Manoeuvre.

The Quest for Four Pillars hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance (Canadian Edition!)

Jonathan Chevreau uncovers a great resource for fixed income investors

Thicken My Wallet cover the ins and outs of the VISA IPO

Thicken My Wallet also hosted a guest review of a really, really good book on RRSPs. :) 

Larry McDonald explains why he hasn’t yet weighed in on the proposed Tax Free Savings Account

I’ll stop there for now and in addition leave you with a sample of an on-board video. This particular video is of a "hill-climb" (or a time trial up a hill). Take a peak – it’s pretty cool! 


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Preet Banerjee
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  • MillionDollarJourney

    Thanks for the mention Preet. That video is pretty sick. Is that similar to what you used to do?

  • thickenmywallet

    Two entries in the "race"! Thanks for the mention.

  • Preet

    I raced open wheel cars on road courses. The video is of a closed wheel car on a time-trial (i.e. no competitors on track at the same time).

    I’ll post some more videos in my new "lap of the blogs" posts which will include some info on racing (my other passion!).

    I was actually at the track over the weekend seeing the newest fleet of cars at my old haunt. I’ll probably only get one test day in this year – the sport is way too expensive and time consuming… :(

    I trained here: Bridgestone Racing Academy