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 great time at the Tweet-up tonight. Peter Aceto (CEO of ING DIRECT Canada) opened the event and Matt Hartley, Technology Reporter for the National Post, gave a great talk about Twitter as a two-way newswire (among other things). I spoke about how social media has impacted me personally and professionally. For those of you who are interested, I’ll be launching my first iPhone app in the next few weeks (if approved by Apple). Stay tuned!
From Around The Blogosphere
The W Network has launched their next W Expert Search – why not give it a shot?
Jonathan Chevreau hints you might need to a TFSA and an RRSP in order to have the retirement you want.
Thicken My Wallet does what I do: when you get credit card offers in the mail, shred them before scrapping them.
Michael James on Money asks if we should save to RRSPs or not.
Canadian Capitalist notes that Canadian REITS may no longer be bargains.
This Week’s Racing Video
A modern day racecar has as many aerodynamicists working on it as an airplane – so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see them take off once in a while. Yes, this racecar was just travelling down the track when it launched itself in the air. Driver was okay, but this happened a few times during that weekend and eventually the team pulled out of the event when it turned out to be a design flaw. Enjoy!