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Announcing Canadian Money Forum (and Giveaway)


It’s long overdue, but after much consideration MDJ has teamed up with Canadian Capitalist to create a money forum where readers can easily discuss and share their ideas – Canadian Money Forum!

Canadian Money Forum

How did this idea come about?  From the readers of course!  Over the past couple years, numerous readers have been asking for a money forum to add to the blog discussions.  It’s a great idea, but I never got around to it due to the time constraints of setting up and running another site.  However, to help in this area, MDJ has teamed up with Canadian Capitalist and his readers to kick start and run the project.

The Canadian Money Forum will be a resource where people interested in personal finance can stop by and ask questions.  Curious minds will get their questions answered, and personal finance enthusiasts get to show their stuff and promote their site in the process (if they have one).

As we are fairly new to the forum scene, we have decided on a few popular topics.  Thus far, we have the following sub forums:

If you are interested in joining, I would recommend that you sign up as soon as possible to secure your unique user name.  As well, if you would like to help out the admin team in moderating the forum, let me know!

The Giveaway

As another incentive to join the discussions, we are offering 8 x $25 gift cards (Amazon or Chapters) to random new registrants.  Simply register here before Friday, April 10, 2009 at 8 PM EST.

Hope to see you around the Canadian Money Forum!

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FT About the author: FT is the founder and editor of Million Dollar Journey (est. 2006). Through various financial strategies outlined on this site, he grew his net worth from $200,000 in 2006 to $1,000,000 by 2014. You can read more about him here.

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  • Avatar Four Pillars April 3, 2009, 9:05 am

    Hey great idea! I’ve always thought this site is probably the best candidate for hosting forums – teaming up with CC who also has a great community should work out pretty well.

    • FT FrugalTrader April 3, 2009, 9:10 am

      Hey FP,

      Thanks for the kind feedback! I think a forum is a great traffic sharing opportunity for PF bloggers as well as a great resource for readers. All around win-win situation.

  • Avatar Blain Reinkensmeyer April 3, 2009, 11:33 am

    Awesome idea FT, forum looks great!

  • Avatar Blain Reinkensmeyer April 3, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Hey FT, registered but still haven’t received my email confirmation to confirm membership?

  • Avatar Canadian Finance April 3, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Good idea! Looking forward to exchanging ideas and tips with everyone!

  • FT FrugalTrader April 3, 2009, 12:19 pm

    Oops, I had user moderation on! I just confirmed the first batch and everyone should be accepted going forward without moderation.

  • Avatar DAvid April 3, 2009, 12:26 pm

    I take it this means you are postponing the plans for the TV series ?

    Looking forward to participating in the forum.


  • FT FrugalTrader April 3, 2009, 12:27 pm

    DAvid, TV is next! Don’t worry, you are still top candidate to host!

  • Avatar Sampson April 3, 2009, 1:00 pm

    Great Stuff FT !! I’m looking forward to some interesting topics over there.

    I just signed up and email went through – but got caught by the spam filter in hotmail – just FYI for people expecting it in their inbox.

  • Avatar Ray April 3, 2009, 2:16 pm

    Great Job! I had been looking for this type of forum for long time, the only one I could find was RedFlags, but now we got this.

    Just one thing you might want to set it up so that everyone verifies their email before account is activated, to reduce spam. I used to run some forums and spam was big until changed settings.

  • Avatar Dividend Growth Investor April 3, 2009, 2:18 pm

    That sounds like a great idea, which would complement both sites tremendously.

  • Avatar Ms Save Money April 3, 2009, 2:58 pm

    Cool, more interesting ideas! – I wish we had an American Money Forum.

  • Avatar Ray April 3, 2009, 6:11 pm

    I am still unable to post any messages

  • Avatar Kinny April 3, 2009, 6:18 pm

    w00t! Great idea! Thank you to all! =)

  • FT FrugalTrader April 3, 2009, 11:43 pm

    Ray is the forum working for you now? I have approved all of the users. Double check your spam folder for the verification email.

  • Avatar Ray April 4, 2009, 2:58 am

    still not working maybe delete me and let me add account again

  • Avatar The Financial Blogger April 4, 2009, 8:55 am

    Just registered,

    it looks very nice! congrats!

  • Avatar Acorn April 4, 2009, 9:28 am

    Congrats, but what will happen with MDJ? I hope you will support this site as well…

  • FT FrugalTrader April 4, 2009, 9:31 am


    No worries, CanadianMoneyForum is meant to compliment MDJ, not replace it! It’s our way of adding more value to MDJ/CC readers and the pf community in general.

  • Avatar Canadian Money Review April 4, 2009, 1:15 pm

    hi FT! Is it possible that user moderation is still on? I don’t have the right to post any replies …


  • Avatar canabiz April 4, 2009, 2:23 pm

    Just signed up FT…just wondering how is this forum different from the Personal Finance site on RFD or the Financial WebRing forum with Bylo SelHi and the crew ?

    I was just wondering if this one will serve a particular purpose or geared towards a certain audience or if it will just be another kid on the block…

  • FT FrugalTrader April 4, 2009, 2:45 pm

    canabiz, there’s no doubt that the forum will be similar to the others. However, I think that the value of any forum is in the people contributing. With CMF, we’ll have most of the Canadian PF bloggers posting/answering questions, along with the strong and knowledgeable communities on MDJ and CC.

    In addition, it will provide a easier means of discussing blog topics.

  • Avatar crime1 April 4, 2009, 4:10 pm

    Have to agree with Ms Save Money – wish we had an American Version but looking foward to sharing ideas with friends up north

  • Avatar Ray April 5, 2009, 3:03 am

    crime1 & Ms Save Money- J.D @ Get Rich Slowly has a forum http://www.getrichslowly.org/forum

  • Avatar so April 8, 2009, 10:23 pm

    i’ve registered, see you all in the forum

  • Avatar Dave April 8, 2009, 11:02 pm

    I have registered for the forum & confirmed my e-mail, but I am unable to post.


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  • Avatar Ememyhada August 13, 2009, 6:05 pm

    This look interesting,so far.
    I was just wondering if anyone had any investment tips for this bad market?
    If there are any real people here looking to network, leave me a post.