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Broker Survey and Weekend Reading – May 22, 2009





Discount Brokerage Survey

A reader, who is currently trying to complete his Ph. D, requires some data on website characteristics and  their effect on customer loyalty to an online broker.  He created a survey geared towards those who trade online with a discount brokerage which should take 5-10 minutes to complete.  If you have the time, you can help someone in obtaining their Ph.D!  He has also thrown in an incentive -  all completed surveys will be randomly drawn for a $500 prize.  Note that MDJ is not affiliated with this survey.

Click here for the survey

Weekend Reading

Canadian Money Forum has a great discussion about rip offs in todays society.

Five Cent Nickel asks what is your money mindset?

Canadian Capitalist indicates that there are changes to the emerging markets index.

Frugal Dad has some frugal lawn care tips.

Financial Highway has some tips for finding a good advisor.

Generation X Finance guides those in debt and explains where to go to get out of debt.

Colourful Money writes about the pros and cons of debt consolidation.

My Dollar Plan discusses if it’s worth it to hire a landscape architect.

Four Pillars requests help in buying an investment property.

Money Smart Life explains why stock prices go up and down.

Canadian Dream asks should everyone be an entrepreneur?

Brip Blap writes about the challenges of being an entrepreneur.

Financial Blogger discusses managing a one income household.

The Sun’s Financial Diary writes about why you need to become a real estate investor.

Thicken My Wallet writes about investing in a low interest rate environment.

Lazy Man and Money discusses how your friends influence your spending habits.

Where Does All My Money Go suggests shorting leveraged ETFs for greater gains!

The Digerati Life concludes that entrepreneurs think differently.

Michael James has a great article explaining that leveraged ETFs are leaky.





15 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Thanks a lot for the link!

  2. Merci. Have a great weekend!

  3. I would like to learn the results of the survey when available.

  4. FT- are you Frugal Dad?

  5. Thanks for the mention! Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Tucker, no, i’m not FrugalDad. Although, it wouldn’t be so bad if I was, have you seen his subscriber base? :)

  7. 8. Ray

    Thanks for the link!

  8. I did see his subscriber base, and my first thought was that you were on fire with the blog business.

    Keep the case study work comming, i think it’s a great way to get readers involved.

  9. Tucker, yes, it would be very challenging to maintain two blogs that post often along with a full time job. Heck, it’s challenging with one blog! :)

  10. Thanks for the link – enjoy your trip!

  11. Thank you for the weekend reading!

  12. Thank you for the link. Cheers.

  13. 14. Elissar

    Many Thanks Frugal Trader to mention the survey!

  14. 15. Trevor

    Thank you very much for the link. I was fortunate to be one of the two winners in the draw yesterday.

    Now to find a stock that will double that $500. :)

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