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New Favorite Credit Cards, Making a Fortune, Mothers Day Gift Ideas and More!

Recently, I edited my top cash back credit cards in canada article to include a new contender, the Capital One Aspire Cash World card.  It used to have an annual fee, but now it has been eliminated.

What are the benefits? 1.5% cash back, no tiers and world benefits (trip cancellation/interruption, price protection, extended warranty, car rental insurance, baggage delay/theft insurance and more).  But what about the Smart Cash Card?  It’s still my favorite, but the ultimate combination is to use the Smart Cash for gas and groceries (3% return) and the Aspire Cash World cash for everything else.  More details in my best credit cards in Canada post.

Back to regular programming, the weekend links!

how’d you make your fortune? @ Canadian Money Forum

10 Unique and Frugal Mother’s Day Gift Ideas @ Financial Highway

RBC Direct Investing Simplifies Administration Fees @ Canadian Capitalist

The Shocking Truth About Tenants Who Become Landlords @ Landlord Rescue

Financial Stages of Life @ Retire Happy

Are You Planning for Your Retirement Lifestyle? @ Canadian Finance Blog

Market Secure GICs Not as Good as They Look @ Michael James on Money

How To Win A House Bidding War @ Money Smarts Blog

The Gundlach Effect @ Balance Junkie

Risk Taking: Intelligent vs Non-Intelligent @ Young and Thrifty

Our Fast Track To Financial Freedom @ Boomer and Echo

Why we want a $10,000 emergency fund @ My Own Advisor

Public Service Compensation – Really So Bad? @ Sustainable Personal Finance

Money is more about your mind than your math @ Where Does All My Money Go

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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 Ray @ Financial Highway May 4, 2012, 9:34 am

    Thanks for the mention FT. Have a great weekend!

  • Avatar Echo May 4, 2012, 10:28 am

    Thanks for the mention, FT!

  • Avatar Michael James May 4, 2012, 11:41 am

    I liked the story of the tenant who became a landlord. At least he seemed to agonize a little instead of just leaping to the profitable but illegal choice.

  • Avatar J.B @ MUM and Y+T May 4, 2012, 12:26 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT!

  • Avatar My Own Advisor May 4, 2012, 10:58 pm

    Thanks for the mention FT!

    What’s the goal of your emergency fund by the way? I recall you’ve written about this and your approach before?

    Cheers,
    Mark

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