Short Takes: Cartoonist’s Financial Advice, Clamp-Down on Advantaged ETFs, and more

Scott Adams of Dilbert fame

has some very funny takes on active money managers and investing like Warren Buffett.

Canadian Capitalist explains how the latest federal budget clamps down on ETFs that use fancy derivative arrangements to turn income into capital gains.

Larry Swedroe reports that the 2012 study comparing actively-managed mutual fund returns to benchmark indexes shows that active managers lost again last year.

Canadian Couch Potato explains why you should avoid automatic dividend reinvestment in taxable accounts.

Mr. Money Mustache has some sensible thoughts on living a life without line-ups.

The Blunt Bean Counter explains “how financial institutions misreport or don’t adjust their realized capital gain/loss reports for the adjusted cost base reduction on flow-through shares.”

Big Cajun Man explains the generous matching of contributions to a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

My Own Advisor has a sensible set of 2013 financial goals and is on track so far this year.

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