For me 2007 has been a great year, but not necessarily in the financial areas I wished for, but that is not all life is about. With an end of year recap in mind, I give you the:
Best of Canadian Financial Rants 2007
- I started off the year finding out that my Pension was about to be capped by my employer, so I asked the Question: How Much is Your Pension Worth? .
- In February I outlined the Tim Horton’s Savings Plan where if you drink a lot of Timmy’s coffee you might want to go and have a look.
- In March my son’s train set inspired me to write Zen, Thomas the Tank Engine and the Art of Financial Planning, and I’d like to point out his train set has grown since then too.
- In April my continued hatred of the Pay Day Loan industry erupted in the post Pay Day Loans No, No, No! and I continue to get inquiries about advertising on my site from these kinds of places.
- In May I ran through my yearly scenario of how much my wife is worth in terms of the government with My Wife is Worth How Much?
- June I did a case study on getting refunds on being overcharged with Refunds on Overcharging .
- My yearly bank visit in July to get Free Banking was highlighted in Bank Fees and how you shouldn’t be paying for your banking.
- If you want healthy kids, is it an expensive thing? In August I tackled this topic with The High Price of Healthy Kids .
- How do you retire with kids at home? was a question I asked in September that I am still trying to figure out myself.
- My daughter started looking at Universities in October, which caused me to write, University Costs Holy Crap!
- The quarterly status report concept I talked about in November and I truly believe in it, so try out the Quarterly Personal Financial Report.
- Given the amount of snow in Ottawa this December Snowbound Personal Finances was an obvious topic to write about.
This isn’t really a “Best of” kind of list, just a cross section of my writings for the year.
Some other interesting points about this year:
- I wrote approximately 371 postings, which is more than one a day (holy cow).
- Forty (40) was my monthly maximum written in May.
Hope you enjoyed it, I am hoping for some changes in the New Year, but ’til then:
Happy and Prosperous New Year to You All!