Here are my posts for this week:
A Reader Question about Choosing Winning Mutual Funds
Here are my short takes and some weekend reading:
Scott Adams makes the interesting prediction that Apple will enter the banking business. If I start banking with Apple, does that mean I’ll have to start downloading the hourly updates to iTunes?
Mr. Money Mustache explains some wealth advice that should be obvious, but isn’t.
Larry Swedroe reports on studies showing that active bond funds won’t protect you in a bear market. With the current fear of rising interest rates, no doubt some investors will try active bond funds anyway in the hopes of avoiding losses.
Canadian Couch Potato doesn’t think that now is the time to abandon bonds.
Where Does All My Money Go? knocks off a few cobwebs and features a podcast with Som Seif who launched Claymore back in 2005 and is now CEO of Purpose Investments.
My Own Advisor gave a great summary of the 2013 Canadian Personal Finance Conference that was held in Toronto last weekend. I had a great time at the conference and enjoyed answering questions as part of a panel. Many thanks to Mark Gookfield, a.k.a. The Blunt Bean Counter, for a great talk and his gift of a sleeve of 3 golf balls. I’ll try not to lose them all on the same hole.
Canadian Capitalist explains why ETF distributions fluctuate from year to year.
Million Dollar Journey offers some detailed financial advice for a 53-year old woman with a modest income.
The Blunt Bean Counter has a short TFSA quiz to test your understanding of the contribution limit rules.
Big Cajun Man observes that the typical career earns only about 1000 biweekly pay cheques, and you’d better start thinking about building some savings before they run out.
Life Insurance Canada has some sound advice for buying life insurance. I liked the part where he said that the word “investment” in connection with life insurance should be preceded by the word “crappy”.