In the good ol’ hockey game, it’s the best game you can name, yes, Stompin’ Tom was right, Olympic hockey brings out the best (and worst) in hockey fans. Canada plays the US this afternoon in the mens semi-final, which means nothing is going to get done in Canada this afternoon. It is the last week day of the Olympics, so most offices will be back to normal next week. We saw the Canadian women pull it out of the fire on Thursday with a thrilling victory, let us see whether the Men can play as well.
Rumor has it that the Russian Men’s Hockey team is missing and presumed visiting Siberia for a short “vacation”.
I managed to get my T-4 early this year, so I may end up submitting my taxes even earlier this year (since I think I won’t be owing them any money). Remember you can still get your taxes in early if you owe money, you don’t have to pay until the deadline (and you can do that on line at your banks web site). Haven’t seen a lot of RRSP ads lately, but maybe that is slowly ramping up this year.
My Weekly Recap
My Writings for Week Ending February 21st
Hockey, Hockey, Hockey!!
It might be nice if we were able to write off our bank fees against our measly Interest income (they should at least cancel out).
It’s nice that a bunch of the trading firms are lowering their fees, but is this a good thing in the long run?
What can Roger Sterling have to say about money? Nothing directly, but if you interpret his Zen-like one-liners, you might be surprised.
What do the Russians losing in the Quarter-finals in the Olympics have to do with Money? Read on and find out (I even get a Nortel mention in there).
Swiss Army Knife Section
The Swiss women won Bronze in Ice Hockey at the Olympics, and they make great knives too:
- PsyPost brings us an interesting point of view First large-scale study links stock market volatility to mental disorders they needed a study to figure out if the stock market falls people get depressed? Watch for my new study linking the morning with the sun rising.
- Mark from My Own Advisor is a kindred spirit as he explains Why I still drive my 14-year-old car my car is only 10 years old.
- Mark from Blunt Bean Counter continues on with How Much Money do I Need to Retire? Heck if I Know or Anyone Else Does! (Part 5), OK, we get it no one knows how much to retire!
- Scientific American brings us an interesting point of view with New Rules Allow Booze, Fruit and Water to Be Labeled “Gluten-Free” keep that in mind.
- Robb from Boomer & Echo tells us there are 6 Fees Worth Paying, I still don’t like paying for these services, but I guess I agree.
- Time proudly tells us 1 in 4 Americans Apparently Unaware the Earth Orbits the Sun, who says American schools are going down hill?
- MIT Technology Review brings us the 50 Smartest Companies, an interesting periodic tables of companies (no I don’t work for any of them).
- Second Career Search points out that You Have to Be A Multi-Millionaire When You Retire, so I guess he and the Blunt Bean Counter disagree.
- Michael James goes after that retirement number with Telling Us What We Want to Hear about Our Retirement Magic Numbers people love hearing what they want.
- Squawkfox has a security alert with Well.ca credit card security breach affects thousands of customers oh and they waited a while to tell folks too! I love it when there is a catastrophe but you don’t hear about it for a month.
- Canadians have accumulated Mutual fund assets topping $1 trillion according to benefits Canada, which means with an average MER of 2.0% the industry rakes in $20B a year! Yea!!! Yes, I am being very sarcastic.
- Preet writes in the Globe on How to get good value from your financial adviser, which is another important thing to get from them (not just good advice).
Old Preet is still Good Preet
An oldie but Goody from Preet’s archives
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