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Favorite Posts of 2012

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Usually, on Fridays I post a litany of my favourite posts from some of my favourite writers for the week, so given this is the end of 2012, I figured I’d piece together a list of my favourite posts of 2012 .

The year itself has not been a great or bad one in terms of money. We continue to live with very low-interest rates, a stock market in the doldrums, with a few stars and a few dogs but nothing exciting.

In the world of Personal Finance writing there have been some very interesting pieces written, and today I will touch on a few of them that I have enjoyed over the year.

In General

In general, there are some sites that you really should be reading if you are serious about expanding your personal finance expertise:

  • Preet at WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo puts out a Podcast that you really should be subscribed to and listen to (you should have his site in your RSS feed reader as well). I view Preet as a friend who is genuinely trying to help folks out, so why not avail yourself of this help? Oh and you should add his Twitter Feed too.
  • Michael James has changed his internet address but should be on your list of daily reads as well.
  • Larry MacDonald’s internet connections seem to be a little in flux, but have a look around for him another writer (a real writer in his case) worth reading.
  • Mark at My Own Advisor should also be on your list of reads as well.
  • Gail Vaz-Oxlade is also someone who you must have on your reading list as well.

Favourite posts of 2012

I did have some specific articles I liked this year:

That’s it for this year, these were my favourite posts of 2012, there were many other interesting posts out there, but these are just the ones that tickled my fancy. Remember to get a good RSS reader and add these Authors to your reading list!



  • Million Dollar Journey December 31, 2012, 9:06 PM

    Honoured to be on your list, thanks!

    Happy New Year!

  • The Blunt Bean Counter December 31, 2012, 8:08 AM

    BCM, thx for noting my blog post and your support over the year. It is nice to get blog love despite the fact I am a leaf fan and have a bucket list. All the best to u and your family in 2013.

    • bigcajunman December 31, 2012, 4:50 PM

      Given that 2/3 of Ottawa are Leaf Fans, I have learned to live with your kind (also living in Waterloo for 6 years didn’t hurt my skin thickening on that issue). As for your list of stuff to do, if you don’t have a bucket on it, it ain’t no bucket list 😉

  • Money Matters December 30, 2012, 4:43 PM

    Hey, thanks for collating your posts from this year! I started checking out your blog earlier this year and I really appreciate your tongue and cheek writing style.

    Question for you though, where does a new reader begin? I haven’t been reading from the beginning but I would like to slowly read though and follow your personal finance approach as it developed.

    Happy New Year!

    • bigcajunman December 31, 2012, 4:50 PM

      There is no begin, simply use the search to find topics, or look at the categories, I wouldn’t go chronologically, you’d be wasting your time.

  • My Own Advisor December 29, 2012, 9:57 AM

    Thanks for the kind words above.

    I look forward to what you have in store for 2013.

    Happy New Year BCM!


  • Sandy December 28, 2012, 1:28 PM

    I made the list? Me and the money conscious hookers?! How nice of you. Have a wonderful new year.

  • Michael James December 28, 2012, 11:02 AM

    Thanks for the inclusion. Have a great 2013!


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