1. CNN Money Fortune did a very interesting profile of David Sokol who they describe as Warren Buffet’s Mr. Fix-it. Hat tip to the Stingy Investor for pointing me to this one.
2. Dan Richards defends Deferred Sales Charges (DSCs). I’m not swayed by his arguments, but it’s important to study opposing points of view. How else can you tell when you’re wrong?
3. Jonathan Chevreau has some well-thought out criticisms of Gordon Pape’s list of best mutual funds.
4. Canadian Capitalist had some harsh words about a web site’s financial tune-up services. The retorts were entertaining, but far from relevant.
5. Preet takes BMO to task for trying to add “ETF” to their index mutual fund names to cash in on the popularity of ETFs.
6. Larry MacDonald explains that financial companies are finding ways around new rules put in place since the near collapse of the financial system.
7. Gail Vaz-Oxlade hates the Credit Score and backs up her strong words with sound reasons why the credit score system has problems.
8. Money Smarts has another funny tenant from hell story.
9. Big Cajun Man is fretting about his huge cash outlays for his kids’ schooling.
10. Planning a trip to Europe? Million Dollar Journey has a list of 8 ways to save money in Europe.
11. Financial Highway explains that while a credit card can be for emergency purchases, it shouldn’t be an emergency fund.