No this is not a Daniel Cook episode, but another Friday round-up from the world of Financial Blogging. In a week where we saw that Interest Rates did not budge, and some encouraging news about jobs last week, maybe it is time to stop being so pessimistic? Nah, that’s not my style.
Christmas is Coming
The goose is getting fat (but hopefully no one is making Foie Gras, or we’ll all be in trouble). With less than two weeks until that happy day, what have the Financial Bloggers got cooking?
- In an odd twist of cross referring to, the Canadian Capitalist is offering 4 free copies of Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s Til Debt Do Us Part 2010 Planner as a gift to his readers. Go over and leave a comment and you might get a Good Financial Planning Gift for Christmas!
- Michael James writes about another despicable Door-to-Door Scam perpetrated by alleged Hot Water Tank salesfolks. These vultures came to my door, and I simply sent them away (now I am glad they did).
- Preet at WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo announced his contest winner and pointed out a Good Deal for Christmas Trees at Ikea. Wonder if you need an Allen key to put them up?
- Larry MacDonald points out that even at Christmas financial scams are seen, with Yet Another financial fraud exposed. This kind of heinous fleecing of our elderly is sickening to read about.
- Canadian Financial DIY points out that even in this festive season Ordinary People are Still Getting Squashed by Crippled Mortgage Market in Canada and the UK. He has an excellent point of view for both markets.
Keep up that Christmas shopping, you are helping stimulate the economy, in your own way. Also remember to keep the receipts too (in case your mother really didn’t want a Deluxe Left-Handed Cheese Straightener or a Wii Fit).