Friday, November 26, 2010

Short Takes: Geo-Arbitrage, Risky Out-Sized Fixed Income Returns, and more

Financial Highway gives the top three places to live and practice geo-arbitrage, which means living someone warm and inexpensive and making money from a western country while working remotely.

Rob Carrick explains the catch with a new closed end fund that pays a 7% return. Once again, higher returns come with higher risk.

Canadian Capitalist likes some blunt straight talk from Henry Blodget about the right conclusions to draw concerning the ongoing insider trading controversy in the U.S. Some may question Blodget’s credibility from his past life recommending stocks he privately called “piles of dung,” but he makes sense this time.

Frugal Trader at Million Dollar Journey managed to pay off his mortgage in under 3 years.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) sparked some good discussion with his article on the things that some do-it-yourself investors overlook.

Mike Holman debunks 8 myths about university costs.

Preet Banerjee urges people to read their cell phone customer agreements to avoid misunderstandings that lead to unexpected huge bills.

Big Cajun Man is contemplating re-gifting within the family, which means some hand-me-downs for his young son.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade explains some interesting research showing that people fall into one of two camps: those who seek gains and those who seek safety. Which camp you belong to affects the kinds of money management strategies you can make work.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention Michael. Working from someplace warm sounds so much attractive after scraping the car for 20 minutes this morning!

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  2. Thanks for the mention Michael! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Thanks for the mention Michael. Have a great weekend!

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