Best of The Blogs – February 15th

best of the blogsTo get started, Jeremy over at Modest Money has kicked off a blog contest for the top Canadian finance blogs of 2013. As loyal readers of She Thinks I’m Cheap, I encourage you to please vote for me! These types of contests go a long way to raising the profile of new blogs such as this one. You get 5 votes so you can spread the love around to some of the other Canadian bloggers as well!

There have been lots of interesting posts from some of my favorite sites recently, here are a few.

Boomer & Echo asks, can you succeed with an all GIC portfolio?

This is a really interesting idea with solid data to back it up over the long term. While I wouldn’t  switch a lot of my investments into GICs in this low interest rate environment, the story could be very different 3-5 years from now.

The Dividend Ninja writes about the lure and dangers of high yield stocks.

High yield dividend stocks can seem attractive but as always, good things can and do come to an end. High yields aren’t sustainable forever and when the tide turns, it turns quickly.

Big Cajun Man shares some insights on the Canadian Labour Force Survey for January 2013.

Joe at Timeless Finance writes about his $100 Startup: Voice Talent

Using your voice to make money this way is, in my opinion, amazing. Has anyone seen the clip with 5 of the most famous voice actors in Hollywood? It’s strange to actually see the person whose voice you’ve heard for years in movie trailers.

For those up for some adventure, Canadian Budget Binder discusses dumpster diving for finding cool free stuff!

I’m more of a sun and surf kind of guy so I think I would go the metal detector on the beach route for finding buried treasure.

Eddie from Finance Fox explains why printer ink is so expensive. This is a something I’ve thought about for years but never knew the answer to!  I remember hearing that HP’s ink and printer business is a cash cow, I guess we now know why.

For a change of pace, here are the top 10 best paid jobs in the UK.

The article even gives percentile rankings and salary ranges for each job. Law, IT and general management are all represented along with one or two surprises.

That’s it for now, enjoy the links!

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5 Responses to "Best of The Blogs – February 15th"

  1. Robb says:

    Thanks for the mention, Andrew. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for the mention mate and I hope your fans enjoy the dumpster diving post! Cheers Mr.CBB

  3. Bet Crooks says:

    Have you considered coding the links in your weekly round up so they open in a new tab or new window? I don’t like to lose your post before I’ve checked out all the links so I have to right click on all your links. (Not a big deal, but I thought I’d ask.) Thanks for the interesting weekend reading list!

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