A Lap Of The Blogs

I suppose there are still some people who don’t know the results of the Ultimate W Expert Challenge (because I still get phone calls and emails asking who won as I didn’t actually post the results on the blog, only in the comments section). I’m happy to announce that yours truly was the winner and the prize was a development deal with the W Network to create a show for me to host. I’ll keep you posted on the progress and thanks for everyone’s support!

From Around The Blogosphere

Jonathan Chevreau writes about the pie in the sky that is the RRSP Meltdown. It works sometimes, but is rarely worth the risk.

Canadian Capitalist looks at the Pixar Phenomenon – how do they keep cranking out hit after hit? The white cheddar topping for your popcorn: crack.

Million Dollar Journey talks about Financial Regrets. I regret not winning the lottery.

Larry MacDonald discusses how NOT to pick an advisor.

Money Grubbing Lawyer has been cellphone free for 7 months. Apparently life goes on.

Thicken My Wallet explains some of the do’s and dont’s of a job interview. I’ll add my own: DO show up on time, DON’T forget to google yourself to see what the interviewer will have learned about you ahead of time.

Mark Wolfinger finds some data that demonstrates what a constant collared equity index portfolio would’ve have down for the last 20 years. Great find!

Michael James on Money explains how much money might be earned by ponzi schemers.

Mr. Cheap discusses the professional beggar.

Big Cajun Man starts a discussion on who is the worst overspender these days: Canada or the US?

This Week’s Racing Video

Since I just bought a go-kart (picking it up on Saturday), I thought I would post a go-kart video. But not just any go-kart, a go-kart that can go crazy fast. The kart I bought is capable of about 100km/h or so, not the ones you see at the indoor karting tracks for kiddies, that’s just too slow… :) Enjoy!

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 sometimes 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. NOTE: you have to visit the actual website to see the embedded video – it may not appear in your email. Just click on the title of the email to see it…

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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  • Big Cajun Man

    Thanks for the mention and congrats on your victory on the W Channel! Have a superb weekend.

  • Mark Wolfinger

    I had no idea. Must have missed the comments section. That’s one of the difficulties when reading blogs via RSS feed.

    Congratulations.

    It’s a great prize for you and a chance for Canadians to get some excellent financial advice.

  • Michael James

    Nice video. I think if I tried one of those go-karts, it would only take me seconds to go from zero to worm food :-)

    Congratulations on the W network victory. The way things were going, I was surprised that they picked you, but I think they made a great choice.

  • Connie Walsh

    Congrats!!! I look forward to your show. I generally do my financial shows from my PVR 5 at a time. I sit through 5 and see how it helps me. Currently I watch Gail vaz(can’t spell her last name) and Suze (but I think Suze is getting to be a bit broken record-ish for me.

    I love your line:

    Million Dollar Journey talks about Financial Regrets. I regret not winning the lottery.

    Me too.

  • Thicken My Wallet

    Thanks for the link and congrats on the show! I am glad you are going to malls everywhere and asking whether people are engaging in insider trading. The OSC is probably quite pleased! Haha.

  • Patrick

    Hey, great news. Congrats, Preet!

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Thanks for the mention Preet! And congrats on winning the W-Network Expert Challenge. We were rooting for ya!

  • Brian

    Congrats Preet!!!

    Make sure you let us know when your show starts! I’m excited for ya

  • MoneyGrubbingLawyer

    Your own TV show AND a new go-kart?!? Preet, I’m dying with envy.

    Thanks for the link. Wear a helmet.

  • Cam Birch

    I’m expecting a video of you in your new super speed go-cart soon :). Congratulations.

  • Million Dollar Journey

    So are you coming to NL with your new show?

    Thanks for the link and congrats on the new go-kart! What do one of those cost these days? I was on an indoor track in Montreal, not quite as intense as the ones in the video, but quite fast by my standards!

  • Preet

    @MDJ: A brand spanking new kart like the one I bought with the data acquisition equipment would be about $8K. But we got a smoking deal on a used kart for $1700.

    I have no idea on much of the details of the show! It is in development, which means that the concept and budget is being worked on, and at this point it is not a given that it will even make it to air… but fingers crossed!!! :)

  • Marco

    Is this not illegal?? What will happen to Kevin Flaherty now?? Will he be charged with theft??

    There was an unauthorized and unreported advance of $3,191,075 from the Corporation’s bank account to the former Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Flaherty. Celtic Minerals Ltd. announced that Kevin Flaherty has resigned as Chief Executive Officer. This resignation was at the request of the special committee of the board of directors. :

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