This week in investing and personal finance

by Natalie MacLellan on October 15, 2010

in Week in review

It’s been a slow week at Before You Invest. I am fighting a flu bug and have not been in the office as much as usual. Thankfully I had pre-researched much of what I wanted to write this week. See, it really does pay to plan ahead. This also mean Is did less reading, so today’s list of links is shorter than usual.

Before getting onto the links, I want to send congratulations to Laura Misztela (@lauramadethis on Twitter), who is our first winner in the “Invest in Education” contest. Laura takes home two great personal finance books: The Smart Cookies Guide to Couples’ Money and Rob Carrick”s How to Pay Less and Keep More for Yoursel She is still playing, in hopes of taking home the grand prize of a Kindle eReader.

Now, on with the review.

Invest It Wisely presents 7 Wealth Building Strategies inspired by the 1926 book The Richest Man in Babylon.

Canadian Capitalist discusses this year’s offering of Canada Savings Bonds, in 2010 Canada Savings Bonds on Sale Now.

Patricia at Let’s Talk About Investing discusses the growing problem of student debt in Student Loans: An even bigger problem.

The Canadian Finance Blog lists the Top 15 Credit Card Blunders.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade teaches the ABC of Savings.

And finally, Miranda at Financial Highway asks Is Your Identity at Risk from Friends and Family?

We’re also pleased to have been included in this week’s Canadian Personal Finance and Investing Carnival, hosted by Investing Thesis; more great reading for you there.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beth VG 10.20.10 at 12:00 pm

Thanks so much for focusing on Canadian books and websites – making it easier for me to dig through all the resources that are out there.

2 Marg 10.27.10 at 4:02 pm

Lots of interesting reading – particularly the one on identity theft – shows you can’t be too careful!

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