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Weekend Reading

The Bitcoin bubble may or may not burst anytime soon but a Canadian Money Forum member sought insights by asking Who got in on Bitcoin early?

Many small business owners may reach a point when they start to wonder if they should incorporate their business. The Blunt Bean Counter helps out through his post: Should You Transfer Your Sole Proprietorship into a Corporation?.

TFSA contributions are made with after-tax money and for readers wondering how this tax bite fares against typical mutual fund fees that erode one’s savings, Michael James on Money looks at Which Takes a Bigger Bite from Your TFSA: Income Taxes or Mutual Fund Fees?.

Becoming a lawyer is probably viewed as a lucrative endeavor due to the profession’s high incomes and subsequent possibilities in life. Balance Junkie looks at Why It Stinks to Be a Lawyer.

Trusts are possibly deemed to be a product that serves the rich but Retire Happy Blog offers clarity by Making sense of Trusts.

There are at least a few lesser-known benefit programs and provisions in the Canadian system. Boomer and Echo finds and writes about one called CPP’s Child Rearing Dropout Provision.

It is easy to go overboard with buying items (as gifts or for personal use) during the holiday season but Sustainable Personal Finance arrives in time by showing How to Limit Materialism During the Holidays.

Inflation has been low in the recent past but the Canadian Personal Finance Blog discusses November 2013 CPI data at Christmas CPI Data Ho Ho Ho and offers a clearer picture.

In essence, any profitable trade (stock market or otherwise) is governed by the ‘buy low, sell high’ mantra. Young and Thrifty tells readers How to Make Sure You Buy Low, Sell High, and Ignore Everything Else.

Holidays are a time to rejoice with family but it may also be the time to remain mindful and face/handle annoying members of the extended family. Zen Habits shows us how to use Family Gatherings: The Ultimate Mindfulness Training Ground

Check out an interview I had with mint.com on how to build wealth.

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5 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. 1. Emilio

    Wanted to point out that the article “why it sinks to be a lawyer” talks about the usofa. None of the points mentioned in that article applies to practising law in Canada, 0, zilch, nada… Dont have the time to go over them but anybody familiar with the Canadian legal system and the Canadian legal education would understand.

    The only thing that stinks about being a lawyer in Canada is how difficult it is to get admitted to law school. If the US learned from this model they wouldn’t have any of these challenges for this profession either….

  2. The only thing I did early with Bitcoin was establish that I couldn’t break the cryptography they use. Thanks for the mention.

  3. Always thankful for the mention FT!

    Have a great weekend I look forward to you coming close to cracking the $1 M in net worth barrier later this year :)

    Mark

  4. 4. Richard

    @Emilio, I also noticed that it wasn’t written by a lawyer. And it asks you to guess the statistics that apparently prove the point (and never provides them). The conclusions sounds like it’s based on mega-firms so it’s probably not even accurate for all lawyers in the US. Very curious…

    I would imagine another downside of being a lawyer in the US is being associated with those guys who have a 7-story tall picture of their face with the words “yes you can sue them!” next to it :) For things a Canadian wouldn’t expect to see that ranks up there with ads for hip surgery and signs that say “please leave your firearms outside the bank”.

  5. Thanks for the mention, unfortunately the job numbers for December were not as good a story.

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