This week I found a problem with a trading account statement and added a new twist to my retirement income strategy:
InvestorLine Computers Charge Me Interest
A Retirement Income Strategy Revisited
Here are my short takes and some weekend reading:
Canadian Couch Potato gives a good example of how to rebalance a portfolio while maintaining assets in tax-efficient accounts.
The Blunt Bean Counter looks at the tax side of Bitcoins.
Glenn Cooke gives a thoughtful review of Potato’s Short Guide to DIY Investing. Glenn makes an interesting pitch for keeping your stock investments in Canadian stocks, but then admits that this is likely just emotional and that including foreign stocks is probably best. Despite his assertion that we need to get emotions out of investing, he illustrates why this can be hard to do.
Larry Swedroe reviews former Federal Reserve vice chair Alan Blinder's new book After the Music Stopped and finds it to be the best he’s read so far on the financial crisis.
Where Does All My Money Go? interviews Rich Cooper who explains some of the ins and outs of a DIY approach to settling your debts for less than you owe when you’re in serious financial trouble.
Financial Crooks reviews Ellen Roseman’s book Fight Back.
My Own Advisor has made some great progress on his 2013 financial goals.
Big Cajun Man thinks that when you’re well behind your retirement savings target, reaching for high-risk investments isn’t the answer.
Million Dollar Journey looks at the advantages and disadvantages of commuting by bicycle. For me the big disadvantage is safety. I used to love cycling but stopped because I always had to travel beside cars for parts of my trip.
Canadian Capitalist updated his explanation of how employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) benefits are taxed.