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.
For anyone who is interested, I will be speaking at the 4th Annual ETF and Indexing Assembly in New York City which will be held on January 28th and 29th, 2009. Other than that, life’s been a whirlwhind with 3 weddings in 7 days and I was just invited to another wedding on top of that. I imagine I’ll be advising on lots of RESPs for friends in the next few years… :)
I have to apologize for missing last week’s Lap Of The Blogs – things have been very busy lately!
From Around The Blogosphere
The Simple Dollar discusses how one could view their career as an integral part of their portfolio mix.
Canadian Personal Finance Blog summarizes his views on the U.S. Financial Crisis.
Larry MacDonald notes that insiders are buying more than normal right now, a bullish indicator.
Canadian Financial DIY criticizes a study out of UBC on housing prices in Canada.
Canadian Capitalist gives a brief history of the Income Trust taxation issue, now that it seems to be back on the table for the upcoming election.
Jonathan Chevreau talks about Five ways boomers are redefining retirement.
Thicken My Wallet asks if you would pay for a professional second opinion. As you’ll see, I think it’s a good idea! :)
Million Dollar Journey gives a quick overview of a career in the financial services (focusing on the role of a retail advisor).
Michael James On Money goes through the math of Obscene MERs – for many readers it might be beating a dead horse, but consider that this dead horse is alive and kicking for many investors.
Get Rich Slowly gives us some tips for how to tackle shopping for big ticket items so you can avoid spending more than you need.
This Week’s Racing Video
I found a nice montage of on-board shots of some MotoGP racing – which is the top form of motorcylce racing. My only experience on motorcycles has been through the Ganaraska forest on two occassions, one of which ended with me flying into a tree backwards. I’m way better with four wheels, tarmac, and no rocks… :P