- It is hard to sympathize with the plight of lumbering mutual fund companies.
- The Toronto Star’s James Daw is cautious about the launch of the first peer-to-peer lending website – IOU Central.
- You may have heard about the decoupling theory that the US doesn’t matter much anymore because China or (insert your favourite emerging market here) are going to keep chugging along nicely. Steady Hand’s Tom Bradley thinks the decoupling theory is bunk.
- Jonathan Chevreau writes that the Canada Revenue Agency is cracking down on gifting tax shelters, which allow taxpayers to claim a deduction greater than they actually made.
- It’s not just us – Americans don’t much like frequent flyer miles either.
- If you have a tax question, the Financial Post is offering a chance to ask its resident expert, Jamie Golombek.
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade, the no non-sense host of the TV show Til Debt Do Us Part, has her own blog. If you are in debt, you’ll also find resources to create a budget and to take control of your finances without appearing in front of a national audience.
- Speaking of Gail, Canadian Money Advisor is organizing a one-hour Q&A teleseminar session.
- Mackenzie Financial finds that Canadians under 50 years have “overspending tendencies” and has created a website to test our spending habits. If you are looking for help with your investing, the money manager’s website has tips to choosing your advisor, including a list of questions you may want to ask.
Blog Roundup will return next week. Though it’s Family Day on Monday in Ontario, I’ll be posting. Have a nice weekend everyone!