Friday, January 23, 2009

Short Takes: Undeserved Bonuses and Layoffs

1. Larry MacDonald brings us the story of billions of dollars in bonuses for Merrill Lynch staff in a year where they have so far reported over $14 billion in losses. I could use a bailout to pay bonuses to myself, family, and friends as well.

2. Canadian Financial DIY explodes some myths about asset allocation. The oft quoted “asset allocation accounts for 90% of portfolio returns” makes little sense.

3. Preet makes a strong financial case for owning a basic car and renting a fancy one occasionally when you want to impress.

4. The Big Cajun Man sees that leverage is tempting right now, but isn’t interested in taking the risk.

5. Happily, this blog has been released from Google’s doghouse. I guess a human finally looked at my content and decided that this is a real blog. Search engine hits are ramping up again as well. It looks like I’m back in business!


  1. Curses, my evil plot to shut you down has failed, I must devise another evil scheme to wipe out one of my competitors!!!!

    Oh and thanks for the link as well.


  2. Thanks for the mention Michael!

  3. Thanks for the link Michael - enjoy your weekend!