1. Some algorithm at Google thinks this blog might be spam. This is silly of course, but it’s hard to argue with binary code. By contesting this, I’m now in a penalty box where to make a post I have to solve a CAPTCHA (one of those twisted up words you type into a box to prove you’re a person). I’m on some list to be checked out by an actual person at Google. If this blog ever disappears completely, you’ll know that something went completely wrong.
2. Canadian Capitalist has an excellent guest post from ABCs of Investing explaining investment time horizon. I tend to be less conservative about my asset allocation, but the basic idea that how you invest money is determined by how long until you need it is absolutely right.
3. BluntMoney observes that it’s harder to spend money you’ve saved up. This is quite true. Found money often gets wasted quickly.
4. I had some plumbing problems this week and so did the Big Cajun Man. Fixing leaks yourself only saves money if you don’t end up calling a plumber anyway.
5. Now is the time of year to think about your capital gains and losses. FrugalTrader explains tax-loss selling.
6. Jonathan Chevreau makes the point that if you’re ever going to use leverage, now is the time.
7. A couple of carnivals this week:
Carnival of Money Hawks