Here are my posts for the past two weeks:
Guilt-Free Spending Through Planning
I Don’t Want to Go into Debt for This
Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:
Jason Zweig explains why you’re paying too much in financial advisor fees. He says we should be paying fees for service rather than paying a percentage of our assets. Another article from Zweig clearly explains why you should be skeptical of investment strategies that worked in the past.
Canadian Mortgage Trends report that one form of 100% mortgage financing will no longer be available after the end of June, but that combining an unsecured line of credit with a mortgage to get 100% financing will still be possible.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade does a great job of answering many questions from her readers, but I found the last question and answer in this post particularly interesting. It illustrates how banks have more power than some people realize and that some forms of protest are just self-destructive.
John Robertson at Blessed by the Potato reviews the book Wealthing Like Rabbits. He was pleasantly surprised, but did find some problems.
Forbes told Frugal Trader’s story of his Million Dollar Journey.
Boomer and Echo explain how customer loyalty programs have evolved to collect ever more information about us.
Big Cajun Man offers some signs that your debt load is getting out of control.
My Own Advisor explains why he still drives his 15-year old car. Until recently, I was saying the same thing. But then a cluster of needed expensive repairs forced me to get another car.