Friday, June 15, 2012

Short Takes: Paying for Useless Predictions, Labour-Sponsored Funds, and more

Freakonomics summarizes some experimental results showing that people are willing to pay for future predictions even when it is obvious that the predictions are useless.

Canadian Financial DIY tears a strip off Labour-Sponsored Investment Funds.

Million Dollar Journey did an interesting comparison of the costs of top universities in the U.S. and Canada.

Canadian Capitalist looks at two new ETFs, HUT and HUS.U, and asks whether black swan protection is worth the cost.

Big Cajun Man sits at his daughter’s graduation ceremony and reflects on how much money her degree cost him.

Preet Banerjee says that if your financial advisor jumps from company to company, it could be a red flag.

Retire Happy Blog explains what you’re giving up if you have no will.

My Own Advisor is planning for low interest rates for more than another year. I’m sure that I don’t know where interest rates are going, but Mark’s plan to avoid adding new debt sounds pretty safe even if rates rise.

Rob Carrick commiserates with one of his readers who is unhappy about the difficulty of making a positive real (above inflation) return safely.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion, I also remarked about what looked like Asbestos in the ceiling of the WLU gym, but I didn't write about that. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Thanks for the link Michael.

    Enjoy the sunny weekend!

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  3. Thanks for the link Michael - hope you had a good weekend!

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