I hope everyone had fun on Halloween. (I’ll probably be living with a sugar hangover for the next couple of days.) There were too many great articles this month for me to include even a fraction of them here, so I tried to choose a selection that included some new sites that you might not be familiar with yet, as well as some continuing favourites.
As always, if you want to know more about what I’m reading, you can follow me on Twitter @BalanceJunkie. Enjoy this month’s collection!
1. Jackie from Money Crush had some sage Advice from Yoda as part of her 31 Days to a Better Bank Balance project. I wasn’t into Star Wars at all until my 3 boys came along, but now I’m very fluent in all things related to the saga. Yoda is without a doubt my favourite character!
2. Big Cajun Man broached the topic of Financial Discretion on the Canadian Personal Finance Blog. In the age of social media, how much should you reveal about your finances?
3. Jim Yih offered 10 Things You Need to Know about RRIFs at Wealth Web Gurus. Many Canadians (including me) don’t know a whole lot about how RRIFs work. This is a great resource for all of us!
5. Larry MacDonald told the story of A Lady with No Fixed Address on his Canadian Business blog. This woman got out of the rat race and is living life on her own terms. Check out her story to see how she did it!
6. Mich at Beating the Index asks What Will It Take to Fire Up Natural Gas Prices? Here’s hoping for a cold winter for all the nat gas investors out there!
7. Investing Thesis summarized an interesting report on Dealing with the $1.41 Trillion Burden Of Household Debt On Canadians. That’s a pretty deep hole. Yikes.
8. According to The Dividend Guy, Canadian Banks are Expected to Raise Their Dividends.
9. Let the Flood Waters Stop! That was Boomer’s plaintive cry over at Boomer and Echo. She tells the story of how their basement flooded last year and offers some valuable tips on home insurance.
10. In case you hadn’t noticed yet, there’s a new finance blog out there called MomVesting. Have a look and enjoy this great post on Compound Interest. You just can’t beat the basics!
That’s all for this month’s edition. I hope you learned as much from these folks as I did!
Feel free to comment on any articles that caught your eye.