What is new this week? Many interesting things to watch have happened so let’s run through a few of them:
- We bought a desktop shredder last week (I promise a video of me shredding an important document soon). It is not a simple “straight line” shredder, it cross cuts as well, which makes me feel a little less paranoid about things. We shredded a great deal of stuff on the first couple of days, but the volume has dropped since then. Our friend over at Canadian Capitalist did a good article on Fraud Prevention , that is worth having a look at as well.
- I continue on my hunt for a good second hand car to replace my deteriorating ’94 Honda Accord, and think the best way to find a good used car, is like everything else, via word of mouth. I talk to different people, and hear about friends who might be selling cars, and I talked to my mechanic about where best to get a car as well. Don’t just walk into a dealership, you’ll get what they want you to buy, not what you want.
- The Canadian Dollar continues to approach it’s Yankee Cousin at parity, which continues to scare a humble drone like me. Yes, it means I can go to Ogdensburg and buy cheap basketball shoes, but, if my job goes to China, where do I get the money to go shopping?
- Canadian Banks are getting some fall out from the U.S. below prime mortgage fiasco, which is driving Financial Institution stock prices down.
- The Simpsons movie starts today, and I am going to try to go see it soon!
Have a good weekend, and enjoy the good weather.