If you are new to WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com, every Friday I run a post called “A Lap Of The Blogs” which provides links to articles I found interesting and think that others may want to read for themselves. I also include some commentary on what’s going on in my personal life and a weekly “racing video” since my former life was in the auto-racing industry. The name “Lap of the Blogs” is in reference to “A Lap Of The Gods” which is an old video series which chronicled on-board footage of the world’s greatest F1 drivers lapping various racetracks from around the world.
So I ventured down to the Lindt outlet store in Scarborough and while it was impressive in that they had many different types of chocolates (like dark chocolate with red chilis in it!) the prices weren’t great except on only a small portion of the items. My friend Scott picked up quite a bit of dark chocolate that was 60% off, but most everything else was priced in line with anywhere else you can find Lindt. Soooo… we decided to head down the street to the Dad’s cookie factory. They have a small store on the side where you can pick up fresh cookies for about 50% off. I had a bachelor party in Muskoka to go to over the weekend so I picked up about 7 bags of different cookies, all of which were basically demolished the first night – oh well, at least it was cheap! :)
From Around The Blogosphere
Jonathan Chevreau notes that the mutual fund industry has no sympathy for Ol’ Yeller funds – unfortunately, this is not really a good thing for investors.
Thicken My Wallet is a sports nut, and explains some easy way to save money on sporting events.
Four Pillars signed away their lives by installing the new browser from Google, called Google Chrome. When you agree to the EULA (End User License Agreement) you should know (if you bother to read it), that Google now owns anything you type, post or upload using the browser! Apparently they are amending the EULA to be a little less big-brotherish going forward as many people quite rightly raised a stink over it.
Canadian Dream: Free at 45 shows you the proper way to invest in yourself: exercise, nutrition and not being “that guy”.
Michael James on Money notes that Canada missed a recession (so far) only on a technicality.
Ellen Roseman explains that a complaint is a gift to businesses – if they understand it.
And last but not least, Canadian Capitalist responds to the Million Dollar Journey’s post about the “pitfalls” of investing in index tracking investments. My guess is that MDJ deliberately stirred the pot! :)
This Week’s Racing Video
They say the first auto race occured shortly after the second car was built. It seems people will race anything – including airplanes! The Red Bull Air Racing Series has been around for a few years and features acrobatic planes capable of over 400km/h and up to 10 G’s during these racing competitions – check it out: