I’m not sure about you, but our Christmas lights (and other holiday decorations) are still up. We had planned to take everything down today, but that didn’t happen. We had a day full of sports plus my wife and I escaped for lunch on our own.
But fear not…
We’ll have it all packed away tomorrow, just in time for our first full week back at work and school. And the Christmas season doesn’t technically end until tomorrow (the Epiphany, following the proverbial 12 days of Christmas) so we’re good to go.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- Dinner with Friends: How Do You Split the Bill? – An age old question… How do you handle the bill when dining out with friends?
- Redefining ‘Wealthy’ for Tax Purposes – Congress has been busy defining what it is to be wealthy. But guess what? They have multiple definitions.
- Fiscal Cliff Deal and Dividends and Capital Gains – Yowzah. Given the complexity of the aforementioned wealth scale, investment tax rates are a mess.
- Using Morningstar’s Tax-Cost Ratio – When investing in a taxable account, tax efficiency is hugely important. The tax-cost ration can help you evaluate this.
- Short-Term vs. Long-Term Bond Fluctuations: An Easy Explanation – This is a nice, plain English explanation of why bond values fluctuate, and and long-term bond values fluctuate more than short-term bond values.
That’s it. I hope you’re having a great weekend.