Welcome to the weekend edition, a small collection of links to interesting personal finance related articles and economic news from around the web.
As of today, I’m happy to announce that I’m officially on vacation until January 3. The same shopping scenario repeats itself every year: while my wife had the time to finish her shopping for all of the family, I have to start running around to do my part of spending money. It’s the easiest thing to buy myself a gift but a little bit harder to find the perfect one for my wife. She’s so much better than me at this game and outstanding when it comes to respecting our gift budget. What makes it harder for me is that jewelry and perfume are not an option so I’m going to have to get creative as the “easy exits” are blocked!
With work out of the way, I will be able to scratch a lot of tasks off the to-do list. Even better, the kids will still be at daycare most of next week while we (I + wife) are on vacation which will make a great opportunity to catch up on quality time such as trying out some new restaurants. Finally, I will have the time to finish working on several posts I’ve had in the pipe for a while.
I hope your vacation is also around the corner, even better if it’s already here. Make the most of it and enjoy your time with loved ones as this has the highest rate of return for any investment!
Fed Surpasses China in Treasury Binge
2011 ‘Double Dip’ Would Damage US Banks
The West ascendant: Canada’s new political power
IRS audits jump by 11 percent; wealthiest targeted
China May Raise Interest Rates 6 Times Through 2011
On to our weekly blog roundup:
Invest it Wisely Book Review: Ramit Sethi’s Book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich
101 Centavos: Mainstream Financial Media vs. PF Bloggers: 401K loans
Money Smarts: Switching to e-bills and e-statements
Buy Like buffet: Why Index Investing Will Not Work For The Next Decade
Dividend Monk: Consumers and Investors Have Influence
The Righteous Investor: Monopoly Money vs. Virtual Money
Intelligent Speculator: The best investment of my life
Canadian Capitalist: Selecting Winning Managers Through Graphology
Financial Samurai: Clubber’s Guide to Saving Money and Having a Good Time
Wealth Artisan: 5 Money Saving Tips For Christmas
Enjoy your Weekend!