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.

Shameless self-promotion

I was quoted in a few articles in the mainstream media this week…

1. Paul Brent’s article Trim Investing Fees To Boost RRSP Returns was on the front page of Thursday’s RRSP Investing section of the National Post.

2. Jonathan Chevreau featured a small quote in a piece that also ran in the same day’s edition of the National Post titled Despondent? It’s Probably Time To Buy

3. Larry MacDonald also had a few quotes in his Globe and Mail piece A Relief Valve For RRSP Holders

From Around The Blogosphere

Canadian Financial DIY takes a look at the performance of “the Caisse” and asks some questions that have yet to be answered.

Canadian Capitalist looks at the lessons that can be learned from the Japanese stock market.

Million Dollar Journey has a guest post on the costs of owning a dog. For those of you who don’t know, I plan on buying a Golden Doodle one day and naming him Chewie (short for Chewbacca, natch).

Ellen Roseman asks if you can trust your financial advisor.

Michael James on Money gives us a great perspective on looking at the Auto Bailout proposal in Canada.

Thicken My Wallet looks at the costs/benefits of various types of graduate studies.

Big Cajun Man notes that EI claims are way up.

This Week’s Racing Video

This is another video showing the testing of a Formula 1 engine (next week, I’m going to show a video of how they tested them in the “old days”). This particular Renault powerplant consumes 70L of fuel per 100km. A typical road car would consume perhaps 8L of fuel per 100km!

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee
...is an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • CanadianInvestor

    Read your comments in the Paul Brent article and am intrigued by the suggestion that some funds really do deviate from the index. Have you blogged a list of the mutual funds that really are different? In Bob Thompson’s book Stock Market Superstars several of the hot shot fund managers therein say their own funds are very little correlated to the market.

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Big Cajun Man

    Thanks for the mention this week, very good comments by you in Larry MacDonald’s article in the Globe as well.

  • Michael James

    Thanks for the mention. When the engine in the testing video turned red hot, it was about the same colour as the catalytic converter in an old car of mine just minutes before the car died for good.

  • Million Dollar Journey

    Thanks for the link Preet!

  • Thicken My Wallet

    Thanks for the link. Congrats on the coverage.

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Congrats on the mentions and thanks for the link!