Friday, January 21, 2011

Short Takes: U.S.-Dollar RRSP Compromise and more

Canadian Capitalist reports on Scotia iTrade’s attempt to go only part way toward U.S. dollar RRSPs. This strikes me as an attempt to continue collecting juicy currency-conversion fees from ignorant customers and not lose more savvy customers. I look forward to the day when all brokerage accounts can hold any major currency and customers have inexpensive access to currency trades.

Rob Carrick found one mortgage broker who applauds the government’s tighter rules on mortgages despite the fact that it will cost him business.

Million Dollar Journey looks at the ins and outs of opening a bank account for a toddler.

Big Cajun Man used to see work as a way of taking a break from his young family but with the passage of time he now sees the value of a day off.

Money Smarts reviews’s free online budgeting site.

Preet Banerjee says that hiring a private guide is the cheapest way to see the sites while traveling.


  1. Thanks for the mention, HEY WAIT A MINUTE!! A break from my family?!? You trying to get me kilt?

    Have a great weekend, beware the dreaded Ottawa Stomach Flu!!! (aka Parliment Pukes)

  2. "work as a way of taking a break from his young family"

    -- describes me to a T!

    Thanks for the mention!

  3. "work as a way of taking a break from his young family"

    I love going to work. Especially on Mondays :)

    Thanks for mentioning the review.