Earlier this week, I answered a reader question about investing in the U.S. outside registered accounts and I also took a shot at Old Age Security reform through a controversial post here. I should clarify, the idea is not to kill off OAS entirely but rather, let’s use the funds more wisely and stop subsidizing wealthy seniors making $70k, $90k or even $110k. Let’s deploy those funds into other existing or new “income security” programs for seniors who actually need the money. Based on some comments, I guess I’m nuts.
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Last week, as part of my Weekend Reading roundup, I told you I would write about my take on credit. Well, I did, but the folks at BadCredit.org decided to pick up my post instead.
You can read about how Credit Ignorance Costs You and my take on credit here.
Rob Carrick started his series about the best ETFs for your portfolio. Click here to check out his top picks for Canadian equities.
Sandi Martin on Boomer & Echo helped you transfer your RRSP.
Big Cajun Man reported some more jobs in Canada.
Simply Investing told us what a castle has to do with investing.
The Globe and Mail listed six stocks expected to hike their dividend soon. I hope that happens because I own 4 of those stocks.
Blonde on a Budget had a few wishes for personal finance lessons to be taught in school.
Lastly, if you haven’t already done so, consider donating any amount you can to those in dire need of aid in the Philippines. Every dollar can make a difference.
Have a safe weekend,