Every week I read a large number of personal finance and investing articles. Here’s my latest weekly shortcut to the best.
Happy Easter! I’m in the country visiting my father and helping out with various strange tasks. I know I’m not the first person to be struck by the symmetry of life, and how you can end up doing things for your aged parents they did for you as a child.
On the other hand, they want me to fill in their tax return – and I’m no Warren Buffett, who filed his first tax return in short trousers. Having finally engaged an accountant to do the dreaded thing for my own affairs, this irony isn’t lost on me!
I’ve still managed to watch snippets of the ongoing Is-It-Or-Isn’t-It-? rally, and kept up with my favourite blogs and other financial resources.
Good reads from the financial blogosphere
- Oblivious Investor has written a book about winning by ignoring noise.
- The Psy-Fi blog is new to me, and well worth reading for thoughtful articles on investing from a psychological point of view.
- The Digerati Life has guest post from Tim from Elementary Life asking what makes a good investor? Mostly common sense, though I disagree with his analogy with golf. Golfers don’t thrive by never visiting the golf course, unlike passive investors.
- Here’s a list of 125 money bloggers you can follow on Twitter from Bible Money Matters. Please do follow my Twitter feed – @monevator – if you’re on the service.
- Pimp Your Finances has noticed Jim Cramer has now turned on Nouriel Roubini, the gloomy economist.
- Let’s hope Cramer reads Weakonomics. He hates economists, too.
- Frugal Dad considers living off the grid. I’d love to try.
Generally UK-related articles from other websites and papers
- The FT warns the UK government could be capping higher-rate pension tax relief.
- Also in the FT, David Stevenson considers investing in obvious truths. It might beat some of his previous overcomplicated ideas.
- MSNBC considers the case for a single global currency.
- On that note, Mark Dampier of Hargreaves Landsdown is recommending a new long/short fund. Two years ago, maybe, but on a long-term view this market is a buy.
- Derek Pain in The Independent makes the case for AIM.
- The Motley Fool UK warns pension deficits still blight leading companies.
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