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Best of the Week – Oct 26, 2007

Lots of good articles from around the web this week.

A quick note, Questrade no longer requires personal information in order to be referred.  They have a brand new system setup that makes it super easy for new accounts to get their free $50 trading credit.  You can read more about it here.

Also, one week remaining for the top commentator contest!  For those of you out of the loop, i'm giving away a free book to the October top commentator.

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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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  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 10:13 am

    Thanks for the link! It was actually Mr. Cheap who wrote the review however I’m the who took the initiative to lend the book to him :)


  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 10:22 am

    That cheap doesn’t buy anything for himself. :)

  • Telly October 26, 2007, 10:29 am

    Yeah, if we want to see reviews from Cheap, we’re going to need to send HIM books rather than expect any giveaways! ;)

  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 10:47 am

    Hopefully Cheap comes by to defend himself.

  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 11:13 am

    Well, I won the book from Canadian Dream so it’s not like I forked over any money for it. :)


  • The Financial Blogger October 26, 2007, 11:20 am

    Thx for the mention FT,
    Mike, maybe if you pay Mr. Cheap, he will come and defend himself ;-) If not, I think he will lean towards the “lazyness” of the investor ;-)

  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 1:08 pm

    I should clarify that Mr. Cheap is not a cheapskate – I’ve hung out with him on occasion and if you didn’t read the blog, you would never think he’s Mr. Cheap.

    The fact is that he doesn’t have a car and has very cheap accomodation (was $500/month). I’ll bet if you could subtract your car expenses and only pay $500 for accomodation then most of us would have pretty low expenses too. I don’t want to think about what percentage of my budget goes to accomodation.


  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 1:12 pm

    Mr. Cheap is probably like some of us frugal people, frugal with themselves, but generous to others. At least thats the way that I like to live.

    On another note, looks like the top commentator is neck and neck. FB with 27 comments and FP with 24. Only a few days left fellas!

  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 2:18 pm

    I hate to ruin the suspense but I’m actually not interested in that book – it’s the one about starting your own business I believe?


  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 2:19 pm

    But it’s free! Perhaps if you win, you can give it away to one of your readers.

  • Canadian Dream October 26, 2007, 2:46 pm


    Thanks for the link.


    It’s good the hear that book is getting some milage out of it. *grin*


  • Canadian Dream October 26, 2007, 2:49 pm


    By the way I thought of problem with your contest. If I keep writing a line or two on each post I could jump to the top of the list in a hell of a hurry. Did you put anything in the rules about the comment actually being substantial?


  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 3:16 pm

    CD, yea, there are definitely loopholes to the contest. I’d rather ppl leave one liner comments than none at all. :)

  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 3:17 pm

    CD – my wife read it too (I’m the only one who hasn’t read it yet).

    FT – good point, but I can’t be bothered. It would be a waste of postage to send it to me and then I send it to someone else…unless Mr. Cheap wants it?


  • Telly October 26, 2007, 3:17 pm


    Mr. Cheap made up his own name – that’s his problem! ;)

    Seriously, I’m quite sure most of us love Cheap’s tendencies and wish we could be more like him in many ways. Sheesh…I was about ready to set him up with my sister! ;)

  • FourPillars October 26, 2007, 3:45 pm

    Telly – good point!

    I hope I didn’t ruin it for him with your sister…


  • Blain Reinkensmeyer October 26, 2007, 5:01 pm

    FT! 999 Subscribers man, only 1 more for the 1,000 mark!! Either tomorrow or by Monday the celebration will be begin :P

    Have a great weekend.

  • telly October 26, 2007, 6:33 pm

    You know what? I’ve never subscribed. I’m going to be #1,000. :)

  • FrugalTrader October 26, 2007, 6:47 pm

    Yep, 999 is like the big tease. :)

    Thanks for subscribing Telly.

  • Cannon_fodder October 27, 2007, 2:42 pm

    How do I subscribe with Viigo on my blackberry? I tried to enter in a URL for the channel but it did not work. Viigo can’t automatically find this blog.

  • FrugalTrader October 27, 2007, 2:59 pm

    Cannon, have you subscribed to other blogs with Viigo?

  • Cannon_fodder October 27, 2007, 4:42 pm

    I’ve never tried to add a channel with Viigo – all of the other channels are picks from a populated selection.

    I have a few options to add a channel:

    Add from Web Page
    Add OPML
    Add RSS Channel

    I’ve tried to enter in URL for the Web Page and the RSS Channel. Perhaps the URL’s I used were incorrect.

    Would you please post the correct URL’s and I’ll see if that is where the error is?

  • FrugalTrader October 27, 2007, 6:01 pm
  • Peter Hantzakos October 27, 2007, 6:01 pm

    Are you trying to subscribe to Million Dollar Journey’s RSS Feed?

    If so, the URL to add to Viigo (“Add RSS channel”) would be:


    or, alternately:


    To subscribe to comments for Million Dollar Journey:


    I just tested them, and they all seem to work ok in Viigo.

    Thanks for using Viigo!


    Peter Hantzakos
    Product Manager, Viigo.

  • FrugalTrader October 27, 2007, 8:26 pm

    Peter, thanks for stopping by!

  • Canadian Capitalist October 29, 2007, 1:07 pm

    Thanks for the link. Good luck on the 1000 subscribers. Man, it took me forever to reach it! Congrats!

  • Peter Hantzakos October 29, 2007, 8:00 pm

    Hey FT,

    My pleasure! I’ve added “Million Dollar Journey” to the Viigo Channel Library, in the Blogs section.


  • Cannon_fodder October 29, 2007, 9:23 pm

    Thanks for taking care of this. For the first time ever, I forgot my BB at work :-(
    I will check it out tomorrow.

  • Mr. Cheap October 31, 2007, 1:46 pm

    I missed this whole discussion and everyone was talking about me :-)

    Mike, please win the book for me!

    And buy more beer. ;-)

  • FourPillars October 31, 2007, 2:23 pm

    I’ll see what I can do…


  • The Financial Blogger October 31, 2007, 7:43 pm

    Mr. Cheap, if I ever win over Mike, I’ll make photocopies of the book so you can read it ;-)

    or maybe you would prefer to have it scanned? :-D

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