Interesting Stuff on the Web

Interesting stuff on the web is what I have read through out the week. I read a lot of articles and there is always a few that I feel is worth you reading. Often I have a different opinion than the articles I post on Interesting Stuff On The Web but they are all well written pieces. Here are the links. Enjoy !!

Why the Mainstream Media Promotes Pessimism/Alexander Green “Surveys regularly show that the majority of Americans believe the nation’s best days are behind us, that our children face a diminished future and that the country is decidedly on the wrong track.”

Dream places to retire across the Americas/lovemoney “Dreaming of retiring somewhere idyllic? We’ve rounded up the most appealing retirement destinations in the USA, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. Boasting a pleasant climate, low crime rates, affordable house prices and lots of interesting and fun things to do, these picture-perfect locations tick all the boxes. Take a look at our top picks and start planning your future.”

Carnac the Magnificent/Doug Rowat “And it’s that time of year, of course, when Wall Street analysts are mandated by irrational convention to trot out their forecasts for the year ahead. However, as Sommer highlights, these forecasts are mostly garbage.”

Stock Market Valuations Won’t Predict the Next Crash/A Wealth of Common Sense “A large number of people have rightly been pointing to higher valuations to temper investor expectations about future returns. The problem is many of these same people have taken things a step further and used valuations to predict market crashes or the path of returns. Valuations don’t work very well as a timing indicator, as momentum and trend tend to trump valuation and fundamentals in the short-to-intermediate-term.”

RRSP, TFSA, EI, OAS, CPP, & Other Tax and Benefit Numbers for 2018/Savvy New Canadian “Last December, the government revealed the inflation rate or indexation factor (1.5%) that will be used to determine key personal income tax and benefit numbers for 2018. Given that inflation numbers have been low for the last couple years and months, the amounts are not radically different.”


    • Hi Tom, it’s always nice to dream a little. Yes, sounds like mid west and the east coast are getting slammed by cold weather. FYI, I wish Victoria wasn’t on the list, I want to keep it a secret!

    • Hi Caroline, It’s not cold on the west coast, but still short days with rain. I am leaving for Mexico in a couple weeks so that will help. Stay warm !

    • Hi Enoch, Anything that gets you thru the winter ! In retirement I want to head south for the winter.

  1. Victoria and Kelowna both made the list!
    Kelowna is great in the summer but I don’t know about the winter. If you’re a healthy retiree and love to ski that’s great but I don’t know about those who are older and have trouble getting around!

    I’ve been to Palm Springs and Sedona, loooved Sedona. So warm and the red rocks are beautiful. Palm Springs is really nice too and there were older adults everywhere when I went 🙂 A lot of Canadians go there too!

    • Hi GYM, my plan A in retirement is to be south for the winter. Kelowna is nice in the summer, but I don’t want cold weather. I also like Palm Springs and Sedona, That works for me! Mexico, Caribbean also work! Everybody seems to be thinking of vacations in the middle of winter.

  2. Me and my fiancee have always had a small dream of eventually retiring in the Caribbean islands!

    I can already picture waking up to the sounds of the waves hitting the shore…

    Thanks for sharing these reads!

    • That sounds amazing Sean !! I am leaving for Mexico this month, unfortunately only for one week. All I can think about is the sounds of the waves hitting the shore… Thanks for stopping by.

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