Friday, September 25, 2009

Short Takes: Emotional Bond Investors, Pointless Pennies, and more

1. Canadian Capitalist points out that it is not just stock investors who underperform indexes; fixed income investors get lower returns than the bond indexes as well.  Unfortunately, he points to DALBAR information that way overstates the effect.

2. Big Cajun Man has a video from 1985 explaining how pennies are a waste of time. It’s sad that we still use pennies even though they’ve been near worthless for a generation.

3. At Where Does All My Money Go?, guest writer Daniela Garritano has some tips on maximizing the sale price on your home.

4. If you’ve ever had to pay income tax in instalments, you likely found the three options for the amount that you have to pay confusing. Million Dollar Journey explains the three options for income tax instalments.

5. Canadian Financial DIY brings us some research indicating that financial advisors do not bring enough value to offset the fees they charge.


  1. Thanks for the mention have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Thanks for the link! Daniela has some good points as usual. Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Thanks for the mention. I find it strange that retirement savings are counted as "spending" in Statistics compiled on the savings rate. Not sure why that is.

  4. Installment payments are fun! ;) Thanks for the mention and enjoy the weekend.