Friday, August 9, 2013

Short Takes: Illusory Bond Losses, Attacks on Indexing, and more

Here are my posts for this week:

9000% Per Day!

Ratios to Rate Your Personal Finances

Here are my short takes and some weekend reading:

Canadian Couch Potato explains why losses in your bond fund may be just an illusion.

Preet Banerjee defends index investing against flawed attacks.

Retire Happy Blog says “settling your estate is not an honour. It is work.” See this post for a good checklist of executor duties organized by when you have to do them.

Big Cajun Man is running an interesting contest to win some Quicken software. I might try this sort of contest myself sometime.

My Own Advisor is considering making fewer extra lump sum payments on his mortgage so he can invest more. Perhaps a middle-of-the road approach makes sense. Instead of making extra mortgage payments to pay it off in 8 years, try 10 years.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion, I like the concept of the contest, and have had some terrifying entries so far

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  2. I might just do that Michael.

    Thanks for the mention!
    Mark

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