Friday, December 9, 2011

Short Takes: Buffett Embraces Analysts, Debit Card Trap, and more

To answer a question about the charity auction for a guest post (see here for more details), yes I am willing to read your post before you make a bid to confirm that I’m willing to publish it.

For the first time Warren Buffett is inviting Wall Street analysts to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Some commentators see this as a sign that Buffett believes Berkshire is undervalued.

Boomer and Echo describes how debit cards draw people into high banking fees.

Canadian Couch Potato has a vivid illustration of how investment marketers could paint very different pictures by just taking the window in time for quoting investment returns and shifting it by 3 months.

Thicken My Wallet has an amusing little story that links Bobby Bonilla and the New York Mets with Bernie Madoff. You won't be surprised to learn that this story involves a poor investment decision.

Canadian Capitalist tries to sort out whether giving your online banking passwords to mint.com violates your agreement with your bank.

Larry MacDonald (this web page has disappeared) says that the new PRPP won't benefit Canadians much.

Big Cajun Man stumbled onto a way to improve security for his ATM card.

Preet Banerjee answers a reader question about whether MERs are tax deductible.

Million Dollar Journey is 5 years old and to celebrate is having a big set of giveaways.

The Blunt Bean Counter explains how to have a tax-free corporate divorce using a "butterfly" transaction.

Retire Happy Blog says it's important to develop a strategy for charitable giving.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion and enjoy the weekend

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  2. The Blunt Bean CounterDecember 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Michael, thanks for the link and th information on which way interest rates will go this year:)

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