That was really an excellent week of articles, was it not? Sorry that I didn't have a calculator, but you've got to enjoy Real Estate breakdowns of Silicon Valley and, well, the art of lying. Let me first link all the others who participated in the real estate series again:
- Save. Spend. Splurge.: Montreal
- Urban Departures: Toronto
- Financial Diffraction: Halifax
- Money after Graduation: Calgary
- Broke and Beautiful: New York
- Michelle of Shop my Closet: Denver
- Red Debted Stepchild: Bergen County, NJ
- NZ Muse: Auckland, NZ
Links We Liked!
- We're a sucker for Pauline's "Little" Guatemalan House updates - see how she's doing 20 months on.
- At the WSJ: shots fired on the meme of folks not having enough retirement income. Not sure which side I come down on this - Social Security was always supposed to be supplementary (ie, don't rely on it!), and many folks spend less in retirement. At the same time, no private savings can blow a hole in living expectations in retirement. Retirement income trends will be interesting to follow...
- At A Wealth of Common Sense, a look at the correlations between REIT performance and rising rates.
- SS @ SSS discusses the psychology of spending, and how spending can make you feel rich. An interesting piece on the pressures of consumerism, I promise!
- Anne at Money Propeller discusses her usage of AirBnB (on the client side). I'll have to try it eventually.
- An excellent Canadian flavored buy/rent discussion while downsizing at Boomer & Echo
- Our friend Jason Hull notes that positive performance on investments doesn't mean you're a good investor - most boats raise during high tides, folks.