≡ Menu

Weekend Reading – Jan 11, 2008

  • Patrick at Cash Money Life hosted this weeks Festival of Frugality.  MDJ submitted the guest post on how to save money when buying a car.  In addition, the article was selected as an editors choice!
  • Tim from Canadian Dream posted a very informative article on what happens if you don't plan for retirement.  The article explains the government benefits like CPP, OAS, and GIS.  A must read for all Canadians thinking about their retirement future. 
  • Here's an interesting "All Canadian Wealth Test".  The article basically indicates the average income,net worth and debt in Canada.  Great timing on the release of the article as I've had numerous requests from readers on how to know if they are on track in terms of income and net worth.  My finances are pretty transparent, so you know where I am, but where do you stand?
  • Raising a disabled child can not only be stressful emotionally, but financially as well.  To help relieve some of this financial burden, there are some Canadian programs that you can take advantage of.  Canadian Capitalist writes about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and  WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo writes about The Henson Trust.
  • Frugal people, like me, love to shop at Walmart.  You get great prices for everyday brand name products.  Even though Walmart is great for the consumer, it can be not so great for their suppliers.  This story on "The Walmart You Don't Know" is an eye opening expose on what Walmart suppliers face to keep their business with Walmart.
If you would like to read more articles like this, you can sign up for my free weekly money tips newsletter below (we will never spam you).

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.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Avatar Canadian Capitalist January 11, 2008, 10:32 am

    Thanks for the mention. Have a nice weekend!

  • Avatar WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com January 11, 2008, 11:44 am

    Thanks for the link! BTW – “package received” from Derek. Thanks for your help with that.

  • Avatar Patrick January 11, 2008, 1:27 pm

    Great article for the FoF! Thanks for mentioning it. :)

  • Avatar Kyle April 7, 2009, 9:26 pm

    Hey FT,
    Through talking with people the last few weeks, I’ve come across 2 things I wanted to bring up to you that maybe you could discuss with other readers. The first is the RDSP, which, I just saw above so its been discussed. The second thing is the harmonization of PST/GST in Ontario that is currently underway. I am not sure what province you are from, but, I have recently learned Ontario is in the process, and residents from Ontario are looking at a 1000.00$ refund, given in 1 year through 3 different cheques I am guessing that is divided equally. Just maybe something to touch on with your many readers. Thanks a bunch

Leave a Comment