The Before You Invest reading list

by Natalie MacLellan on April 29, 2011

in Week in review

A change in my schedule had led to me often being out of the office on Fridays. Which means my weekly roundup of article links not necessarily being posted weekly. Rather than being consistently inconsistent, I have decided to replace the “This week in investing and personal finance” posts with the “Before You Invest reading list.”

The new reading list will be posted approximately every two weeks, but is more flexible, and can be posted whenever I feel I have accumulated a number of interesting articles that I would like to pass on. And it allows me to include books, whole websites, and more. I think I am going to like it.

On today’s reading list:

Let’s Talk About Investing posted a five part Madoff on Madoff series, summarizing his recent interview with the financial times. A fascinating look into the mind of a con artist.

The You ASC’d blog offers tips and advice to anyone interested in investing their tax refund.

Get Smarter About Money describes how you can negotiate your way into savings, by knowing when and how to ask for a better deal.

Young and Thrifty writes about Canada’s first annual National Advance Care Planning Day, and the importance of planning for aging, illness, advanced care, and even death. Not fun to think about, but not prudent to ignore either.

Sheryl Smolkin at Moneyville writes about the “grandparent’s scam” and how her 83 year old mother almost became a victim.

Mike Holman at Money Smarts Blog writes about how to save on tax when making RESP withdrawals.

Boomer and Echo offer tips on assessing your estate plan, before and after writing your will.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade shares six money mistakes mouples make.

And finally, I can’t let the day go by without mentioning THE wedding, and so whether you ignored it or enjoyed it (or like me, put on your best hat and pearls and ate scones with jam and clotted cream and watched it with friends) – I invite you to think about how much the Royal Wedding cost. Shocking, really.

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1 Echo 04.30.11 at 9:11 am

Thanks for the mention Natalie, have a great weekend!

2 Mike Holman 04.30.11 at 7:20 pm

Thanks for the mention.

I’m afraid I had to pass on getting up at 4 am to watch a wedding of some people I don’t know. :)

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