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Book Winners, Index Funds, Social Media and More

Before we start the link fest, I’d like to announce the book winners of “The IDIOT Millionaire“. Out of the numerous entries, two lucky winners were drawn at random. Congratulations Lyne and Jane Smith!

Why I don’t buy index funds @ Canadian Money Forum

Social Media: The Next Bubble? @ Boomer and Echo

The War on Debt: The Battle Begins at Home @ Frugal Dad

Egypt: Financial Lessons and Tipping Points @ Balance Junkie

how to take time off from work @ Brip Blap

Why Should You Make a Personal Budget? @ Walletpop

Identify A Flat Base Chart Pattern For Stock Trades @ The Digerati Life

How to Stop Smoking Cigarettes @ Sustainablepf

Should You Repair or Replace Your Old Car? @ Generation X Finance

Clean Your Budget to Find Hidden Cash @ Canadian Finance Blog

Are You a Victim of Lifestyle Inflation? @ My Dollar Plan

Take-up of Government Benefits @ Canadian Capitalist

The Five Best Countries To Retire To @ Sun’s Financial Diary

Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit – New For 2010 Tax Year @ Money Smarts Blog

Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home @ Lazy Man and Money

Do ETFs face a liquidity risk? @ Thicken My Wallet

Why The 4-Hour Workweek is Shady @ The Financial Blogger

Organizing Your Finances – Farnoosh Torabi Interview @ Money Smart Life

Understanding Market Predictions @ Michael James on Money

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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 Michael James February 11, 2011, 11:25 am

    I have this image of the “Idiot Millionaire” being about professional athletes. Thanks for the mention.

  • Avatar Echo February 11, 2011, 11:43 am

    Interesting debate on index funds in the Cdn Money Forum. Nortel definitely comes to mind as a good reason to avoid them.

    Thanks for the mention FT!

  • Avatar Balance Junkie February 11, 2011, 12:53 pm

    I thought the index fund debate was interesting too. It’s not too often that we hear about the downside of index funds. I guess there’s no silver bullet for investing.

    Thanks for including my article today & have a great weekend!

  • Avatar Canadian Capitalist February 11, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT. Ah, yes, that never ending war between passive and active types…

  • Avatar Thicken My Wallet February 11, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Have a good weekend.

  • Avatar Sustainable PF February 11, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT. When it comes to investing it is impossible to say anyone is right or wrong ….

  • Avatar Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog February 11, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the link FT!

  • Avatar Amit February 11, 2011, 7:29 pm

    Reading the debate on the forum was very interesting. I have been struggling with myself regarding XIU’s fate in my portfolio for months now. Almost ready to sell it and buy 6-10 stocks (such as TD, BNS, CNR, FTS) instead of XIU, but am unable to make up my mind whether that will be a good idea or not. I also have CDZ, XCV, XDV, XMA, and XMD in my portfolio and no individual stock as of now. Total equity is just $25K. And, with such a small portfolio, and only trading 3-4 times a year, the ETFs still seem a better option to me but moving to individual stocks is very tempting.

  • Avatar cannon_fodder February 15, 2011, 11:10 am

    “The 5 best countries to retire to” (sic) and “Buying a vacation/retirement home” only whetted my appetite. More please!

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