Olympic and RRSP Random Thoughts
Most Canadians are caught up in the excitement of the Vancouver Olympics. Hopefully they will not forget that it is almost the end of RRSP season. They had until midnight March 1st to make that contribution to count on your current Income Tax submission. Given the lack of activity in most banks, I think most Canadians are more worried about Canada beating Slovakia in Hockey, or whether our Curling teams can bring home Gold (but we can forgive folks, after all there is nothing more Canadian than Hockey and Curling).
After all the excitement of hosting yet another Carnival and having my first ever give-away, let’s see what other Personal Finance Bloggers might have had to say this week:
- Michael James keeps with the Olympics feelings, telling investors to “…not grip your stick too tight…” in Investing Lessons from Hockey, oh and I think he also says, Always keep your stick on the ice.
- For all those Hockey Moms and Dads, the Canadian Capitalist points out that Tim Hortons Brews and Expensive DRIP and SPP, strange that they wouldn’t know how to DRiP? They couldn’t be using Instant Coffee could they?
- Million Dollar Journey takes a more financial angle with 5 ways to Reduce Financial Clutter which has some good ideas for those Financial Hoarders out there.
- The Task Force on Financial Literacy published a report this week entitled Leveraging Excellence writes Larry MacDonald, but is the task force made up of the right folks? I don’t know, no one asked me for my input.
- Preet at WheredoesAllMyMoneygo.com’s career as a Financial Talking Head took a minor setback this week when his Lang and O’Leary exchange interview was cancelled. Hopefully you will see Preet’s smiling face on your TV somewhere else soon (he is well worth listening too).
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade asks, Who are you trying to Impress? and my answer is, no one really. I gave up trying to impress folks once my age passed my waste size.
Random Thoughts from 2010
- So many financial questions and more random thoughts, too, to start the year.
- The Rideau skateway opened in 2010, with more financial posts too.
- Got the end of 2009 Inflation perspectives with other stories.
- Chutzpah and financial discussions always go hand in hand.
- I’ve written about financial shock collars before with some Random thoughts.
- Valentine’s Day 2010 was an OK time but I still complained.
- Remember the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Those were heady days, moneywise as well.
- What does the Canadian National Anthem have to do with money? In 2010 it did.