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 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…

Couple of things to mention this week:

  1. I’m tentatively booked on the Lang and O’Leary exchange tomorrow. They’ve moved to an hour format, and the show is now on at 7pm.
  2. I was in Ottawa on Tuesday night and had dinner again with the Canadian Capitalist, who runs such a good blog that MoneySense magazine has partnered with him and his site. A few commenters are worried about any relinquishment of editorial control and believe me, if you meet Ram in person you’ll quickly discover you have nothing to worry about.

From Around The Blogosphere

Refinancing your mortgage is getting tempting with the banks in a competitive mood as of late as Rob Carrick explains. He also warns to make sure to check on the penalties for breaking your existing mortgage first.

Jonathan Chevreau’s debit card was compromised recently, ironically right after he had written about various types of financial fraud. Maybe he should write about what happens when you win the lottery! :)

L_Mac (Larry MacDonald’s street name) writes about outperforming investment managers versus high performers in other endeavours.

Four Pillars reviews Michael Moore’s latest flick, Capitalism: A Love Story. For those that missed it, I interviewed Michael Moore about the film last week.

Million Dollar Journey shares six signs it might be time to quit your job.

Michael James on Money reviews William Bernstein’s new book, The Investor’s Manifesto.

Canadian Capitalist discusses Active Share as it pertains to managed investment funds. I also discussed it a while ago for more colour if you really want your jaw to drop.

Big Cajun Man looks back at the last twenty years of his financial life.

This Week’s Racing Video

Pulling out an oldie, but goodie. In tribute to the F1 season starting up this weekend, here is a short video of an F1 engine being tested. You won’t be able to see where the exhaust headers are until they get hot, because they start to glow white-hot after only a few seconds. F1 cars don’t have rad fans, the cars can only cool themselves by moving at high speed to force air through the rads. That’s one of the reasons you see so many cars stalling or overheating at the start of a race as they sit to take the green flag. They are super hot after the warm up lap, but aren’t being cooled. Enjoy!

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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  • Michael James

    Thanks for the mention. I’ll be sure to look for you on Lang and O’Leary.

  • Big Cajun Man

    Hopefully next time when you are in Ottawa I can make it! Yes, Ram will never sell out, and 20 years really does go by in a blink. Have a great weekend, and thanks for the mention.

  • L_Mac

    I’m using my street name now. Thanks for filling me in and that. After hearing about Chevreau, I think I’ll skip that post I was going to do on March being Fraud Prevention month. How was the dinner with CC? Sorry couldn’t make it.

  • Four Pillars

    Thanks for the link! I’ll tape the Exchange again – hopefully you don’t get bumped by Mr. GIC again. :)

  • Patrick

    My favourite part of the video is the macho jocks standing around with no ear protection trying to pretend their ears aren’t disintegrating.

  • Canadian Capitalist

    I’ll be sure to watch Lang and O’Leary exchange. It was great meeting you Preet. Hopefully, you can make another trip pretty soon.
    Thanks for the mention!

  • The Rat

    Isn’t that fantastic news re: CC? I’m happy for that cat.

    BTW- Did you get my address and everything ironed out concerning my Michael Moore DVD? :)

  • The Personal Finance Blog

    Enjoyed the video, but my favorite bit was probably the post from Million Dollar Journey about the signs it might be time to quit your job. “Glass Ceiling” and “Boredom” definitely resonate with me. There have been other circumstances which have pushed me to quit a job, but the underlying cause has always been one of those two, or a combination of both.