I wrote 3 posts this week:
Cushioned Retirement Investing
Adjusting the 4% Rule for Portfolio Fees
The Gap Between the Financial Advice You Need and What You Get
You can follow me on Twitter (@MJonMoney). Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Canadian Couch Potato thinks that robo-advisors are unlikely to come to Canada because the market isn’t big enough. However, on 2014 Jan. 15, David Chilton tweeted “Solid, unbiased, ultra-low-cost financial advice will be automated in user-friendly apps over the next few years. Will change everything.” I guess we’ll see what happens.
The Blunt Bean Counter added two more instalments to his series on how much money you need to retire. See part 3 and part 4.
Where Does All My Money Go? has Preet’s latest podcast where he gets a teacher’s perspective on financial literacy in schools. Kyle Prevost makes some very candid remarks about teachers and their math abilities and financial skills. In another interesting remark he says that economics majors can’t get into a faculty of education program.
Million Dollar Journey has a comprehensive guide to cutting the cable cord.
Big Cajun Man suggests some Valentine’s Day gifts in the form of contributions to registered savings plans. I’m guessing that this type of gift would go over well for couples who already save very well, and would cause a great deal of unhappiness for couples who desperately need to save more.
SquawkFox has some ideas for Valentine’s Day for those on a budget.