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- Many feel that the financial crisis has sparked a major shift in our values — bling is out, frugality is in. The question is: will it last?
- How did Norway buck the trend of economies in deep trouble? The oil wealth helped but so did the habit of banking the fortune for a rainy day.
- Jason Zweig notes that by trading less, women earn better returns than men. It is not mentioned in the story but I wonder if women are taking enough risk in the first place.
- Berkshire Hathaway is down substantially over the past year but is it good value? Larry MacDonald finds out.
- Unsurprisingly, Gail has strong opinions on the need for an emergency fund and whether a line of credit qualifies as one.
- It is a pretty sad state of affairs but Preet points out that advisors who don’t pretend that costs don’t matter are ostracized by fellow advisors.
- Million Dollar Journey reviews Derek Foster’s Money for Nothing and Your Stocks for Free.
- Check out this Four Pillars post on how to save money when breaking a mortgage.
- Michael James says that stock indexes outpace the economy and analyzes why that might be.
- The Dividend Guy on the pros and con of ESPP and employer-sponsored pensions.
No post on Monday owing to Victoria Day. Have a great weekend everyone!