Friday, December 14, 2012

Short Takes: Financial Gurus, Taxing the Rich, and more

Daniel Solin, senior vice president of Index Funds Advisors, bluntly describes the need of fund managers and the financial media to anoint financial gurus as seers of future stock market prices.

Scott Adams comes at just about every subject from a unique angle. Here he discusses whether it makes sense to raise taxes on the rich. A great quote: “fairness is a concept invented so dumb people can participate in debates.”

Million Dollar Journey is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a giveaway of $3000 worth of prizes.

The Blunt Bean Counter is giving away copies of Rob Carrick’s book How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents.

Big Cajun Man goes into rant mode when he can’t find some tax receipts and can’t seem to follow his own advice about staying organized. It always amazes me how people don’t spend 10 seconds to file away an important receipt to save an hour at tax time looking for it. Occasionally I’m guilty of this myself, but for the most part I’m pretty organized.

Where Does All My Money Go? explains how to deal with some common problems that arise in closing on the sale of a home.

Canadian Capitalist gives a calm update to his sleepy portfolio in sharp contrast to the panicky talk we hear in the media about problems in Europe and the U.S. fiscal cliff.


  1. Good Morning Michael James! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am not Alexey....

    I love spam, I used to have it fried in a sandwich with Marmite (now that is SPAM).

    Thanks for including me, and work on your SPAM comment filter this weekend.

  2. Thanks for the link Michael.

    I look forward to your post about guaranteed profits in Russian investments.

  3. @Big Cajun Man and @Preet:

    I killed the offending spam comment before seeing your comments. Thanks for the chuckles :-)

    I'll trust Google to continue improving their spam filters on Blogger. If I had to work on that stuff myself, this would be my last blog post.