Monthly Archives: September 2010

Behind The Scenes: No Transaction Fee (NTF) Fund Supermarkets » My Money Blog

Link: Behind The Scenes: No Transaction Fee (NTF) Fund Supermarkets » My Money Blog

How to write an ethical will – Barrons.com

Link: How to write an ethical will – Barrons.com

Markets Since Lehman Bankruptcy – CNBC

Link: Markets Since Lehman Bankruptcy – CNBC

Your Money – Testing Software to Write Wills on the Home Computer – NYTimes.com

Link: Your Money – Testing Software to Write Wills on the Home Computer – NYTimes.com An interesting, though very brief, look at a few software packages for doing your will.  It’s still probably a good idea, even if you want to use one of these packages, to pay for an hour of an attorney’s time […]

Downside Protection Has Downsides – WSJ.com

Link: Downside Protection Has Downsides – WSJ.com More from the excellent Jason Zweig.  This time, taking a look at equity-indexed annuities which supposedly offer you the upside of the market with a minimum fixed return to protect you from the downside — and how you could get the same protection without an annuity.

Get Rich Slowly – TIME

Link: Get Rich Slowly – TIME Based on Graham’s Intelligent Investor, Zweig’s excellent advice about how to pick a financial advisor, how to pick a mutual fund (or what your advisor should be considering when doing so) and how (if at all) you should pick a stock

Businessweek.com: After $75,000, Money Can’t Buy Day-to-Day Happiness

Link: Businessweek.com: After $75,000, Money Can’t Buy Day-to-Day Happiness Some interesting results about the relationship between wealth (or income) and happiness.

Economic View – College Studies for the Business of Life – NYTimes.com

Link: Economic View – College Studies for the Business of Life – NYTimes.com I think the point about statistics rather than geometry is particularly important.

NYTimes – Employers Push Costs for Health on Workers

Link: NYTimes – Employers Push Costs for Health on Workers