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Spring has Sprung, Ten Years, The Madness and #BestOfThisWeek

Spring has sprung, but the grass has most assuredly not risen (at least not here in Ottawa). Snow is everywhere, and most folks still have their snow tires on, so Spring may be officially here, but I can assure you, it is not spring here yet.

Saw this in My Backyard, I think I agree
Saw this in My Backyard, I think I agree

I celebrated 10 years of writing here this week, with some flashbacks to my first days. Look on my Twitter feed and maybe on this site for more of my more popular articles.

Basketball March Madness continues down south, and in Canada the Carleton Ravens Men’s Basketball Team continues their dominance in hoops. Given how severe a thumping that Carleton handed to the U of O’s team (cross-town rivals), my guess is Coach Smart may have actually smiled for more than 10 seconds after the game. Didn’t notice if there was the Buffett Bracket this year, where if you can have a “perfect bracket” (i.e. predict the winners in every single game) you win $1B (US).

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My Writings for Week Ending March 20th

Given this is my 10th year writing here, that also means it will be my son’s 10th birthday as well, man I am old:

This Week’s Finest Financial

With these low oil prices what happens with your investments? Mark from Blunt Bean Counter isn’t going to tell you if prices are going up or down, but he will tell you what to do if they do with Tax Planning for Low Oil Prices. I’m an Index Investor but Larry MacDonald asks Is index investing good for the economy.

How could anyone have misconceptions about time? You’d be surprised the Falsehoods Programmers Believe about time, remember the Y2K scare?

Barry from Money We Have brings us Sticking to Your Financial Goals, and that is important in your financial journey. Marie (Boomer of Boomer and Echo) goes on a BCM-like jag with Potpourri: My Thoughts on TFSA Limits, Household Debt and Income Tax. Potpourri was always my favorite Jeopardy category.  Friend of the site Chantal Marr wrote a Guest Post on site favorite Million Dollar Journey about How to Score Well On Your Insurance Medical Test . Chantal also wrote on her own site about Whether Your Broker is Telling you Everything, much like my post quoting John Lydon, You Ever Feel Like You’ve Been Cheated ?

Do you have an annuity you are relying on? Michael James wants to help you figure out What Interest Rate is Your Annuity Paying ? Remember it’s not as easy as you might think. Mark from My Own Advisor brings us a gut wrenching set of questions and answers about his investing concepts with Questions Investors Simply Don’t Ask Themselves, man I am not ever going to be THAT honest here. The Canadian Couch Potato continues his discussions of Preferred Shares with Does Your Portfolio need Preferred Shares ? Time to learn about this investment option, me thinks.

Tangerine Preet

No that is not some new hipster martini-like drink with a twist of tangerine and 2 parts of Financial Wisdom, it is a video from Preet about how to get your financial house in order (so that your could order a Tangerine Preet in a bar later in life):

Facebook Fun

I am happy whenever I can use Lew Zealand and his boomerang fish in a post.

My Twitter feed is where I re-tweet many great articles by some of my featured writers (and make the occasional odd or off colour commentary on life (in 140 characters or less)).

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