Friday, January 1, 2010

Short Takes: New Year’s Edition

Happy New Year! Despite the reduced number of articles written over the holidays, I still found a few interesting things to read.

1. Larry MacDonald wrote a piece for the Globe and Mail with financial tips for people in their 30s and 40s climbing their financial ladder.

2. Many people advocate a “core and explore” approach to investing. This amounts to setting a solid core of investments plus a smaller amount of “play” money. When the advice comes from a financial advisor, it amounts to a core of index investments plus some explore money for active management. Larry Swedroe explains the evidence supporting this approach and then demolishes it in part 1 and part 2 of his article.

3. Preet went looking for Olympic hockey tickets to the men’s gold medal game. The price is unbelievable!

4. Canadian Capitalist takes a nice calm look back at 2009.

5. Million Dollar Journey analyzes the finances of an IT contractor with the happy problem of deciding what to do with an unexpected $23,500.

6. Big Cajun Man put together a carnival of money stories with a boxing theme.

3 comments:

  1. I've read 4 of these... some great content. Happy New Year!

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  2. Thanks for the mention.

    HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

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  3. Thanks for the link Michael. A few weeks ago I sent my brother tickets (five rows from the ice) for the Sens at Kings (he lives in LA) and the tickets were $75. A far cry from the Olympics, and even unheard of for Leafs tickets (against other poor teams, too).

    Humbug! :)

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