I’m a Christmas geek. There are few things in life that I enjoy more than sitting in our living room and basking in the glow of our Christmas lights as I unwind from a long day in the proverbial salt mines.
You can thus imagine my frustration when we set up our pre-lit Christmas tree and a section of the lights didn’t work. After a bit of troubleshooting, I decided that fixing it was a lost cause. I thus set to work relighting the tree.
It wasn’t a horrible job, but I don’t care to ever do it again. And, in the end, I learned an important lesson: pre-lit Christmas trees are a stupid idea.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- Proof That Most Stock Market Prediction Methods Don’t Work – Predicting the stock market is, for the most part, an exercise in futility.
- Active Investing Success is Rare – This is a good read that contains some interesting insights from a formerly active investor.
- What Happens if Your Bank Account is Hacked – If your bank succumbs to a cyber-attack, they’re liable for any money lost, not you.
- Should I Have More Than One Asset Allocation? – I prefer to view our entire portfolio as one big bucket of money, but you need to do what works for you.
- Hotel’s “Broken Computer” Credit Card Scam – This is one of the most clever vishing scams that I’ve heard of.
I hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend and are ready for a great week ahead.