Friday, November 9, 2012

Short Takes: World’s Skinniest House, Rule of 40, and more

Give Me Back My Five Bucks has some cool pictures of the world’s skinniest house.

Jonathan Chevreau interviews Malcolm Hamilton who explains the rule of 40 for mutual fund fees. Hamilton is always worth listening to because he explains his ideas clearly and gets the math right.

Canadian Couch Potato explains why market-beating strategies don’t last.

The Blunt Bean Counter says that worrying about higher marginal tax rates is a weak reason to avoid earning extra income. A much better reason is “I already have enough income,” but not many of us can say this with a straight face.

Big Cajun Man argues that time is an important financial variable. I agree. If you save a little each month, time will turn it into riches. But, if you borrow a little each month, time will bury you.

Where Does All My Money Go? explains the U.S. financial cliff coming in January.


  1. Thanks for the inclusion, I didn't dare show the math on the time stuff, I thought I had it right, but I decided to link to Wikipedia, and thus blame them for any mistakes.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Thx for the inclusion. I thought you were going to say " I dont have to worry about it since I make so much money from my blog "

  3. @Big Cajun Man: My motto is "always show the math".

    @Mark: That's a good one. I'll habve a party if my blog income ever reaches 5% of the pay from my day job.