1. Apple’s new iPad is generating quite a buzz, but not necessarily of the type Apple hoped. ABC News does its best to see the humour as delicately as possible. The connection to money is weak, but I couldn’t pass this one up.
2. Canadian Financial DIY digs into bank practices and Canadian Payments Association rules to discover that post-dating a cheque doesn’t guarantee that it won’t be cashed right away.
3. Murray Dobbin thinks that Canada’s housing bubble will burst. Some of the remarks seem politically motivated, but he offers ample statistical support for his arguments.
4. Rob Carrick makes the case for locking in a 10-year mortgage.
5. Big Cajun Man finds that promised delivery dates for clothes dryers at Home Depot aren’t as firm as he had hoped.
6. Canadian Capitalist doesn’t see much added value in some of the new ETFs from iShares.
7. Thicken My Wallet offers some advice on questions you should ask when being interviewed for a job.
8. Larry MacDonald makes use of the insurance component of his segregated mutual fund.
9. Preet explores the question of whether Warren Buffett is skilled or just lucky.
10. Ed Rempel debunks some myths about stock market risk at Million Dollar Journey.
11. Have you ever wondered how mortgage brokers get paid? Canadian Mortgage Trends gives some insight with recent changes to mortgage broker compensation.
12. Ellen Roseman finds that not all customers who complain deserve her help.