Friday, January 14, 2011

Short Takes: Self-Banned Gamblers and more

Bill Mann reports that Ontario will be using new facial-recognition technology to help problem gamblers stay out of casinos.

Canada Mortgage News explains how banks are playing with the numbers to pump up penalties for breaking a mortgage.

Potato has an interesting collection of alleged China-based stock frauds.

Preet Banerjee explains what is worth $5400 per hour to him.

Big Cajun Man takes a look back at some financial decisions he’d like to change.

Mike Holman is calling for the Canadian government to unlock locked-in retirement accounts (LIRAs). A LIRA is like an RRSP except with restrictions that make you leave it alone until you hit retirement age. My wife and I each have one of these and life would be a little simpler if we could just combine them with our RRSP accounts, but I’m not as passionate about this issue as Mike is.

Million Dollar Journey gives himself a report card on his 2010 financial goals.

Financial Highway looks at the evidence that Canada is a haven for investment swindlers.

Larry Swedroe doesn’t buy the argument that the active-share measurement identifies good money managers.


  1. Thanks for the mention, and have a great weekend!

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