The Tories said they are reviewing the lyrics of O Canada, while the economy is just recovering and the Government has blown more money than Paris Hilton on a shopping spree in Paris, is possibly either the most outstanding strategy ever, or the dumbest. I am not sure which. How many Canadians are worried that “… in all thy sons command…” is not inclusive, is more important than where the Economy stands, and the size of the national debt? I am sure some are losing sleep over our National Anthem, but frankly, it doesn’t grease my wheels much (but then again, I have a son, and he is commanding, so maybe I am biased).
With glowing hearts, we read many great postings this week written by financial bloggers, from the true North strong and free. From far and wide, we searched to find those posts that stood on guard for us:
- Michael James looks a gift horse in the mouth and finds a few rotten teeth in his post Overpaying for “Free” Life Insurance. We should figure out whether “free” is too expensive for us.
- Preet sure talks to a lot of interesting folks, and thanks to his chat with Michael Moore he is giving away copies of Capitalism: A Love Story — Giveaway. Remember, true love, is always saying you are sorry.
- The Canadian Capitalist has some Tips for your RRSP Contribution which is useful, even with RRSP season being over effectively.
- Larry MacDonald talks about the 2010 Budget and Personal Finance, and he should know he’ll have been locked away learning about it.
- Canadian Financial DIY points out that Canadian Computer prices might not be as big a gouge as they used to be in The Mighty CAD.
- Gail Vaz-Oxlade gives us something to think about with 8 Reasons Why YOU Don’t Save, how did she know?
- Ellen Roseman returns from a nice vacation and gets Back to Work, helping people get refunds. Vacations are refreshing, wish I knew how to go on one.
- To Succeed Financially you must Know Yourself says Million Dollar Journey, which is true. No financial plan works unless it fits how you want or can live.
Remember folks, there is a new budget and maybe soon we’ll have a new, non-descript, non-threatening and boring National Anthem. I suggest that we hire John Tesh or Air Supply to write it! Have a great weekend.
Don’t You Usually Comment on the Budget?
Yes, I’ll wait until Monday to comment on the budget. It seems I have walked into another cost-cutting world. Wonder if the Public Sector’s lay-off scares are worse than in the Private Sector?
For parents, one cool thing is that your estate can transfer (after your death) from your RRSP to your disabled child (or Grandchild’s) RDSP. This will be a very good thing for those with disabled kids or grandkids.
Random Thoughts from 2010
- So many financial questions and more random thoughts, too, to start the year.
- The Rideau skateway opened in 2010, with more financial posts too.
- Got the end of 2009 Inflation perspectives with other stories.
- Chutzpah and financial discussions always go hand in hand.
- I’ve written about financial shock collars before with some Random thoughts.
- Valentine’s Day 2010 was an OK time but I still complained.
- Remember the 2010 Vancouver Olympics? Those were heady days, moneywise as well.
- What does the Canadian National Anthem have to do with money? In 2010 it did.