Friday, January 28, 2011

Short Takes: A Financial Television Casting Call, Usage-Based Internet Billing, and more

Preet Banerjee makes a casting call for his new show The Money Pit on W Network. Have you and your spouse got a money disagreement and a common desire to be on television? For now the call is limited to the Toronto area.

Potato explains what’s wrong with the current trend toward usage-based billing in internet access.

Barron’s suggests that Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway may start paying a dividend soon.

Thicken My Wallet shreds the flimsy arguments against imposing a fiduciary duty on investment advisors.

Canadian Capitalist reminds us of some of the advantages of RRSPs over TFSAs.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) takes a look at some of the reasons to possibly avoid investing in an RRSP. I can’t decide if these are mostly conspiracy theories or if they may actually happen.

Rob Carrick tells the story of George Czerny’s persistent and ultimately successful battle with CRA over TFSA penalty taxes.

Big Cajun Man looks at different ways of doubling up on reward points.

Million Dollar Journey is giving away a copy of the latest book from Derek Foster.

Money Smarts reviews the TD Waterhouse discount brokerage.

Financial Highway (this web page has disappeared) takes a look at the new credit card rules for Canadians.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention. And it's much worse than a trend: it's government-sanctioned price-fixing.

    I was angry when Bell & Rogers started moving towards the ridiculous usage fees, but the CRTC forcing the same fees on their resellers is ludicrous.

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  2. Thanks for the mention.

    I am sick and tired of the Internet/Cell Phone monopolies and hope that one day someone comes up with a system that does not feel like I am being assaulted by Brock Lesnar every time I open my bill.

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  3. Not sure if most of these rules will get Canadians back on track....but it sure can't hurt.

    Thanks for the link have a great weekend!

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  4. Thanks for the link. Good on Potato for calling out a bad decision by the regulators.

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  5. Count me in as sick and tired of the phone/cable monopolies. I don't use anywhere near the bandwidth but it's ridiculous that a Government agency simply rubber stamps price fixing.

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