A Lap Of The Blogs AND A Book Giveaway

If you are new to WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com you should know that most weeks I run a post called “A Lap Of The Blogs” in which I link to some articles of interest I’ve read in the past week. I also include a weekly “racing video” because my former life was in the auto racing industry… Enjoy!

Slight change of plans. 1) You’ll notice this edition is a few days late. 2) Instead of a racing video, there is a book giveaway this week (details at bottom).

My Globe & Mail Column

You can read all the columns HERE, and below are the ones that appeared this week.

Ignoring the fine print on disability insurance could cost you

Thinking of a little cross border real estate shopping?

From Around The Blogosphere

Banknerd.ca: Introducing the THRIVEtastics

Larry MacDonald: Protein Stocks

Big Cajun Man: Slutty Money

Michael James on Money: Benefits of filing a tax return for low income earners

Money Smarts Blog: How to unlock an Ontario Locked In Retirement Account

Canadian Capitalist: Notes from the 2010 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report

Book Giveaway: Moolala by Bruce Sellery

You may recognize Bruce Sellery from his time with BNN (The Business News Network). He’s written a book titled Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it). I have not read the book, but I asked Bruce a simple question:

Q: Financial books are a dime a dozen these days. What makes Moolala stand out? Who is this book targeted at?

A: Moolala is for people who need a ‘spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down’.  It stands out from the pack because it focuses on delivering “insight” versus “information”.   When readers connect their goals in life to the financial fuel that will bring them to fruition, they are way more likely to take action to get a handle on their money.  Insight trumps information 100% of the time and the workbook approach helps people come to that insight themselves and then gives them a super simple set of steps to get stuff done.

The publisher has generously provided THREE copies of the book to be given away at random. Good luck!

Contest Rules:

  1. Leave a comment on this post to earn an entry. Limit of one entry per email address.
  2. You can earn a bonus entry by “liking” my Facebook Fan Page.
  3. You must submit your email address on the comment form (so I can contact the winner), but your email address is never shown publicly, and is not sold to any third party companies – it’s just for the contest.
  4. Contest is open until 5pm EST on Friday, March 11, 2011. Winners will be announced and contacted shortly after that.
  5. Winner must answer a skill testing question.
  6. Open to residents of Canada only.
  7. Three winners will be chosen at random, you can only win one copy per household.
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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  • Veronica

    Here’s hoping!

  • Big Cajun Man

    Thanks for the inclusion.

    • Hollie Pollard

      Here is wanting another good read!

    • Hollie Pollard

      I also did like the facebook page

  • Patricia

    Everyone could use a little more insight!

  • Fred E

    Count me in

  • Richard

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Bob

    I like your column as it brings up ideas I have not thought about.

  • Jason R

    Count me in! I could us an insight or 2

  • Alyson I

    Always eager to learn something about money management.

  • Paul

    Count me in, Preet!

  • RMG

    Since I have done a lot of dumb things I could use this book.

  • Michael James

    Thanks for the mention. I’m a big believer in seeking insight rather than just information. It will be interesting to see whether this author actually achieves this.

  • chantl01

    Always looking for more personal finance reading – please enter me for the book, thanks!

  • Rohini

    In the times of information overload, I am definitely up for some “insight”. Please enter me for the book. Thanks, Rohini

  • Martha Hoyt

    Perfectly timed! Finance books immediately folliowing RSP deadline – just like striking when the iron is hot and we’re all aiming to do better next year!

  • Ves

    Thank you for the contest.

  • Raj

    Count me in!

  • js_cooldude

    Sounds like a nice read!

  • Bill K

    Please enter my name in the draw. Good luck to everyone!

  • SophieW

    Count me in!

  • Kaidian

    Thank you for another contest! Fingers crossed I win this one :D

  • P. W. Dunn

    Not only a resident of Canada but now also a proud citizen (as of Feb 28).

  • PBraden

    Here’s my ballot, may the most needed win!!

  • CB McLean

    Thanks for the chance.