Lap Of The Blogs

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From Around The Blogosphere…

You always hear the advice that you should check your credit report yourself, but you’ll get it again courtesy of The Canadian Capitalist PLUS you’ll get instructions on how to do it. Now you have no excuses.

The Quest For Four Pillars explains the ins and outs of the Canada Child Tax Benefit program. They even include a link to a calculator from the government that will help you determine what your benefit might be.

Canadian Financial DIY brings up an often neglected topic of personal finance as he discusses 6 reasons for using testamentary trusts. My coverage on estate planning is pretty weak, so I’ll start to ramp up the number of articles focussing on estate planning myself in the future.

Michael James on Money shows you how to get rich. No fancy schemes, just good old fashioned discipline.

The Million Dollar Journey offers an introduction to double exposure ETFs – these have been in the media a lot, and have also been covered by many of the personal finance bloggers as of late – and will continue to be for some time I gather.

This Week’s Racing Video

Every week on WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com, I have a weekly “Lap of The Blogs” post on Friday that provides links to other articles that I found interesting or that I think would be of interest to my readers. I also include a racing video simply because my other passion in life is auto-racing.

This week’s video gives some perspective as to how much faster racecars are than regular street cars. Specifically it compares an A-Series Mercedes Benz versus an E-Series Benz versus a McLaren Mercedes F1 car. The F1 car gives the A-Series Mercedes a 70 second headstart on a 3.2 mile course (and still wins).

Preet Banerjee
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  • MillionDollarJourney

    Thanks for the mention Preet, enjoy the weekend.

  • Michael James

    Thanks for the link. I liked the hesitation before the F1 car blew the others away at the end.

  • Canadian Capitalist

    Thanks for the link Preet. Have a great weekend!

  • Mr. Cheap

    Thanks for the link!

  • TKO from Ontario

    I look forward to your Racing Vids on every Friday. I grew up spectating Rally Racing in Europe, was even fortunate to see 2 Group B races as a kid. Isn’t it amazing what a split second equates to on the race track. For instance in Drag Racing each .1 second is equal to a car length. Please folks keep it safe and don’t street race.

    YouTube is jam packed with racing videos, some are better than others though. Here is my favourite of Ariel Atom:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaWoo82zNUA

    I want one so bad.

  • Preet

    @TKO – lucky guy! I would have loved to see a Group B rally! And yes, a second is a lifetime. I remember feeling like I would offer my left leg for those last 2/10ths which was the difference between mid-pack and a podium. Over 20 laps (or more) it really adds up (I always ran sprint style races with no pitstops) – that would be a 4 second difference over that distance.

    I actually linked to that very same Ariel Atom video in a previous edition of Lap of the Blogs – love anything with Jeremy Clarkson.

    I might get a chance to test a newer F2000 in a few weeks, and I will try to bring a camera and make my own video for a future lap of the blogs. :)

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