Friday, June 7, 2013

Short Takes: Tax Efficiency in Fixed Income, TFSA Over-Contributions, and more

I wrote 4 posts this week that drew quite a few reader comments that are worth checking out:

Can a Raise be Bad for Your Finances?

Foreign Exchange Fees

Invest Side-By-Side with Me

Couch Potato Investors are Rare

Here are my short takes and some weekend reading:

Canadian Couch Potato explains why a new ETF based on strip bonds is tax-efficient for fixed-income investors using taxable accounts.

The Blunt Bean Counter thinks that both investors and their advisors are to blame for TFSA over-contributions.

Big Cajun Man says you shouldn’t make big financial decisions late in the day, and that people who try to sell you big-ticket items know you’re less likely to buy the next morning.

My Own Advisor explains why he’s not interested in trading futures.

Million Dollar Journey is getting close to a million dollars. I assume the blog will disappear the instant the magic million dollar mark is reached :-)


  1. ... and all the girls look prettier come closing time...

    Thanks for the inclusion, hopefully it will be a less moist weekend.

  2. Thanks for the mention Michael. Hopefully it will warm up tomorrow.