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Weekend Reading – Feb 8, 2008

Great Canadian Rebates $25 GC Giveaway 

Last week I had a post recommending the site Great Canadian Rebates who gives you cash back  (and coupons) when shopping at popular online stores like Chapters (4%), Canadian Tire (3.33%) and Westjet (1.33%). 

Within the post, I mentioned that Great Canadian Rebates would give away a $25 Chapters/Amazon GC to the first 100 who joined under MDJ.  It's only been 2 weeks and we have already drawn the winner.  Congrats Nicolas, enjoy the GC!

Because of the success thus far, Great Canadian Rebates has graciously offered to give away another $25 Chapters/Amazon GC to the next 100 members who join under MDJ.  If you haven't already, check out my review of Great Canadian Rebates and save a few dollars on your online shopping.

RRSP's Book Giveaway

Just a quick notice that entry for the RRSP's book giveaway ends at 5pm EST today!  So if you want a chance at winning 1 of 4 copies available, you can read the contest post here: Book Giveaway: RRSP's.

Weekend reading 

Another week of great money related articles from around the web.

Brip Blap hosts the third carnival of financial goals and included MDJ's article on my Financial Goals for 2008.

Canadian Capitalist breaks the news to the blog world that there is a new bond ladder ETF in town!  This may not be very exciting to some, but to me, it's provides an easy and cheap way to setup a bond ladder without buying the bonds individually. 

Canadian Dream gives us a complete tutorial on cloth diapers.  This is something we are seriously considering with the little one coming, but I have a feeling that disposables will prevail as they are more convenient.

Quest for Four Pillars has an eye opening post on energy reseller scams.  Lesson learned: don't sign anything until going over the paperwork carefully.  Good job FP.

The Financial Blogger writes about some RRSP strategies.  What I learned from the article was that you can get deferred payment RRSP loans.  This means that you can get an RRSP loan earlier in the year and pay it back when you get your tax return.  I will post my thoughts on RRSP loans next week.

Get Rich Slowly explains what it's like in a relationship where one is a spender and the other a saver. 

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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 February 8, 2008, 8:31 am

    Thanks a lot for the link.

    Door-to-door people are something you and your wife will have to be careful of after your baby shows up. Brilliant as you may be now – with enough sleep deprivation you might be more vulnerable – I know I was!!

    Have a good weekend.

    Mike

  • Avatar Canadian Capitalist February 8, 2008, 9:33 am

    Thanks for the link. I simply relayed the news :)

    Claymore’s offerings are too exotic for my taste but the latest seem interesting.

  • Avatar George February 8, 2008, 9:51 am

    FT: Disposable diapers aren’t really that much more convenient than GOOD cloth diapers. We’re on to our second child now, and we’re really thankful that we started with cloth diapers for our first. The only extra task involved with the cloth diapers is dumping the diaper pail into the washing machine every couple of days. The trade-off is that we don’t have a stinky garbage (or diaper genie) that we have to empty every few days.

    The diapers we got were purchased from an Ontario company called Mother-Ease (www.mother-ease.com). They have built-in snaps to hold them shut instead of safety pins. Because of this, they’re pretty much as easy to use as disposables.

  • Avatar nj auto insurance February 8, 2008, 12:36 pm

    I see we share a common interest! Excellent job on the website!

  • Avatar lena the thinker February 9, 2008, 11:48 am

    Thanks for the info. Its great!

  • Avatar Nicolas February 11, 2008, 11:32 am

    Hurrah! My name on a post without me writing something.

    Thanks for the contest. I can tell you the gift certificate will finance the purchase of Benjamin Graham’s Security Analysis.

    Keep up the good work and keep putting up contests.

    Nicolas

  • Avatar Four Pillars February 11, 2008, 6:48 pm

    Nicolas – I have a copy of Security Analysis which I’d be willing to sell pretty cheap. I was going to try it on Ebay but the mailing costs are a problem. Are you anywhere near Toronto?

    Mike

  • Avatar Nicolas February 11, 2008, 8:00 pm

    Mike, let me get back to you on your blog.

    Nicolas

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