Lenten Finances, Leaping and Random Thoughts

Lent began this week with a flurry of pancakes, and then many posts about finances and doing financial penance for you money transgressions, funny how I can take something religious and turn it into a money issue. As you can tell I take every chance possible to suggest that NOW is a good time to start thinking about your finances and planning (you didn’t notice that?).

Greece and Europe continue to lay the track for the financial roller coaster the stock markets are going through. One day WAY up and the next hurtling back down to the ground, frankly, I am getting sick of the whole thing (like they used to say about Space Mountain, “… big deal you spin around for 4 minutes and then you want to throw up).

The exciting part about next week is that all those folks who were born on February 29th get to have a genuine Birthday, and we all get to enjoy an extra day for RRSP frenzy buying too. I wonder if there are other weird traditions out there for February 29th? Drink from the other side of the cup? Sleep on the other side of the bed? Change banks?  Maybe I’ll eat my cereal with a fork?

Weekly Recap

Yes a very heavily Lenten laden week, but still a few other important tax points to watch out for as well:

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Links for the Week

This week there have been a lot more giveaways this week, and with our Greek friends causing more financial grief, there was a lot to write about:

Other Bookkeeping

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An odd Leap Year Quote

Never play leap frog with a Unicorn

- Anonymous (on Leap Day either)

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  • Preet February 24, 2012, 11:25 AM

    Thanks for the mention. I’m watching you right now. I’m disguised as Fred in the office.

    -> That would be funny if you had a co-worker named Fred.

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    • bigcajunman February 24, 2012, 11:35 AM

      In my french class there are no Fred’s, however, there is an Dominique that looks a lot like you…

      Reply
  • The Blunt Bean Counter February 24, 2012, 9:13 AM

    Thx for the mention. Just call me the Plato of accountants. Sounds like you have some friends with benefits :)

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  • My Own Advisor February 24, 2012, 6:49 AM

    Thanks for the mention!

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  • AskRoss February 24, 2012, 6:30 AM

    Thanks for the mention this week sir! Loved the Roger Daltrey reference too :)

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    • bigcajunman February 24, 2012, 6:30 AM

      Hopefully we won’t get fooled again!

      Reply

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