Here are my posts for this week:
When Should You Start Collecting CPP?
Getting a Handle on the Cost of Cars
Car Costs Spreadsheet
It’s a bit of a thin week for my short takes on some weekend reading. But I did find some very good articles.
John Heinzl explains the ‘tyranny’ of fees and how costs kill investment returns.
My Own Advisor gives us the benefit of his research into the Smith Manoeuvre (tax-efficient borrowing against your house to invest).
Big Cajun Man doesn’t think much of a U.S. effort to eliminate the collection of data used for economic indicators. I guess the idea is that as long as we don’t know how many people are unemployed we can all sleep well.
Preet Banerjee says it can be okay to indulge yourself financially, but not when it comes to big-ticket items like cars and houses.
Financial Crooks explains some quirks in the transaction history in Investorline online accounts.