Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Chance to Mouth Off

It was my pleasure to be a guest on Preet Banerjee’s Mostly Money Mostly Canadian podcast this week. If you’re looking for entertainment value, at one point I managed to connect investing to Charles Barkley. Many thanks to Preet for taking the time to talk to me.

A big welcome to those who’ve landed here for the first time after listening to the podcast. (I’m in a good mood; welcome to everyone else too.) Every week I write somewhere between one and five articles on any subject to do with money. I tend to focus on personal finance rather than macroeconomic issues, and I use mathematical analysis to (ironically) simplify things as much as possible.

My biggest benefit from writing this blog is interaction with readers. I’m always happy to learn something new about how the financial world works. The best ways to ask a question or speak your mind are to leave a comment on one of my posts (scroll to the bottom of the relevant post) or use Twitter where I’m @MJonMoney.

Down the right side of each blog page you’ll find a search bar, a list of popular posts, and then a full blog archive where you can browse article titles all the way back to 2007. Here are a few recent posts:

It’s Time that Renting got a Little Respect

Which Takes a Bigger Bite from Your TFSA: Income Taxes or Mutual Fund Fees?

Employer Matching in Group RRSPs

For the record, I discussed the 25-year effect of a 2.5% management expense ratio (what I call the MERQ) during the podcast and said that it would consume more than half your savings. The actual total loss is 46%, not quite half. My estimating abilities failed me.

Whether you like to join the conversation or just read a few posts, I’m always happy to have more readers. Welcome.

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