Friday, February 11, 2011

Short Takes: Financial Literacy, Cutting Cable, and more

Rob Carrick has some cutting criticisms of the federal task force on financial literacy. He gives credit where credit is due, but also gets the heart of the serious shortcomings. I agree strongly with his final four points.

Squawkfox is in fine form with her amusing and informative account of how to break up with your cable company.

Canadian Capitalist reports on what’s new with TurboTax (formerly called QuickTax).

Million Dollar Journey reviews Groupon.

Big Cajun Man has some fun with his top 10 list of bad financial top 10 lists.

Thicken My Wallet examines the identity theft protection industry as a source of pain for consumers.

Canadian Mortgage Trends says that when you’re offered free legal fees on mortgage refinancing, those fees aren’t so free.

Preet Banerjee wades into the debate on whether you should lease or buy a car. I think it’s best to pay cash for cars. If you don’t have the cash then get a cheaper car.

Money Smarts reports on changes to the Children’s activity tax credit for Ontarians.


  1. Thanks for the mention, have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks for the mention. Stay warm this weekend.

  3. I agree with Rob Carrick that better disclosure will help. But I'm guessing there won't be any mass breakout of financial sanity any time soon.

  4. Oops, I think your Squawkfox link is wrong...

  5. @Anonymous: Fixed. Thanks for pointing that out.