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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 !!

 

Best Places to Travel in 2018/Travelocity  “Where to go in 2018? If you love traveling the world as much as we do, you’re probably torn between roaming it in search of destinations less traveled, as well as returning to perennial favorites over and over again. To help narrow down your essential 2018 vacation list, we scoured the planet and came up with a list of places that are newly radar-worthy thanks to buzzy attractions, easier access, hot travel trends and recently re-shaped by global events.”

Starving Cows, Generosity, And Having Enough/Accidental Fire The cows were standing in the middle of the road somberly staring at our car, famished, ribs protruding out, barely looking alive. They clearly weren’t going to budge, and by the looks of them they likely didn’t have the energy. I kinda wondered if they had just escaped from some weird bovine P.O.W. camp….”

5 Things To Do When Everyone Is Getting Rich/Damn Millennial “So, what are we all to do now? Whether you are new to investing or have a net worth in the millions everyone is starting to wonder are we nearing a top? I have questioned it for years at this point if I am being honest. What has helped me stay focused and not get caught up in the bubble talk is taking the following actions.”

The Value of a Financial Planner in a World of Robo-Advisers/Mustard Seed Money “In the age of the Robo-Adviser, the question often arises: why use a financial planner when you could use a Robo-Adviser for much cheaper? Well, for starters, many professional advisors not only manage investments, but they also provide financial planning.”

 

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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.”