Friday, August 24, 2012

Short Takes: Unexpected Expensive Currency Conversions, Defending Index Investing, and more

Canadian Capitalist explains how you can get caught paying for expensive currency conversions if you own Canadian companies that pay U.S.-dollar dividends.

Canadian Couch Potato has fun shooting down some silly arguments against index investing.

Scott Adams bought a car and his description of the event captures all the high, lows, and annoyances of negotiating with car dealerships.

Million Dollar Journey defends 30-year mortgages. Guest blogger Sean Cooper shows that it is possible to use 30-year mortgages responsibly, but overall I think the country is better off without them. Having a 25-year mortgage wouldn’t affect Cooper’s plan much, and preventing some borrowers from overextending themselves has high value.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade goes off on a good rant about MoneyMorons and how to detect and avoid them.

Big Cajun Man saved $1200 in one phone call to his cable company.

Preet Banerjee recorded a hot water tank door knocker for his latest Mostly Money Mostly Canadian podcast.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing how simply asking for a better deal is enough these days. Have a great weekend and thanks for the inclusion