The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged four people in a huge insider-trading case. (The web page containing this story has disappeared.)
Bill Mann reports that Ontario will be using new facial-recognition technology to help problem gamblers stay out of casinos.
Canada Mortgage News explains how banks are playing with the numbers to pump up penalties for breaking a mortgage.
Rob Carrick explains why those in a low marginal tax bracket are better off saving in a TFSA than in an RRSP.
Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) reports on a link between a person’s debt level and exposure to media.
Potato has an interesting collection of alleged China-based stock frauds.
Canadian Capitalist reports on more evidence that currency hedging may not be the best idea.
Preet Banerjee explains what is worth $5400 per hour to him.
Big Cajun Man takes a look back at some financial decisions he’d like to change.
Mike Holman is calling for the Canadian government to unlock locked-in retirement accounts (LIRAs). A LIRA is like an RRSP except with restrictions that make you leave it alone until you hit retirement age. My wife and I each have one of these and life would be a little simpler if we could just combine them with our RRSP accounts, but I’m not as passionate about this issue as Mike is.
Million Dollar Journey gives himself a report card on his 2010 financial goals.
Boomer & Echo muses about whether to take a lottery win as a lump-sum payment or spread over time. I’ll worry about that when I win something. I don’t buy tickets but I suppose I could be awarded a prize by mistake.
Financial Highway looks at the evidence that Canada is a haven for investment swindlers.
Larry Swedroe doesn’t buy the argument that the active-share measurement identifies good money managers.