In case you missed it, this week I wrote everything you need to know about the RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan) and installing a central vacuum system.
At Boomer & Echo, Sean Cooper writes about how he will be mortgage free by 31. A great financial feat that requires tons of financial discipline and sacrifice.
Here’s a list of things you should avoid when back to school shopping. Barry writes that people should cars, expensive headphones and pricey laptops. I definitely agree.
Rogers & Shaw recently announced they’re teaming up to unveil a new video streaming service to compete head to head with Netflix – the Shomi. Here’s what you need to know about the Shomi.
Related: My Summer Cable Cut-Off
American Express has announced they’re coming out with a new cash back credit card – and it looks great. It’s called the SimplyCash Card and it offers 5% cash back on gas/grocery/restaurant purchases for the first 6 months (up to $250), with 1.25% cash back after that. There is NO annual fee and no fee for additional cards. The Preferred version of this card offers 5% cash back (for the first 6 months), with 1.5% after that – and a $79 annual fee.
At Canajun Finances, Big Cajun Man ponders whether his portfolio is too conservative. What do you think?
My Own Advisor blogs about opening your online broker account – including the types of accounts, choosing a broker, DRIPs and whether you even need to use a broker.
Canadian Budget Binder explains how renting the right way protected a career woman. With many people looking for rentals for the school year, it seems like rental scams pop up often around this time of the year.
Chantal from LSM Insurance recently introduced a new child care calculator. It’s a great starting point for anyone looking for an estimate on how much kids cost.
Dividend Mantra wrote an interesting piece on resentment – something we all deal with at one point or another.
Finally, here is an interesting debate on whether a Nissan Leaf (electric car) can save more money than a regular car.