Random Thoughts: Loose Money Continues on in Canada

Given the Bank of Canada keeps repeating itself, I decided doing an actual post on the fact that the Bank of Canada kept it’s overnight rate at 1% was getting a bit redundant. Given the current state of the Canadian (and world) economy the Bank of Canada decided to keep with the loose money policy that they have had in place for the past long while. The reasons given for this were actually a little more interesting than normal, however:

The recession in Europe is now expected to be deeper and longer than the Bank had anticipated in October.

Well that is not really news, but the Bank of Canada admitting they made a mistake is a bit of news. Will Europe suck the whole globe into the great Economic Abyss? I don’t think so, but it may cause a much longer period of lower interest rates, which might be a good thing for some individual consumers, it all remains to be seen.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation are now attempting to put the clamps on the Platinum Plated MP Pension Plan which seems to be a pretty sweet deal (makes me want to run for Federal Politics). Their report alleges that for every dollar put in by the MP, Taxpayers must cough up $23.30 and they also point out that this isn’t really a pension as much as a major portion of the National Debt. I love political rhubarb and finger-pointing, I wish them luck, however, they are also looking to go after the Public Service’s pension plan, which worries me a little.

Weekly Recap

With loose money continuing on, I didn’t really touch on the subject but did have an odd cornucopia of topics this week:

  • On the Frigid North and Sunday’s Best I included a great video by Vinnie Jones that points out that in the UK anyone can do CPR, if they want to help.
  • Pointing out why I am an insomniac with losing sleep and money still didn’t help me sleep any better.
  • I did my bit for Bloggers for Charity with the guest post 16 Going on 30, and hopefully next time someone will bid to post on my site.
  • My Quicken 2012 review was as much me saying thanks for giving me a copy to review, because I’d use this software no matter what.
  • I am not well pleased with Suze Orman’s decision to put out a debit card and I state that in Let’s all Sell Out

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Links for the Week

With ship wrecks, and the European economy still faltering there is a lot to be discussed in the Financial Blogosphere:

 

Carnivals this Week

I did make it into a few carnivals this week too:

Other Bookkeeping

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