Weekend Reading – U.S. Thanksgiving, cash giveaways, podcasts and more

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers and to everyone, enjoy this Weekend Reading edition.

I want to thank Kyle Prevost from My University Money and Young and Thrifty fame for allowing me to make a mess of their podcast  interviewing me for an upcoming podcast.  I look forward to hearing the final product, thanks Kyle!

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I enjoyed Mark’s year-end tax tweets.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade made time for CityTV, sharing some tips how to spend and save wisely.

Michael James on Money discussed the rule of 72 for painful mutual fund fees.

Sandi Martin wrote about violating the foundational tenets of personal finance for fun and profit.  I liked her conclusion:

“There’s only you, your behaviour, and the systems you set up to optimize your strengths and bypass your weaknesses.”

Mr. CBB said there is power in plastic points.

Big Cajun Man discussed debt repayments, if he was the government that is.

Rob Carrick said 20-somethings better get used to the idea of a lower standard of living (than your parents).

Kerry Taylor wrote about 5 days of holiday bull$hit.  I’m looking forward to see what she does for the 12 days of Christmas…

I enjoyed reading this article about asset location from Preet Banerjee, with some help from Justin Bender.

Anna from BargainMoose let me know about this cool Black Friday dashboard.

Boomer & Echo had a good post, use Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) or Home Buyers Plan (HBP) for a down payment on your first home?  We went with the TFSA.

Million Dollar Journey provided a review of discount broker QTrade.

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