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.
Oh boy. Easter is horrible for me every year since I’m a chocaholic. A few years ago I went to Switzerland for a vacation and brought back over 40 different types of chocolate with me – yeah, it’s clinical…. :)
From Around The Blogosphere
How would you like to have a marginal tax rate of 93%? It’s happened in Canada as reported by Michael James on Money (alter ego).
Speaking of taxes, chances are pretty good that people claimed capital losses on some investments in 2008. Learn how you carry back capital losses to offset capital gains from previous years, courtesy of the Canadian Capitalist.
Still speaking of taxes, Million Dollar Journey shows you how to claim a home office to reduce your tax bill. Hmmm, lots of posts on taxes. Ah yes, taxes are due soon. Phooey!
Four Pillars rants about life insurance that has underwriting at time of claim (as opposed to underwriting at time of application). I’ve got some war stories from the trenches on this as well. My two cents: get the underwriting done at the time of application.
Big Cajun Man shares with us his story about the price-matching policy as it relates to Best Buy and Future Shop – interesting read, check it out.
Thicken My Wallet talks about some of the ancillary benefits of volunteering your time.
Get Rich Slowly has a guest post from a financial advisor who has some questions you may want to ask when interviewing for a new financial advisor (as many people tend to do during and after a bear market).
This Week’s Racing Video
This is a shocking indictment of NASCAR driver training…. hey, it’s still April! ;) Enjoy!