This week in investing and personal finance

by Natalie MacLellan on November 12, 2010

in Week in review

It was a short week for many in Nova Scotia, with Remembrance Day falling yesterday. Of course, not everyone had the day off, and short week or not, there is still some great writing out there.

The Canadian Capitalist published Random Thoughts: For Veterans Week, a mix of finance and Remembrance Day themed posts.

In Your Spouse Just Died. Do You Have a Plan? Miranda at Financial Highway wrote about a topic most of us would prefer to never think of. As the wife of an active military officer, I’ve had this talk. Wasn’t fun, but I feel better knowing it’s done.

2 Cents from Balance Junkie wrote a great article about economics and growth in What Happens When the Glass Is Too Big?

Canadian Finance Blog has done the unthinkable and started blogging about Christmas already! Of course, always the planner, I have started my holiday shopping already, and since I agree you should start thinking about it too, how about start by reading Theme Your Christmas?

Speaking of “seasons,” Get Smarter About Money has skipped the holiday season altogether and is encouraging us to start thinking about RRSP contruibutions for 2010. Don’t wait till March 1st, read RRSPs? Ready or Not, Here We Go! today.

The Globe and Mail’s Rob Carrick published this year’s rankings of the best online brokerages — and the worst.

And one last link, in honour of all who served or are serving in the armed forces, and are as in need of financial education as the rest of us. For the past three years I have been a member of a committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association, creating financial resources for military members and their families. A Salute to Smart Investing is a fantastic resource created for American military by one of our committee members in association with Lighthouse Press. We had hoped to create a Canadian version, and might still, but in the meantime, please check out this one. Ignore the references to 401Ks and Thrift Savings Plans and etc. The basic info is fantastic, and if you have a question about the specifics, just ask.

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