Farewell Vinyl Café, Snow, Monopoly and #MoneyTalk

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I was saddened to hear of the death of Stuart McLean, host of the Vinyle Café. That radio show was truly a slice of Canadiana , and the good nature and happiness in the stories told will be sorely lost. Now is a time when we could use more of Stuart’s stories, and less of the other things on the radio.

Winter Sucks

Mr. Cardinal Confirms, Winter Sucks

Really not sure whether this Joe Trudeau chap really has the chops to be PM.

For those who have not watched the 5th Estate piece on “Betrayal of Trust” outlining the 220 lawyers disciplined over the past 6 years for misappropriating over $160M from clients, well worth watching. Do you trust the folks you entrust with your money?

So far Ottawa has had snow pretty much every day in February (except one), so we are quite the winter wonderland. As can be seen by the cardinal on my birdfeeder, no one seems that happy about all this snow.

For those lovers of Monopoly out there, note the passing of the Thimble as a piece for a player, it will be dropped in future Monopoly sets. I don’t know many folks who will miss it (my Mum used to like to be the thimble).

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My Writings for Week Ending February 17th

We did have a Surprising Job Picture in Canada in January, with jobs created when none were expected. The economy continues to create part-time jobs, but maybe that is what the economy needs?

A Money Thought

We need more kids asking for personal finance education at schools!

Will the Snow ever Go?


It has snowed pretty much every day of February here in the Nation’s Capital. Most of us are fed up with it, but that hasn’t stopped some of my favorite sites putting out some great stories this week.


Podcasts our Financial Friend

I am an audio learner (i.e. I hate reading but I love listening). With that in mind here is another episode from one of my favorite podcasts.   I was on it once,  which was cool.


2016 Random Thoughts Year End

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