Skip to content
Canajun Finances Home » Random Thoughts May 2008

Random Thoughts May 2008

What I wrote

  • From my Mail Box I do get a lot of questions, but I rarely publish responses for fear of folks taking my advice. What is in my mailbox this time?
  • Income In Canada Our friends in Stats Canada put out yet another interesting article yesterday comparing the income of Canadians and specifically Canadian families. 
  • April Personal Spending The topic of what my household spends money on has been discussed before, but here is as a percentage of my entire expenditures, what my family spent its money on last month (April 2008).
  • Wealth Quickly Gained Wealth gained quickly is it appreciated? I don’t know, I have seen sudden wealth change folks, but does it have to do that?
  • Student Debt and some Random Thoughts Exploring the impact of student debt in 2008 on family finances and personal finance. Discover the challenges and potential solutions.

Random Thoughts

It is Friday again, and it has been yet another interesting week financially in this world.

Flash: De-Crapification Set Back

Never go to a Gar(b)age sale if you are trying to get rid of your crap. Our Church is running on, and I came home with something, I have however removed something from my bedroom (which is where the new item will go), however, I am ashamed of myself. I did get a trouser press for $10 however, which I think is still kind of cool, and I could bring a lot of crap back to my Church’s gar(b)age sale tomorrow, so maybe this will work out.

Feel Free to Comment

  1. Hey Cajun,
    I haven’t dropped by for a while, and I do like the new look of your site. Good to see bigcajunwife visiting as well.

    I personally hate garage sales. I think that they’re a way for transferring useless items from one house hold to another. I am grateful that my wife doesn’t care for them either.

    Despite the garage salers making some money from the sale of their junk, I think that the junk should be taken over to salvation army, or value village etc and let those who really need the stuff get it for free or for cheap.

  2. Your blog provides an interesting reading in spite of not being featured by the Globe. They should have presented a list of all the Canadian financial blogs because each one is a gem and the writers should be appreciated for their effort. Disclaimer: I don’t have a blog 🙂

  3. Also never let your wife go to a gar(b)age sale either or your attempts to get rid of stuff will be short circuited and you may end up with more crap than you had previosly -c8j

  4. Thanks for the link.

    On the subject of getting rid of extra kiddie equipment, I think it would be a good idea to set up a garage sale in a newer neighbourhood. If you have a friend running a garage sale in a new neighbourhood, you could bring a carload of kiddie stuff over to take advantage of the ready supply of parents of young children. It was nearly impossible to sell kiddie equipment in my area once all the families started to grow up. Everyone was trying to sell the same stuff and there were few buyers.

  5. Canadian Capitalist

    De-craping is on my list for this spring/summer as well. With the kids growing up, we have tons of kiddie equipment to get rid of.

    Thanks for the link. And IMO, Michael James should be on the list as well. Cheers!

  6. Agreed, I think your piece was quite good.

    Update on De-Crapification, I decided to fight back and have brought an old TV, and some other crap to the Church Gar(b)age sale, and thus have a net negative garage sale effect!


  7. Hey, thanks a lot for the link!

    I don’t think buying a house with no down payment is preferable but in some cases it is better to worry less about the down payment and more about the payments.


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Verified by MonsterInsights