The Blunt Bean Counter explains enough about IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) to understand why they are best avoided by most investors. I’ve been on the friends and family side of an IPO and I can say that it was nice to know that I had a nice profit built in to the price I paid for shares. But I wouldn’t have wanted to buy those shares on the open market.
Tom Bradley has a short story explaining clearly why we should support banking regulations.
Canadian Capitalist looks at Vanguard’s entry into Australia to give us an idea of what might happen as Vanguard enters Canada.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade makes the case for spouses to maintain independent finances. I agree, but perhaps for different reasons. I like to know exactly what is going on in my various accounts. Another person making transactions could lead to bounced cheques and other misunderstandings. My wife and I freely give each other money when necessary because we consider all money to belong to both of us. We don’t spend large sums with discussing it first regardless of whose account holds the money. But this sharing of all money doesn’t extend to meddling in each other’s accounts.
Preet Banerjee explains the motives behind different types of investment seminars.
Money Smarts explains the differences between a group RESP and a self-directed RESP.
Big Cajun Man has some advice on how to handle yourself at a job fair.
Million Dollar Journey has some ideas on how to maximize your loyalty reward points.