We are starting a new series called “Best of the Best”. In it we will publish a weekly (every friday) article on the best financial articles we thought were just awesome and should be mentioned. Some weeks might focus on the banks themselves, other weeks they might focus on credit cards and other weeks they might talk about investments. The objective and hope of this series is to promote and showcase some awesome content from the web that you might have missed or couldn’t find.
Articles You Might Have Missed
Sustainable Personal Finance has an awesome post about how to sell your home quickly. I hate fluff, many of you know this by now and I have called out several bloggers who fluff content. Sustainable Personal Finance does not fluff any of their content. This article is a great piece on real estate. Asked a few of our real estate buddies and they loved the article (I think they RT it). I am happy I am a blogger friend with SustainablePF. If you aren’t following, reading, liking, or RT any of his content… do so now!
I never heard of Passive Income Earner before and guess what? I wish I did! Passive Income Earner has some awesome content for Canadians. No joke, this site is full of high quality content that is useful for a majority of Canadians. He has investing strategies with Canadian Banks, which is an awesome post. What I like about this site so much is the fact that the formatting is done perfectly, doesn’t hurt your eyes and he provides graphs and images that compliment the article very well. I think I might be putting this site down on my short list of ultimate sites.
No way in hell Canada is budgeting fun! Well this blog Budgeting in the Fun Stuff promotes a fun personal finance budgeting blog. In his eyes he never wants to buy a house again. This article talks about the negative aspects of real estate (more about moving) but it provides a different aspect than I am typically use too. I am use to the glorifying view of real estate as a great investment and obviously shelter for my family. Never thought about the negative sides till I saw this article.
I am in no way close to being considered a Shopaholic. If anything I hate shopping, I hate walking into malls wasting hours. The worst is when I am ‘forced’ to join and carry all the bags. This article from the Frugal Confessions – Frugal Living. Provides some great examples of Physical Restraints to Help Shopaholics Stop Spending Money. I did not see leather straps or chains on the list. Am I even allowed to state that? If you don’t see me writing for a while… you now know why.
My friend Canadian Finance Blog… well I think we are friends. Wrote an awesome piece on what to do with your tax refund. Personally, I am stuck between investing it all in stocks, pay off all my credit cards or buy an awesome suit that shows off my figure (insert some laughs now). Pretty sure I don’t need to tell you how much I like Canadian Finance Blog, I’ve expressed my admiration about him like a giddy school girl. Head over to his site and follow him on twitter, Facebook and his newsletter. He writes some awesome posts that Canadians find very useful.
One of the hottest Canadian start-ups is ratehub.ca. They are a new start-up based in Toronto and I think they deserve a bit of link love/some added exposure. Plus, they write some great content. It also could be because I was ranked on their Top Tweets of the week! They did though write a great piece on Four Reasons why Canadians will avoid a Housing Bubble. I better interview them soon before anyone else does (now my feed from other bloggers is going to be bombarded by interviews with Alyssa Richard).
I have made it no secret I like Crystal from Give Me Bacon My Five Bucks. She tweets like an addicted maniac with such high quality conversations that she is so fun to talk to. All of her content is personal and high quality. She writes like she is talking to you and I can actually see her physically slapping a few cyber trolls (inside joke, nothing to do with Charlie Sheen). Well it turns out my friend is thinking of going to Thailand. How awesome is that! What is even more awesome? It looks a lot more affordable, I thought it would easily be a $20,000 trip. She was able to do it under $5k.
Some would say MoneyVille is my competition. Personally, I think MoneyVille is a great resource for Canadians that provide a bit wider article focus then what we write over here. That being said they have some awesome content. Ellen Roseman wrote a piece (which originally had a spelling typo… I don’t think she was happy about that) titled Could You Live with Just 100 Things? It really brings to live the simplistic form of human existence. Do we really need all the fancy toys and shiny new gizmos?
What do you think? Do you think these articles are truely the best? Do you think we missed any articles that we should have published? I am interested in your comments.