Friday, September 30, 2011

Short Takes: Hidden Mutual Fund Fees and more

Rob Carrick calls on the mutual fund industry to stop hiding its fees.
Canadian Capitalist shows that there are more ways for a company to return money to its shareholders than just dividends.

Money Smarts explains how to avoid cell phone roaming charges in the U.S.

Canadian Couch Potato reviews the book The Smartest Portfolio You’ll Ever Own.

Canadian Financial DIY isn’t very impressed with some ETF research by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada.

My Own Advisor explains why he chooses to DRIP (automatically reinvest dividends). I don’t do this because I use dividends to rebalance my portfolio and my transaction costs are low relative to my portfolio size. Your mileage may vary.

Big Cajun Man doesn’t agree with debt counselling advertising that says that your debts aren’t your fault.

Retire Happy Blog makes the case against selling into a bear market.

Preet Banerjee explains how his smart phone helps him track his spending.

The Blunt Bean Counter explains some of the family issues that should be considered in your estate plan.


  1. Thanks for the inclusion, have a great time on the greens.

  2. The Blunt Bean CounterSeptember 30, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Michael, thanks for the link. Remember when golfing, no beers until your game screws up, not the other way around :)

  3. Thanks for the mention Michael! Enjoy your gold!

  4. Sorry. My comment should read *golf*, not *gold*. LOL.

  5. Thanks for the mention Michael.

    DRIPs work for now, but long-term, I know I'll change my alter strategy a bit once my portfolio has grown some more.

    Have a good weekend!