This week in investing and personal finance

by Natalie MacLellan on February 11, 2011

in Week in review

It’s been a busy week, and there is lots of great reading out there. The deadline for 2010 RRSP contributions is fast approaching (March 1) and it seems that everyone is talking RRSPs, TFSAs or retirement planning.

Young & Thrifty has posted another good comparison of the two plans: RRSP versus TFSA: Head to Head Comparison.

The Your Money blog presents 6 things to know about Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs).

The Canadian Capitalist looks at  what percentage of Canadians actually take advantage of Government benefit programs that they are eligible for.

Jonathan Chevreau writes in the Financial Post about how retiring early might actually save you money – intriguing!

Jim Yih at Retire Happy presents 5 timeless tips for investing in your RRSP.

Canadian Dream: Free at 45 writes a very interesting article about the stages of personal finance, and how they may lead to conflict and disagreement.

There are also two very interesting pieces on “bandwagon” or trend investing:

Boomer and Echo asks whether social media investing is the next bubble, and John Reese summarizes the sorry history of bandwagon investing in the Globe and Mail.

Happy reading, enjoy your weekend.

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