Friday, July 29, 2011

Short Takes: Home Ownership Folly, PRPPs, and more

Our culture of home ownership doesn’t make a lot of economic sense when we compare rental costs vs. ownership costs.

Money Smarts explains the Conservative government’s Pooled Retirement Pension Plan (PRPP).

Canadian Capitalist reports that TD Waterhouse is making it easier for its clients to use the Norbert gambit to save on currency-conversion costs.

The Freakonomics guys have some fun crunching the numbers on whether it makes sense to jump subway turnstiles in New York City.

Preet Banerjee says that too many people base their financial plans on unrealistic projections of investment returns.

Retire Happy Blog looks at what investment returns you should use in your retirement plan.

Big Cajun Man reports that the ecoEnergy program is back up and running.