Friday, September 9, 2011

Short Takes: Coercive Charity Auctions, Fee-Only Advisors, and more

Scott Adams has a cool idea for allowing the masses to get celebrities to do interesting things for charity.

Money Smarts explains how to find a fee-only financial advisor. I liked his word of warning. Just because an advisor is fee-only doesn't mean that there is no conflict of interest. The most valuable part of financial advice is the part that is explained to you in person. Fee-only advisors often charge many hours work for preparing several pages of documentation. Documentation is a good thing, but don't over-pay for it.

The Blunt Bean Counter says that when it comes to taxes, beware of any scheme that seems too good to be true.

My Own Advisor runs down his list of favourite Canadian ETFs.

Big Cajun Man isn't too happy with Air Canada's new baggage fees and offers an amusing way around them.

Preet Banerjee explains the insurance implications of sending your children to university.

Canadian Couch Potato looks at whether gold is really a hedge against inflation.

Canadian Capitalist looks at a business filling the gap left by the demise of Blockbuster.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion, have a great weekend!

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  2. The Blunt Bean CounterSeptember 9, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Michael, thx for link, appreciated as always

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  3. Thanks for the mention Michael.

    Too bad I missed the get-together. Catch up with you and others next time.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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