This week I came across an interesting Bogleheads discussion about perks offered by certain companies to their shareholders.
For example, I learned that if you own shares of Berkshire Hathaway — even just a single Class B share, which currently runs just $125 — you can get an 8% discount on GEICO car insurance (unless you already have some other “affiliate” discount). For me, that’s a savings of about $65 per year — a pretty good effective dividend for a $125 investment!
I don’t usually think it’s a good idea to buy individual stocks, but I’ll be making an exception in this case.
- Fund Fees Are Falling, But There’s a Catch from Allan Roth
- Confessions of an Index Investor from Rick Ferri
- Why a Soaring Stock Market is Wasted on the Young from Neil Irwin
- What the Heck is a “Larry Portfolio”? from Matthew Amster-Burton
- How to Figure Out Your Real Cost of Living in Retirement from Darrow Kirkpatrick
- The New Rules for Money Market Funds from John Rekenthaler
Thanks for reading!