Happy All Saints’ Day, where we solemly note all the saints, and remember those who have passed away this year as well. You might well ask who is the patron saint of money? I am glad you asked, Saint Matthew is the patron saint of money, as he was a tax collector for the Romans before he became a Christian (oh and Saint Matthew’s day is September 21st). I believe it is also Financial Literacy month, so watch for #FinLit tweets as well.
What spooky and exciting money tweets were there this week? Well just have a look at some of these beauties.
I always like it when Stats Canada has some fun, and they have published a very fun report to read about Halloween related information, a lot of fun this one:
The Canadian Election is finally within our grasp, but before that there will be plenty of interesting tweets about money and the economy that you should think about before you vote (if you have not voted already).
Heed this advice, make sure you can vote, if you do not vote, you are a fool, and you don’t get to complain. If you can’t vote, find out why, and remedy it.
An actual bank offering robo-advisor services could be a good thing, unless it is programmed to act simply like a mutual fund salesman to buy their own mutual funds. Robo-advisors can be a good idea, but it is only as good as the programmers behind it and the policies and rules that it runs with.
If you think compensation for top executives are somehow under control after the outrages from 2008, you would be sorrowly mistaken. Upper management takes care of their own, and shareholders are the only ones who are going to stop this insanity.
At the end of most of the problems in this world you really can just point to greed (yes an over simplification at first glance, but not in my opinion). The root of all evil is not money, the root of all evil is greed, plain and simple. To quote someone, “How many yachts do you need to water ski behind, to be happy?”.
With that in mind here are some of the more interesting money tweets from this first week of October.
Bit of a crossover to my technology & security site, but evidently Scottrade’s security breach has been going on for quite a long time. Are you a customer? Best go check and see how this affects you. How much does security cost, evidently for greedy folks it is an unnecessary luxury.
Plenty of news on the twitter wire on the election front, but another fun week of interesting money related tweets on the Twitter Machine (remember I am there as @bigcajunman ) and maybe some other social media as well!
You never thought I’d be quoting the CIA eh? Well this one is very true about your local library, and specifically it is great for financial resources too (magazines, books and articles), go to your library and support it (or you will have to answer to the CIA).
I did mention the election, and how the Bank of Canada will work if there is a change of leadership would be a very interesting question. Has anyone asked any of the leaders how they might change the Bank of Canada’s mandate?
Roger Wohlner writes about the worst Mutual fund yields, and I wish more folks would check to see what their Mutual Funds yielded they might be horribly surprised.
Now there is three words I wouldn’t think would go in a sentence “designer luxury consignment“? Does Jaguar have a crash and dent section?
Canada is in the middle of the election that never ends, while the US hasn’t even started their infinite election campaign, but some people are not just talking about policy and hair, and here are some more interesting tweets that I saw this week, and maybe some folks you should add to your twitter feed, so you can take advantage of their short points.