Friday, February 10, 2012

Short Takes: Index Investing Criticisms, Banks Raise Interest Rates on Loans, and more

Larry Swedroe analyzes some criticisms of index investing.

Rob Carrick reports that banks are starting to cut their risks by raising interest rates on loans and adding new fees.

Canadian Capitalist doesn’t think much of an investing strategy called the “risk barbell” that invests in penny mining stocks.

Where Does All My Money Go? explains how to get your RRSP tax refund early.

The Blunt Bean Counter admits that he’s not very young and not very thrifty. However, I suspect he’s got a decent income.

Million Dollar Journey asks whether you plan to buy into the Facebook IPO. I won’t be. It seems to be a fantastic business, but I don’t know what price is reasonable to pay for its stock.

Big Cajun Man is giving away some TurboTax online activation codes.

Retire Happy Blog thinks that the old adage “keep your winners and sell your losers” is just performance chasing.


  1. Thanks for the inclusion, have a good time and don't count cards.

  2. The Blunt Bean CounterFebruary 10, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Michael,thanks for the inclusion. Decent income or not, even when I was younger my lack of patience seemed to prevent me from being thrifty.