Wow, it is hot, hot, hot in Toronto this week. But not as hot as last weekend during the G20 summit – what a complete embarrassment for everyone involved (including the city of Toronto).
On with the links!
- Canadian Capitalist republished a great post on why you should invest your own money. Well worth the read.
- CC followed up with a post on Bill Miller, who used to be a champion coin flipper, but is now reduced to ol’ Gil. Retire already! The difference between you and Peter Lynch is that ol’ Pete knew when to quit.
- The Dividend Guy talks about his asset allocation and how it drives his investment decisions.
- The Financial Blogger asks what is your income raise this year? I don’t know yet, but the word “jack squat” comes to mind.
- The Oblivous Investor says that American Funds are not a good deal. Apparently they have a 1% annual cost. Ha! He should check out Canadian Funds. 🙂
- Neil Reynolds from GlobeAdvisor says that pretend austerity programs are not a solution. He makes a great point that reducing the rate of debt increase is not exactly restraint.
- The Canadian Finance blog put together a great list of Canadian blogs. Tom was nice enough to list MSB as “one of the big guys”. Thanks!
- Preet says that the dogs of the dow strategy is underperforming. (Just like every other trading strategy that ever existed.)
- Squawkfox shows us how to make pie-in-a-jar. Mmmmm….pie-in-a-jar.
- Canadian Couch Potato wrote that the new new Claymore inverse bond ETF comes up short. Read the article to find out why that title is funny, in case you didn’t laugh.
- Young and Thrifty says she is buying a house in Vancouver. Bubbles be damned. Hey, if you can afford it, then don’t try to time the market. Just buy it. From her description of Vancouver, I’m about ready to move out there.
- Canajun Finances loathes the HST.
Want to learn more about RESPs? Buy The Book:
The RESP Book: The Simple Guide to Registered Education Savings Plans
Everything you need to know about RESPs.