Friday, October 13, 2017

Short Takes: Income Swings, Buy vs. Rent, and more

Here are my posts for the past two weeks:

Stock-Picking Skill

Liberating Your Losers

The Success Equation

Here are some short takes and some weekend reading:

A new C.D. Howe Institute study concludes that Canadians whose incomes vary from year to year face an unfair tax penalty and that reforms are needed. I agree. My income is highly variable, and it seems unreasonable that during good years I’m incented to delay new work until January.

John Robertson gives a thoughtful and balanced discussion of whether to buy or rent a home.

Canadian Couch Potato interviews Mike Foy to discuss J.D. Power’s research into investor satisfaction with Canadian online brokerages. He also explains why the latest attack on index funds is just more nonsense.

Robb Engen at Boomer and Echo explains why he doesn’t hold bonds in his portfolio.

Big Cajun Man liked Doug Hoyes’ book enough to lift a few ideas from it.

1 comment:

  1. Is there really any new ideas when it comes to money? That is how I rationalize my borrowing Doug's concepts.