It is Friday again, and it has been yet another interesting week financially in this world.
- There is now serious talk of Gasoline going for $200 a barrel, which would mean it’s price in Ottawa would be around $2.20 a liter, which may well cause folks to seriously look at alternate transportation methods.
- I reviewed my Family’s Personal Spending for April and found some interesting spending oddities of my own.
- Ellen Roseman asked a good question about Who Speaks for Investors, and she was part of a group who tried to, and was even asked to, however, not much seems to have come out of her work.
- Stats Canada talked about how Family Incomes haven’t really changed too much in the past few years, certainly doesn’t look like it keeps up with inflation.
- The Canadian Capitalist asked us if We are Comfortable With our Portfolio, I think my answer is, it’s doing ok, but it would be nice if it doubled tomorrow.
- The Government has an Auditor General to make sure spending doesn’t get out of control, shouldn’t we all have our own Personal Auditor General?
- Any way to control your spending is by creating Artificial Scarcity in your own money supply according to Michael James.
- My mail bag does have some very interesting things in it, as well.
- Finally the Globe and Mail is having a poll about picking the Top 5 Financial Bloggers in Canada , I note I am conspicuous by my absence, but I am not bitter, where did I leave my copy of the Ottawa Sun? I’d vote for the Canadian Capitalist myself (but I would have also included Michael James on Money on that list as well).
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.