Random Thoughts: Mr. President Elect

in Property Taxes, Random Thoughts, Stats Canada, Stock Market

The three year marathon that was the U.S. Federal election ’08 has finally completed and we can get back to normal, but unfortunately as we can see from a cursory read of some of the Financial Blogs around, what is Normal any more? Oh and when does the sprint to 2012 start? Luckily we have a Quebec election to fill our time up with for now.

This Week’s Personal Finance Highlights

  • Michael James showed his artistic side giving us a graphical rendition of Market Timing in Pictures that i is missing the Big Cajun Graph where the Sell is on the bottom and the buy is on the top (look at the pictures and you’ll understand that one).
  • For my fellow bloggers who might use WordPress, TechCrunch posts this important warning about Fake WordPress Site Releasing Backdoor Code.
  • Stats Canada mentions that there still are about the same number of Rural Folk in Canada (6 million) however due to the growth of Urban areas, the Rural folk are now a much lower percentage of the population.
  • For we religious folk that might want to make a wager, a bookie in the U.K. has put odds at 4-1 that God Exists, I think I’d put a few quid on that.
  • Finally the Canadian Capitalist and a few other bloggers have been looking at Manulife Income Plus: The High Cost of Peace of Mind. The N.C.F.B.A. met last night and there was the usual friendly banter but the discussion around this topic made me very concerned about what new tricks the financial services industry will pull out of their bag in the future? Read these posts carefully (Michael James has some data on it as well).


  • Ben November 9, 2008, 8:30 AM

    Thanks for the mention!

  • bigcajunman November 7, 2008, 5:09 PM

    Indeed frugality is important and Personal Finance bloggers should show a good example. I was impressed that my two pepsis were only charged as one!

    Have a great weekend all

  • larry macdonald November 7, 2008, 10:24 AM

    Saw your comments on CC’s website re meeting last night. Personal-finance bloggers have to set an example of frugality for their loyal readership. Skip the $5 latte every day and buy stocks low and sell them high. Or else they have to invite more guest speakers from the finance indusrty who will take care of our food bill.

  • Michael James November 7, 2008, 8:42 AM

    Thanks for the link. I wish you could buy exactly at a market top and sell exactly at a market bottom. I’d even give you 1% of my money to trade. Then I’d use my other 99% to trade the opposite way 🙂

  • That One Caveman November 7, 2008, 8:14 AM

    Thanks for the thoughts and the mention!


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