A Lap Of The Blogs

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.

If you are reading this on Friday then the results of the W Network Expert Search will have been published on the TV network’s website. (I had auditioned with 400 other people to become the “W Network’s Next Expert Host”). I think the results will be posted sometime during the day, but you can try your luck now by clicking here and maybe it’s already posted. Hopefully, I will have been selected so I can start telling the world about the evils of MERs and the such! :)

From Around The Blogosphere

I did a small interview for Desi Life magazine in the Toronto Star as part of a story on the new Tax Free Savings Account.

Michael James on Money finds a flaw in a recent newspaper article that stated that CEO’s make in 4 minutes what the average Canadian makes in a year. The truth isn’t quite so bad, but…

Canadian Capitalist explains that the 15 bps (0.15%) extra fee on currency hedged versions of some iShares ETFs pale in comparison to their drag from high tracking errors.

Million Dollar Journey has a guest article on how a family of four can feed themselves for $100/week.

Four Pillars looks at 11 Things To Consider When Buying a House.

Big Cajun Man adds up the cost of his daughter’s first term at university. Yikes! I’ve recently wondered at what point during an MBA does someone get educated enough to realize the ROI wasn’t worth it… (I keed, I keed)

Larry MacDonald questions why so many efforts to teach kids about money and investing seem to focus around what are now generally considered to be gambling techniques. :)

Thicken My Wallet has a two part series on Preferred Shares. You can read Part I here, and Part II here.

Jonathan Chevreau blogs about the first actively managed ETF for sale in Canada: the Horizons AlphaPro Managed S&P/TSX 60 ETF. Guess this means I’ll have to update the Guide to Canadian Listed ETFs. Phooey.

This Week’s Racing Video

This is a video of Colin McRae explaining why he left foot brakes in his World Rally Car to a passenger who I’m sure is much more frightened than they are trying to let on. The exterior shot at the very end is nice…

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  • Four Pillars

    Thanks a lot for the link!

    Mike

  • Michael James

    Thanks for the mention. The two-foot driving was interesting, but I was more impressed by the fact that he could carry on a conversation while blasting along on the edge of control.

  • Thicken My Wallet

    Thanks for the link. Congrats on the media coverage.

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Thanks for the mention. And congrats on the media coverage. Good luck with the W network!

  • Marianne O

    Hey, I see you won the W network competition! Congrats!!