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The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance World

25 March 2011

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

SustainPF 300x88 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance World

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!

Passive 300x58 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance WorldI 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.

Budgeting is fun  300x46 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance WorldNo 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.

Frugal 300x56 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance WorldI 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.

Canadian Finance 300x53 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance World

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.

rATEhUB 300x35 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance World

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).

Five Bucks 300x60 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance WorldI 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.

Money Ville 300x95 The Best of the Best: The Personal Finance World

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.

About the Author

Bank Guru

My real name is Banking “Guru” Smith, yes my parents were bankers and believed that I one day would become a famous banker just like them. I enjoy a double-double coffee, super long lines at the grocery store and annoying CSR’s (Customer Service Representatives or more commonly known as ‘Tellers’). You will usually find me working behind the scenes, I let Sensei generate all the attention. I also forgot to mention that I invested in Madoff, think I will ever get my money back?
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Comments (6 )



Wow thanks so much for the prominent mention! I’m honoured you like our article and our site so much to speak strongly about it and that you even showed the article to others your respect.
Thank you!

Thanks for the mention and great way to put together a roundup!

And yes, we’re friends ;)

krystalatwork Wrote:

LOL I tweet “like an addicted maniac”? That’s awesome. Thanks for the shout out! :)

Thanks for the kind comments and the link!

Thank you for the inclusion! It looks good.

Whatsizface Wrote:

“Give Me Bacon My Five Bucks.”? Now that’s my kind of financial advice website!

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