G20 Summit LinkStuff

by Mike Holman

Here in Toronto, we are gearing up for the G20 summit next week. I think downtown Toronto is quite possibly the stupidest place to hold this sort of event, but needless to say, they didn’t ask my opinion.

I doubt there will be any trouble at the summit. With the number of security people on hand – anybody showing so much as a protest sign, will be beaten down pretty quick. If you are planning to protest – I suggest you don’t.

Another set of great links this week.

The Oblivious Investor wrote a good post on how do you pay your advisor? He brings up an excellent point that you shouldn’t be paying your advisor continuously, if you only need an occasional checkup or adjustment.

Fabrice Taylor from GlobeAdvisor raised some interesting accounting questions in REITs’ value getting harder to see.  I decided to sell my REITs a while ago because I didn’t understand their accounting very well.  This article confirms my decision.

Million Dollar Journey shows how to use the “Funds From Operation” method to value REITs.

Rachelle from Land Lord Rescue had a pretty funny post called 10 Tips on Renting to The Worst Tenants

Canadian Capitalist says there are only modest changes to CPP in the works.

The Financial Blogger gives some career advice and says that not asking for a raise, can be the best strategy for getting one. I’ve been following this strategy for 17 years with very, very limited success.

Preet explains how a Capital Loss Transfer works.


Pop Economics featured a recent post – The Stripper with Dirty Feet in the
Carnival of Personal Finance. He complained that the articles weren’t original enough, and yet the stripper story wasn’t good enough for an editor’s pick.

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