Friday, January 30, 2009

Short Takes: Federal Budget Edition

1. Many bloggers gave summaries of what they saw as the important parts of the budget:

2009 Budget and Investors (by Larry MacDonald)
Notes from Budget 2009 (by Canadian Capitalist)
A Budget for All (at Canadian Personal Finance)
So what do you think of the budget? (by Ellen Roseman)
Federal Budget 2009: Personal Opinion and Highlights (at Million Dollar Journey)

2. Larry MacDonald brings us stories from the budget lock-up. Journalists in the lock-up get to see the budget early, but cannot leave or communicate with the outside world until the budget is released to the public.

3. Ellen Roseman brings us the story of Toronto Dominion bank introducing a new $35 inactivity fee on unsecured lines of credit that are unused for a year. I guess you pay whether you borrow or not.

4. Preet is giving away 4 books this week. You have until 11:59 pm Friday to comment on one of the 4 posts below to enter the draws.

Findependence Day by Jonathan Chevreau
No Hype! The Straight Goods on Investing Your Money by Gail Bebee
New Rules of Retirement by Warren MacKenzie and Ken Hawkins
RRSPs by Preet Banerjee

5. How old are you in credit years? This is a little quiz (that doesn’t seem to lead to a sales pitch) that I found through a post at Clever Dude Finances & Life. After 8 quick questions, you’re told your “credit age.” It doesn’t mean much, but it is amusing. Apparently, my credit age is 45, but would have been 52 if I had any debts.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention Michael. Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. Thanks for the link Michael - have a great weekend.

    Oh, did you hear that TD is going back on the $35 charge?

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  3. Preet: Thanks for letting me know about TD's reversal. I guess that trial balloon had too much lead in it.

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