The third and final episode of the Ultimate W Network Expert Challenge airs on Sunday night at 7pm on the W Network. Thanks to everyone who has been watching and I hope you have enjoyed it – it was definitely fun to be a contestant!
I don’t know how much longer the Globe and Mail’s Best of the Blogs online poll will be running, but thanks to everyone who has cast a vote for yours truly. If you haven’t voted yet, I would love for you to click on the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page where the voting is taking place. You can vote for up to five of your favourite blogs – last time I checked I was running fourth but losing ground fast! I would appreciate your vote!
This Week’s Racing Video
Don’t worry, the weekly links will appear below – just thought I’d shuffle things around this week and place “this week’s racing video” first. This video shows just how fast an electric car can be – a 1972 Datsun fitted with an electric motor destroys some pretty powerful gasoline powered muscle cars at the local dragstrip! (If you are reading this via email, click here to view the video.)
From Around The Blogosphere
Howard Atkinson (President of Horizons BetaPro) talks to Jonathan Chevreau about his firm’s bull and bear ETFs – and helps explain the nuances quite nicely.
Jonathan Chevreau blogs about “parenting your parents” – it’s possibe that at some point you may need to take care of your parents when they get older. Jon provides some links to great information on the subject.
Thicken My Wallet has a great post about how giving some to get some in negotiating can be worthwhile.
Larry MacDonald asks if BCE’s dividend is safe.
Four Pillars has a post on the city garbage strike in Toronto – the comments section are well worth the price of admission.
Big Cajun Man recounts his conversation with Michael James about athletes going so broke so fast.
Michael James on Money give some free financial planning advice to future wealthy athletes.
Canadian Capitalist discusses the 5-cent levy on grocery bags, and explains how it has turned into a study of how incentives influence behaviour.
Million Dollar Journey provides a net worth update and also wonders about buying a new car. No one seemed to catch my quote from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the comments section! :)
Mark Wolfinger highlights his guest authoring of an article that discusses the investment option that no one discusses.
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 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.