March 5, 2010, 8:32 am

QuickTax Winners and Financial Ramblings

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Financial Rambling
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I thought of finishing the week with a good news; the QuickTax Software Winners! About a week ago, I have reviewed the Canadian tax filling software and also announced the QuickTax giveaway. So here are the winners:

–  Craig

– Norman

I’ll be contacting you by email and ship you over your free copy! For those who didn’t win, make sure to have a optimal way to fill your tax this year. If you don’t, QuickTax offer great software starting at $29.99.

Some good read for the weekend:

I have just finished my RRSP season. The official season ended on this Monday on March 1st but the rest of the week was also hard since we had to take care of all the postponed meetings and tasks we couldn’t do during the last week. In a way, I really like this season of the year as I can have a good idea of what my bonus will be at this point. After 4 months done in my financial year, I have done about 100% of my numbers. Now it’s time to take some rest and get after the 200% mark!

Speaking of taking time off, I’ll take the weekend off so here are some great reads for this weekend:

Get China ETF stock picks @ Intelligent Speculator

How to start an online business @ Four Pillars

Note on 2010 Federal Budget @ Canadian Capitalist

Financial lessons learned from hiking @ Canadian Finance Blog

Co-signing for your child, a good idea? @ Million Dollar Journey

3 new dividend stocks in The Dividend Guy’s portfolio

How to make a budget @ Squawk Fox

Follow your passions to make money @ Studenomics

Technical analysis trading @ ABC’s of investing

Best MBA for your bucks @ Ending the rat race

Life and finance lessons from the Olympics @ Thicken my Wallet

Top 10 common tax filling mistakes @ Financial Highway

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You must be relieved to be done with tax season. Thanks for mention.

Thanks for the mention!

Thanks for the mention! Have a good weekend!

Thanks for the link TFB, much appreciated:)

Hey TFB,

With the RRSP season just ending, what did you think of the volume as compared to last year?

At the institution I work at, the volume was probably 3 times the volume of 2009 however, a number of people were choosing to park their cash in low yielding GIC’s or money market funds ….why do you think that is?

by: The Financial Blogger | March 8th, 2010 (6:36 am)


It was my 2nd season in the same office and it went pretty well. I don’t know yet about the volume of our branch so I don’t know if it has increased or not.

However, while I noticed that several investors prefer to “park their money into ING accounts” and want to wait for better interest rate, I was able to explain to most of my clients that they are losing money if they do that.

It is sad, but people chasing rates will lose money over the next 3 years. I have a client who preferred to wait for better interest rate while he could get 4.00% for 5 years (with a bond ladder system) back in 2008… he is still waiting…

Thanks for the mention Mike! Cheers.