Still mad that we’ve only been doing 1 article a week during the holidays? We’ll be back to our normal schedule after some more of this, so don’t fret (too much). For your loyalty and suffering, I updated these three calculators (through mid December):
- S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Calculator
- Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Reinvestment Calculator
- 10 Year Treasury Coupon Reinvestment Calculator
Since I haven’t automated those three yet it has to count for something, right?
Well, enjoy these links we liked!
Links We Liked!
- MM at Save Spend Splurge wrote a nice piece addressing some internet jealousy on her budget. Note, importantly, that charitable donations tend to be a private matter – not to mention revealing about causes dear to you and your family. That’s why I imagine you don’t see a ton of specifics from bloggers and writers on where charity money is going – but, yes, it’s going.
- We also enjoyed (in retrospect! We can certainly empathize!) her story of looking for accessible bathrooms overseas. North America: we’re great at the accessible bathrooms; never change.
- More and more studies are being released showing that, yes, increasing the minimum wage causes supply issues with lower paid jobs. Read our take on what to do instead (or search our archives for “Negative Income Tax”).
- Sam the Financial Samurai has a year end financial checklist which is pretty good, you should walk through the steps.
- J$ at Budgets are Sexy is celebrating 5 years of self-employment writing for all of us sinners! Go wish him luck, and many more successful years.
- At Forbes: Chinese officials have been inflating economic data? Man lands on moon!
- Nelson at Financial Uproar shares the story of Sean Cooper, a new Canadian financial celebrity and blogger you can find over here. Mr. Cooper paid off his Canadian mortgage in only three years, and (shockingly!) there are a number of angry, jealous Canadians who aren’t too happy about it.
- At Political Calculations, the updates to the dividend cuts made by public firms are always updated – and a must read.
- The Guardian claims, citing a study from University College London’s School of Management: Handsome men live in a sort of workplace hell, passed over for promotions due to their good looks. Not sure if I buy it; here’s DQYDJ’s piece on the matter!