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Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival

The 8th edition of the Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival is now ready to be seen by the world.

Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival

Noticing a dearth in investing and personal financed related aggregations of Canadian content, we setup the Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival to introduce and highlight some of the best advice and content we’d come across in the Canadian blogosphere in the last 15 days. The 1st edition of the Carnival was published on July 17th, 2010. Looking back these few months, we’re very happy we decided to launch this Carnival. Our Carnival postings have been some of the most popular attractions on the site and we hope they continue to thrive well into the future. We attribute much of this success to you our wonderful readers and would like like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support.

The next few lines are directed to all you Canadian personal finance and investing bloggers out there. While we have your attention, we would like to take this moment to invite submissions for the ninth edition of the Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival slated for publishing on November 15th, 2010. So if you’re a Canadian blogger specializing in personal finance and or investing, make sure you submit your best articles for inclusion and while you’re at it, perhaps spread the word about the Canadian Personal Finance & Investing Carnival.

Without further delay ….

Boomer & Echo presents The Risk Of Inflation, saying, “When you prepare a long-term financial plan for your retirement or a child’s education fund, a 2 – 3% inflation rate is factored into the total.”

Canajun Finances presents Financial Bondage, saying, “What personal finance bondage devices do you use?”

Balance Junkie presents Stock Allocation: All or None?, saying, “Some people invest most or all of their money in stocks. Others don’t invest in stocks at all. Who’s right?”

Invest It Wisely presents 5 Reasons to Have an Emergency Fund, saying, “This post covers five different reasons why one should consider having an emergency fund.”

Canadian Finance Blog presents Master Your Money Management Book Review, saying, “A book review of Master Your Money Management: How to manage the advisors who work for you, which shows how you can work with your financial advisor.”

Landlord Rescue presents Learn From Google Be Your Own Landlord, saying, “A large number of entrepreneurs rent space from landlords for years and never give it a second thought.”

Money Smarts Blog presents Canadian Online Discount Stock Brokerage Comparison, saying, “Every few months I’ve thought of tackling a Canadian discount brokerage comparison, but never got around to it. Given the amount of time involved in putting it together – it’s a wonder it ever got finished. I hope you like it and find it useful.”

Canadian Couch Potato presents To Hedge or Not to Hedge, saying, “Unfortunately, the reality is that the decision about whether or not to use hedging is likely to be the single most important factor affecting the return of your foreign investments.”

Canadian Capitalist presents How to avoid currency conversions on US Dividends, saying, “two possible ways on avoiding currency conversion on US dollar dividends received in a self-directed RRSP account.”

Larry MacDonald presents Fixing the error in monetary policy, saying, “For nearly 20 years, the Bank of Canada has anchored monetary policy to an inflation target of 2% in the consumer price index (CPI). But the Canadian central bank is reportedly now looking at changing to price-level targeting.”

Million Dollar Journey presents Wealth Building Tips for New College/University Graduates, saying, “here are my tips on how a new graduate can get on the financial fast track:”

In Search of Salt presents Interview With a Canadian Trade Commissioner: Part IV, saying, “At the end of September, I was fortunate to be granted an informal interview with one of the Canadian Trade Commissioners abroad. This is part IV in a series of articles based on that talk.”

Young and Thrifty presents Dividends… Explained!, saying, “So what are dividends? They’re something magical. They’re great. Win-win in terms of taxation. They’re tax efficient.”

Dividend Dollar presents CIM Castrated Me, saying, “If you recall, I invested a large sum of money into an AGNC Put Option position, which turned out very well. The unfortunate part is that I felt the need to quickly reinvest that money due to fear of losing future potential profits—and it cost me dearly.”

Investing Thesis presents Discussing the outlook for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) with Howard J. Atkinson, President of Horizons ETFs, saying, “If you don’t own an ETF, you’ve definitely heard of one. But with so many of these funds available and new ones popping up each day (case in point: iShares & JP Morgan Chase have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch their own physically-backed copper ETFs), we turned to one of the most knowledgeable experts in Canada to help us make sense of this growing trend.”

Before You Invest presents All that glitters… Beware of gold investing scams, saying, “The soaring price of gold has sparked a modern-day gold rush among investors eager to recover stock market losses. But it’s still a Wild West out there, and dangers abound for prospective gold investors.”

Wealth Web Gurus presents Advice for Boomers who are not ready for retirement, saying, “The earliest boomers are almost 65 this year and over the next 20 years, baby boomers will be making one of the biggest transitions in life. Although retirement is a really hot topic these days, one of the common discussions in my workshops is with people who are really concerned about retirement because they feel like they do not have enough for retirement.”

Rob Carrick presents How to get some bang for your safe bucks, saying, “Now is the time to re-engage with your investments. It’s not only possible to ramp up your returns while staying conservative, it’s imperative.”

Financial Thinking presents Smaller is More Robust, saying, “There are many challenges that come with a large portfolio. It is the goal of most pooled investment funds to grow as large as possible, for the profitability, but also for the theoretical economies of scale, ie. spreading the same expenses over a larger revenue base. In reality, however, I haven’t seen economies of scale in investment funds. Remaining small has advantages, which will be explored in this post.”

Bank Nerd presents Balancing both Health and Wealth may lead to a good Retirement, saying, “As we age, we slowly make the transition and live into retirement, taking control of our health and wealth is extremely critical to ensuring the success of our future. All Canadians will find it necessary to learn how to manage their physical and financial capital in retirement.”

Zen Trader presents These Gold Miners Are Outperformers, saying, “These gold stocks are going against my bearish thesis and if they continue to push higher without pausing, these will most likely be the best performers in this sector moving forward.”

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  • Money Smarts Blog

    Thanks a lot Arjun!nn

  • Echo

    Great list Arjun, Happy Halloween!

  • Bigcajunman

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Anonymous

    You’re most welcome, Bigcajunman. Have a happy and safe Halloween.nnArjun

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Echo. Keep with the wonderful work that you and Boomer do.nnArjun

  • Anonymous

    Don’t mention it, Mike. That book review on ‘The RESP Book’ is upcoming. Cheerio.nnArjun

  • Invest It Wisely

    Thanks for the mention, Arjun!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for submitting the article, Kevin, I greatly appreciate it.nnArjun

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