I’ve been watching a lot of Tedx Talks recently on topics ranging from big picture issues like gun control and environmental concerns to more general ideas about business, technology, sports and entertainment.

I was excited to see that Preet Banerjee, who writes for the Globe and Mail and hosts Million Dollar Neighborhood on the Oprah Winfrey Network, was invited to give a Tedx Talk on personal finance and debt.

Preet’s talk is called, How 2.5 billion heartbeats might change the way you think about money.  Check it out:

I liked how Preet explained the impact of inflation with the example of asking your parents how much they spent on their first house and then how much they spent on their last car.  Chances are, the two numbers are very close.

Reminder: Limited Time Offers

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that one of the top investing newsletters, Canadian Wealth Advisor, was offering Boomer & Echo subscribers a one-year subscription for $39.  This offer is still available until February 28th, so check it out if you haven’t already taken advantage of the deal.

The Rate Supermarket promotion where you’ll get a free $100 gift card when you sign up for the Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite, the Scotia Value Visa, or the Scotiabank Gold American Express, is still going on until the end of the month.  Sign up here.

Great Canadian Rebates is offering a $100 cash rebate when you sign up for the MBNA Smart Cash MasterCard or the MBNA Platinum Plus card.

The Smart Cash card gives you 5% back on groceries and gas for the first 6 months.  The Platinum Plus card has a 0% interest on balance transfers for the first 10 months.

Weekend Reading:

Here are some more great personal finance articles for you to enjoy this weekend:

  1. Money Mamba shares Warren Buffett’s secret from the Heinz deal
  2. Dan Hallett weighs in on the active versus passive investing debate
  3. Kevin Press says your province’s budget is about to get interesting
  4. Million Dollar Journey does a case study on your optimal RRSP/TFSA contributions
  5. Canadian Couch Potato muses the markets being scary whether they’re up or down 
  6. Retire Happy Blog explains why you should celebrate your financial accomplishments
  7. My Own Advisor looks at when to transition to owning ETFs and stocks
  8. Big Cajun Man got a call from TD about his RDSP posts
  9. She Thinks I’m Cheap says your time, skills and health are 3 areas that need investment
  10. Timeless Finance looks at putting a price on love
  11. Young And Thrifty lists some expenses to consider when selling your home
  12. Money Smarts Blog asks should I have an open house when selling my house?
  13. Financial Crooks looks at choosing a long term RRSP investment account
  14. Squawk Fox says to watch out for silly credit card fees
  15. Rewards Cards Canada compares the top cash back credit cards

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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