Friday, September 6, 2013

Short Takes: Profiting from Telemarketers, Your “Enough” Number, and more

My posts for this week:

More Buy-High and Sell-Low Advice

The Physics of Wall Street

Here are my short takes and some weekend reading:

Freakonomics has a great story about someone in the U.K. who found a way to profit from telemarketers.

My Own Advisor takes a run at calculating his “enough” number – how much he needs per month in retirement.

Million Dollar Journey finally answers the question of how the blog will change once Frugal Trader hits the magic million-dollar net worth mark. It turns out that the blog won’t simply shut down :-)

The Blunt Bean Counter clarifies some of the new T1135 reporting rules on foreign investments.

Big Cajun Man seems to have a talent for prompting CRA to ask for proof of some of his tax slips. Maybe when I don’t get reviewed by CRA it’s a sign that I’m not taking enough deductions.


  1. That is how I take the constant reviews, I am pushing the envelope as far as I can. The CRA having a flag go up for a guy with 3 kids in University and one in a Private School sounds about right to me.

  2. Michael, thx for the mention. Hope you had a great summer.

  3. Nice to see MDJ won't shut down his blog when he reaches his goal. You better keep yours running as well :)

    Thanks for the shoutout.

    Take care Michael,