Blue Jays Leader Adieu
This week the Blue Jays end another frustrating season and they bid farewell to Cito Gaston as their Manager. I was a big baseball fan, but when the Montreal Expos left, my heart for the game left with it, but I do sometimes watch a Blue Jays game (and daydream of what might have been if Montreal had won the 1994 World Series). Ken Burns’ Tenth Inning is also on PBS this week, so it did really make me melancholy for my younger days walking to Jarry Park and watching Bob Bailey, Rusty Staub and the rest of my heroes play ball. Baseball is a boys game, played by men, but it’s also a business now (a very SLOW played business).
This week I wrote about Johnny Cash and his One Piece at a Time concept of Personal Finance, Not Making the Same Mistake Twice, asked What is in a Word, and pointed out that The Answer is Always No Unless You Ask. I also added a video about Social Networking that while a little off topic, was interesting.
In the blogosphere there was no limit to the interesting posts (not many about baseball sadly):
- Financial Highway discusses the CRA Voluntary Disclosure Program and how it might be a good idea to take advantage of it, if you need to.
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade trips over the RESP Surprises and learns it’s not as easy as you think.
- Larry MacDonald puts on a fatherly tone with his post about Getting Serious About Early Retirement, pointing out that wishing it would happen isn’t going to make it so.
- Did I say RESP? Money.Smarts is publishing The RESP Book: The Complete Guide, which would have been helpful to me about 10 years ago, unfortunately.
- Ironic event for the week, the Inventor of Segway dieing in a Segway accident.
- Balance Junkie asks the age old question: Hot Water Heater: Rent or Own? I rent, but should own.
- The Canadian Couch Potato looks Under the Hood: TD Balanced Index Funds, hopefully not too much oil spilled on the floor.
- Michael James agrees with Warren Buffet who says U.S. is Still in a Recession, thanks for the happy news!
- If you want to take an Actuaries take on new technology Riscario writes about The Right Way to View Netflix in Canada.
- The Canadian Capitalist does a Book Review: Pensionize Your Nest Egg, which he thinks is a good read.
- Million Dollar Journey talks about Ways to Track Your Spending, which invokes Heisenberg’s principle, but also follows the old addage, if you don’t write it down, how do you know if it happened?
- My Own Advisor wants to move and justifies it with House Considerations Part 2, don’t have to sell me on it.
- Preet seems to be taking a week off this week, but he and I got into a Tweet Argument about how he doesn’t know who Jane Siberry is (claiming you were 3 in 1982 is not an argument).
- Tom at the Canadian Finance Blog laments, I should Have Bought An Index Fund. You can still do it!
- Nancy Zimmerman writes about The #1 Virtue That Will Help You Manage Money, and surprisingly it is not Temperance!
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