This week in investing and personal finance

by Natalie MacLellan on September 10, 2010

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It is Friday, and the end of my first week back in the office after an extended vacation. I have spent nine weeks in Africa, first on vacation, and then as a volunteer teaching English and drama to orphaned girls. It was fantastic. Many thanks to the Commission staff who took care of the blog and Twitter account in my absence.

Now that I am back, I am eager to pour my energies into this space. I have lots of great ideas for the fall, and hope to introduce book reviews and guest bloggers in the coming weeks. Also, beginning today, I will provide a weekly roundup of my favourite blog posts or news articles from the week, for your reading enjoyment.

As a securities regulator, our main focus at Before You Invest is safe investing and fraud prevention. I am happy to blog about any personal finance topic that I can link to this theme, but there are still many financial issues not directly related to investing that our readers have expressed interest in. I hope that by providing these weekly reviews, we can introduce you to the wealth of great personal finance info on the web.

So without further ado – my first week in review post.

Canadian Dream: Free at 45 writes about Parents and Retirement Planning: You may be planning adequately for your own retirement, but have you considered whether – for health or other reasons – you may also have to look after one or more sets of parents.

The Canadian Finance Blog addresses the important issue of Setting up In-Trust Accounts for the Grandchildren: What does it mean, and when is it a good idea – or not?

Financial Highway addresses the oft-discussed issue of Making More Money – sometimes the only option when your budget isn’t working but there is just nowhere left to cut.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade, always blunt, honest, and to the point, writes about Position, Prospects and Price – a guide to analyzing a potential investment.

Also, there is an amusing post at Where Does All My Money Go, entitled Die Pennies, Die. My husband would be inclined to agree.

Happy reading, and enjoy your weekend.

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1 Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog 09.14.10 at 8:42 am

Thanks for the mention!

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