Here are my posts for this week:
After the Music Stopped (http://www.michaeljamesonmoney.com/2015/02/after-music-stopped.html)
More Replies to Email (http://www.michaeljamesonmoney.com/2015/02/more-replies-to-email.html)
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Canadian Couch Potato warns not to overreact to foreign withholding taxes. Small portfolio improvements are possible by locating assets in the best accounts, but it makes no sense to avoid RRSPs and TFSAs just so you can recapture some foreign withholding taxes in a non-registered account.
Million Dollar Journey shows how to construct simple and fairly low-cost portfolios at each of Canada’s big banks. He’s right that many people don’t want to leave their current bank.
Big Cajun Man doesn’t like the idea of insurance companies tracking information about how we drive. I’m definitely with him on this one. The idea that insurance companies would seek to collect this information for any reason other than increasing profits is laughable.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade says that RRSP loans only make sense under narrow conditions. She has many good reasons why most of us shouldn’t borrow to fill our RRSPs.
The Blunt Bean Counter discusses the tax issues that come up at your death if you own shares of a Canadian-Controlled Private Corporation.
My Own Advisor is giving away access codes for the online version of TurboTax. That’s right—it’s getting close to tax time.
Boomer and Echo review Elizabeth Warren’s book All Your Worth.