Friday, August 20, 2010

Short Takes: Mutual Fund Marketing Nonsense, Free Chequing Accounts, and more

Canadian Capitalist points out a gaping flaw in the analysis of a recent report from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC).

Million Dollar Journey compares two free chequing accounts in detail: ING Direct vs. PC Financial.

Preet Banerjee gives his take on his interview with Martin Horvath about a tax-saving scheme.

How to Invest Online gives a primer on investor protection in case a business connected to your investments goes belly up.

Canadian Financial DIY does an interesting financial case study of installing a geothermal home heating system.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) points out that an alternative to buying bonds that may have lower costs is exchange-traded bonds or trusted preferreds. Do your homework, though. Extra legal structures always make me nervous until I understand them better.

Big Cajun Man rants about places that accept Mastrercard or Visa, but not both.

Money Smarts continues the series on information for landlords with useful information on lease agreement and repairs.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade has a fun TFSA quiz that you should get 12 out of 12 on before contributing to a TFSA.

4 comments:

  1. I'd love to make it a NAND discussion or a NOR, but for some odd reason I need both. Have a great weekend, My Man!

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  2. I forgot to include that excellent post on How to Invest Online and glad that you did. Thanks for the mention!

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  3. Take a look at your michael.james.money at gmail.com email Michael.

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