Earlier this week we changed hosting providers and upgraded to a new server. I noticed the site was running really slow lately, and it seemed like we were outgrowing our shared hosting plan.
After receiving a nice mention in Rob Carrick’s personal finance reader on Tuesday, the additional traffic caused our site to crash. That was enough for me to make the switch over to a new host and upgrade our server. Hopefully the site is running a lot faster now and leads to an improved user experience.
On Moneyville this week I compared the 10-year performance of equity mutual funds vs. their index fund equivalents. I also wrote about low interest rates and whether it’s best to focus on paying off debt or investing in this environment.
Here are a few more interesting personal finance articles from this week:
- Money Smarts Blog wondered why more people aren’t claiming the Canada Learning Bond in their RESP
- Free From Broke asked do you or your spouse handle the finances solely?
- My University Money explained what boxing taught me about personal finance
- PT Money looked at Suze Orman’s new pre-paid debit card
- Canadian Couch Potato explained why BlackRock and Claymore make good partners
- Krystal Yee received another fraudulent charge on her cancelled Amex card
- Million Dollar Journey explained why I don’t use a dividend ETF for my leveraged portfolio
- The Blunt Bean Counter says that understanding your personality style is the key to success
- Financial Highway looked at the RRSP deadline and limits this year
- Don’t Quit Your Day Job had an interesting post on how to define savings
Have a great weekend everyone!