Friday, March 18, 2011

Short Takes: Long-Term Failure of Active Management, Severely-Shortened Careers, and more

Canadian Couch Potato looks at a study of the dismal odds of outperforming an index with actively-managed funds over a lifetime.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) brings us stories of people who found creative ways to severely shorten their careers.

The Blunt Bean Counter found a few more reasons that I missed for young people to file tax returns even when they don’t owe anything.


Canadian Capitalist warns that you may lose your Aeroplan miles if you don’t pay attention to the rules about account inactivity.

Big Cajun Man has some takers on his group challenge to give things up to improve your finances.

Money Smarts has some tips on setting up a simple and cheap RESP GIC account. GICs won’t make big returns, but you’re less likely to make big mistakes with them.

Million Dollar Journey gives us the benefit of personal experience buying foreclosures in Canada.

Preet Banerjee looks at the dangers of spending your next raise before you get it.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, let the Madness begin!

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

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  3. The Blunt Bean CounterMarch 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Thx for the mention. It is far easier to take an idea and add to it, then come up with it in the first place, so thx for the idea.

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