This week in investing and personal finance

by Natalie MacLellan on February 18, 2011

in In the News, Week in review

We’ll start this wee’s roundup with the RRSP stories. The March 1 deadline is getting closer, and everyone is writing about RRSPs. I tried to pick good articles on new themes.

The Alberta Securities Commission’s You ASC’d blog offers five top tips to avoid false RRSP promises.

Mike Holman at MoneySmarts blog wrote a great description of the RRSP Home Buyers Plan.

Jim Yih at the RetireHappy blog created a very thorough and helpful Online RRSP Guide. Check it out if you still have RRSP questions.

And the Globe and Mail’s Larry MacDonald writes about the 13 most common RRSP blunders.

Also a hot topic this week was financial literacy, following the release of the report from the National Task Force.

Jonathan Chevreau at the Wealthy Boomer asks: Does the financial services industry profit from financial illiterates?

The Riscario Insider poses similar questions and more in The ABCs of 123: The key to financial literacy/numeracy.

Also of interest this week:

I was sad when I heard David Chilton would not be publishing an updated version of pne of my favourite finance books, The Wealthy Barber. Ao I was thrilled to read in the Canadian Business Online Blog that the Wealthy Barber is back – “significantly older and marginally wiser.”

2 Cents at helps you to discover what is your investment personality.

Another great post from the MoneySmarts blog on how to do a background check on your adviser.

And finally, while my posts at Before You Invest are about investment or fraud related topics, I recently entered a personal finance blogging contest, where I told a personal story about gaining financial control to achieve my wildest dreams. Please check it out.

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1 Mike Holman 02.18.11 at 2:14 pm

Wow – thanks for mentioning two of my posts.

That background check post took a heck of a long time. It would be much easier to check an advisor background if we didn’t have 99 securities regulatory entities in our great country. :)

2 Jim Yih 02.18.11 at 3:12 pm

Hi Natalie!
Thanks again for including me in your list. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend

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