We have a busy financial ramblings today as we will be A GIVING CHAPTERS GIFT CERTIFICATE OF $100 (Sponsored by INSURE CAN ) and we have several good reads this week.
But first things first:
I have truly been surprised and amazed that we have had such big returns, especially in the last two quarters. I should definitely take a deeper look at their investing strategy!
Now what’s up with the contest?
So you want a $100 gift certificate to Chapters? Here are the rules:
1 entry per comments to the following question:
What is your best investment strategy for 2009?
You can be creative, post a long answer, whatever you want. The winner of this gift certificate will be known next Friday (Jan 23rd).
You can get enough of $100?
You can win another $50 gift certificate over at Four Pillar!! (he is giving 2 of them!)
He is asking if you have changed your investment strategy for 2009 
Even better, Canadian Capitalist is offering 2 $50 gift certificate if you give him investing ideas for 2009. 
Here’s what caught my attention this week:
Intelligent Speculator is talking about the flip side of leveraged ETF’s . A dangerous investing tool that can improve your yield or destroy your portfolio 😉
If you want to know what a stock split  is, ABC’s of investing is proving a great definition.
The Credit Toolbox is giving you reasons to take a variable rate mortgage.  I’m a big fan of variable rate mortgage since it’s the cheapest way to pay down your debt!
You are thinking about doing some tactical asset allocation ? Read this post from Canadian Capitalist first!
Four Pillars is asking if you should invest your house cash down in the market.  I actually did it and it was a really bad decision! I had to borrow money from my parent to compensate for my stupidity! (but I was still young and dumb… now I’m just… hum… I’ll let you guess 😉 ).
Million Dollar Journey shows us how he reduced his tax burden in 2008.  He is not only a nice guy and clever PF blogger, he is also generous!!
Money Ning is asking if you prefer to cut your pay cheque… or being completely cut from the payroll.  I would probably accept a pay cut until I get another job elsewhere!