The Freakonomics guys report on some interesting research into how you can use anchoring to get people to save more in their employer savings plans by supplying them with the right examples.
Big Cajun Man is facing a request from his daughter’s potential landlord for detailed personal and financial information to act as a guarantor. Does it make sense to have an online bank account that you don’t use much for these types of requests? This is similar to having an email address specifically for online registrations.
Canadian Capitalist reports that auto insurance premiums are only expected to rise 5% this year. This is still more than inflation and is on top of much larger hikes in recent years, but it still feels like we’re getting a small break.
Retire Happy Blog put together a video of a stereotypical interaction between a financial advisor and client and then deconstructed it. He wants to know if he was too hard on financial advisors.
Preet Banerjee shows that there are situations where very low income seniors can benefit greatly from making an RRSP contribution.
The Blunt Bean Counter looks at whether you should take into account an expected inheritance in your financial planning.
Boomer & Echo explain mortgage payment vacations.