Before we jump into this week’s selection of articles, a quick reminder that Friday night is the deadline for The MoneySense Guide to Retiring Wealthy giveaway.
In this week’s video, journalist and author Dan Gardner, who casts a critical eye on expert predictions in his book Future Babble.
- Economists call the challenge of getting people in developed economies to save and those in China to spend, “global rebalancing”. This New York Times article takes a look at the difficulties Chinese authorities face in getting their citizens to consume more.
- The Star’s James Daw reviews a new book by US money manager Ken Fisher that debunks some common Wall Street myths.
- Christmas is just around the corner and all that shopping puts many in debt. The Star’s Alison Griffiths shows how to remain debt-free at the end of the holiday season.
- With two new products hitting the markets this week, Jon Chevreau takes a look at the pros and cons of preferred share ETFs from three vendors.
- Michael James takes a look at a new preferred shares ETF from iShares.
- A paid off mortgage is a giant step towards financial independence. Frugal Trader explains how he did it in just three years.
- Money Smarts Blog author debunked the eight myths about the costs of putting a child through college in a guest article on the MoneyVille blog.
- Recently, a Quebec woman found herself hit with a $60,000 cellphone bill. In his Globe and Mail column, Preet Banerjee counsels readers to pay attention to the fine print to avoid such horror stories.
- Larry MacDonald says that DIY investors overlook the value of overall financial advice available to those who invest in mutual funds.
- A recent Globe and Mail article profiled an investor who claims to have beaten the market with as few as seven large-cap Canadian stocks. Canadian Couch Potato warns investors not to infer that you too can beat the market following a similar strategy.
- Being an executor of an estate is not an easy job, says Thicken My Wallet.
- Bond yields have been on an upswing recently. How to Invest Online takes a look at which bond ETFs are most vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.
That’s it for this week! Have a great weekend everyone!