With Spring starting and now summer hitting this weekend in Ottawa with ridiculously high temperatures (for April), remember the importance of getting your snow tires off quickly. Driving on your snow tires in temperatures higher than 10 degrees celsius is wearing those tires out very quickly. The exciting part is trying to get in to see a mechanic to get the tires on and off (I got in, but I had to do some quick talking to get in). Get those snow tires off (unless you live in Timmins or Sudbury, maybe wait a week or two more there).
Random Spring Thoughts
The bloggers have been busy the past little while, and there are some very interesting posts you should be keeping up with:
Where Does All My Money Go pointed out there is a new web site you should check out in The Money Belt Web Site, with some useful tools too.
Michael James points out that sometimes folks really don’t want to hear his good advice in Investing Paralysis.
Just Threaten to Leave is good advice from Ellen Roseman when it comes to dealing with most service companies. The consumer has a great deal of power BEFORE they sign a contract.
Speaking as someone who thinks hyper-inflation is just around the corner I enjoyed reading Larry MacDonald’s Inflation Fears Misplaced? post. The Bank of Canada is about to print a whole bunch more money, does that not spell inflation?
For those lovers of Twitter have a look for the BigCajunMan on there and follow me if you wish, no I do not update much, I have a hard enough time getting a daily post together, when I have my bowel movements can’t be that exciting either.
Nice list, and I would thank you, but I was lucky to move out of that cold almost a year ago. Nonetheless, nice post.
Being a former resident of Ottawa, and now a resident of California, it is kind of cool to see such a big blog being run by someone from where I used to live!
Thanks for the reminder on the snow tires. And thanks for the mention. Have a wonderful weekend.
Tanks spanky! Have a great weekend…
Spanky? Hmmm…. do I have a dog called bulls eye too? 🙂
Thanks for the mention. I got my snow tires off a little late this year. I’m sure that those extra 200-300 km of driving when it was fairly warm didn’t do the tires any good.