May 13: Best from the blogosphere
May 13, 2013
By Sheryl Smolkin
The May 4th article Not your grandfather’s financial website: The new, fresh face of money sites in the Financial Post by Melissa Leong highlights a new wave of bloggers and personal finance gurus who are shaking up how young people get information about money.
She says some of the sites get millions of hits on any given month, embracing readers’ voyeuristic penchant for personal stories and catering to their anxiety about money and hunger for information. We follow many of these bloggers already and we will follow more of them in future.
Consistent with this theme, today’s Best from the blogosphere draws your attention to some blogs that may be of interest to both parents and their offspring.
On Youth and Work lawyer Andrew Langille focuses on workplace law issues relating to young people, including his major area of interest which is illegal, unpaid internships. While he primarily focuses on Ontario law, his provocative ideas cross provincial boundaries.
One of the major problems that face Canadians approaching retirement is that they are often still supporting unemployed or underemployed offspring. On boomer & echo Boomer comments on Lending Money To Friends And Family.
If your kids are a little younger, you still have time to enhance their financial literacy. On retirehappy.ca, Sarah Yetkiner discusses Setting Kids Up For Financial Success.
And finally, from the mainstream media, check out this press release, Boomers risk straining finances to support boomerang kids: TD poll.
Do you follow blogs with terrific ideas for saving money that haven’t been mentioned in our weekly “Best from the blogosphere?” Send us an email with the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be entered in a quarterly draw for a gift card.Andrew Langille, Best of, Boomer, Boomer & Echo, Brenda Spiering, BrighterLife, Financial Post, Melissa Leong, retirehappy, Sarah Yetkiner, Sheryl Smolkin, Youth and Work