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…
I had a chance to take out the kart again last weekend, but I made the mistake of not wearing the rib-protector for one stint. It felt like I almost broke ribs on both sides when I hit a particular bump on the track. For those of you who don’t know, this kart does well over 100km/h and there’s no suspension. It is a wild, wild ride – and I highly recommend it! :)
From Around The Blogosphere
The Canadian Capitalist recently had to help settle a loved one’s estate and shares some valuable advice from his experience.
Million Dollar Journey has some tips for buying and selling on Kijiji and Craig’s list.
Four Pillars has a great post on how to work best with computer nerds. This is a brilliant post, IMHO – well worth checking out, and well worth the time.
Michael James on Money explains that the recent proposed changes to the TFSA may actually protect investors (from themselves).
Big Cajun Man has posted one of the greatest National Film Board of Canada videos in history on his site. “The Sweater” recounts the tale of a young boy in Quebec who was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton’s in the 1940’s.
Last and certainly not least, Thicken My Wallet has a fantastic post which asks what we would do in a world without financial advisors.
This Week’s Racing Video
Racing drivers are always in search of “the perfect lap”. It never happens, you are never 100% satisfied – or at least you always feel you could’ve done just a bit better when you think back on it. Part of the reason is that when you are really “on it” the car is dancing on a knife’s edge constantly, it is in a constant state of almost snapping out from under you. Luckily, even though we may never get to that perfect lap, sometimes you are in the zone and everything is just working. Getting a lap that is 98% perfect is enough to blow away the competition (assuming the cars are equal). This video is Australian V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy during qualifying and he is just on fire. Enjoy!