Lack of sleep from crying kid? Check. Out of coffee except for decaf? Check. Dentist appointment this morning? Check. I hope your morning is going better than mine. Happy Friday! Now onto the links.
Larry McDonald provides a interesting read and story on the history of Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
Get Rich Slowly shares why he buys local. I personally like the debate towards the end of the positive and negative points of buying local.
Early Retirement Extreme talks about slaying the ‘enough’ dragon. I battle my ‘more is better’ dragon at least a few times a week. Also I can’t resist this post about what is happening to the middle class and why to teach your kids to avoid debt.
Million Dollar Journey points out the downsides of owning REITs, which made a few good points. I personally like them because I’m lazy and don’t want to be stuck in a single real estate market.
If you ever had to track the adjusted cost base (ACB) for a stock you know how much of a pain in the ass that can be. Well to your rescue came the Canadian Capitalist with his spreadsheet. Go get a copy if you need it.
For those truly geeky people that love following every little change in legislation the official notice of changes to the CPP that will take affect in 2012 and 2014.
An interesting article that looks at the stats behind how much do you need to retire.
Tim Ferriss, author of the Four Hour Workweek, takes about the publishing industry and how authors make money (or lack there of). This came about after Seth Godin recently announced that he will no longer use traditional publishing. It’s all rather interesting to see an industry in transition.