A quieter week had some exciting news, but February started quieter than January 2008.
- We discovered yesterday that the Canadian Federal government is only $508 B in the red thanks to its paying down the debt with the surpluses they have had for the past 10 years. Only 65 more years, and we should have that whole thing paid off.
- The Canadian GDP is up 0.1% month over month in November as well, in al industries, another sign that the Canadian economy is strong(er) than its American cousins.
- After finding out that the TD website has an RSS feed that updates and tells you their interest rates, I noticed another interesting thing. The page with the credit card account interest rates has not been updated in over 6 months (May 14 2007)? Interest rates have dropped across the board, yet their credit card rate remains at it’s normal “loan shark like” rates. Interesting.
- Microsoft is offering to buy Yahoo for about $45 Billion dollars? (MSFT, YHOO) Well, if you can’t beat them, buy them is not a bad idea. Anyone who wants to spend $10 Million they can buy this web site too! Google’s profits are down (GOOG) as well, if you care about such things.
- I continue to procrastinate about getting Tax software but was interested to see that Intuit responded to the Canadian Capitalist‘s less-than-glowing review of their software package. Good for them. Read what the common folk say and learn from it!
- In Ottawa, there is a new door-to-door scam involving testing your city water, saying it is full of human excrement, and then attempting to sell you a filtration system. Gotta love it when the “flim-flam” industry comes up with a new scam.
This Week’s Posts
- Research: Books on CDs
- Don’t Pass it to the Other Team
- Employee Stock Purchase Plans
Where I did get some excellent feedback from my readers about their experiences and their opinions, keep up the great comments!
- In Search of: Tax Deductions
- Sunday Thoughts on Giving
Random Thoughts 2008
- When 2007 ended we had some Interesting random thoughts.
- For the Beginning of 2008 a good start to things.
- Some Interesting Stats and Random Thoughts for the 2nd week of 2008.
- In the 3rd week of 2008 there were more Random Thoughts
- What was Inflation like in December 2008? These Random Thoughts will tell you.
- Door to Door Scams and higher national debts helped the random thoughts for February.
- Stocks, Universities and some Random Thoughts more interesting quips from February.
- Random Thoughts – Leaky Pipes Edition an advent plumbing angle