The Grass has Riz?
In Ottawa, spring seems to be starting very early this year, with the second week of March looking more like the last week in April, but those of us who have lived here long enough know it is a little early to start thinking about taking off your snow tires. I will be keeping them on until the start of April, and even then, you never know.
Thoughts in Personal Finance
The financial bloggers had some thoughts for this week, which don’t reflect the weather, but still might help you get a spring in your financial step:
- Larry MacDonald wonders if those of us in Ontario show Buy Before the HST Hits? Makes me think I should get my new windows put in before July 1st.
- Michael James has been busy this week, being a proud Dad, watching his son win a Gold Medal at OFSAA, but he did have time to post a review of the book, The Investor’s Manifesto, which does have one great line in it: “…If you act on the assumption that every broker, insurance salesman, mutual fund salesperson, and financial advisor you encounter is a hardened criminal, you will do just fine…”, wow!
- The Couch Potato talks about The Ethical Couch Potato and whether ethical investing is a good idea or not. Ethics and making money are an interesting mix.
- Preet at WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo has a guest poster talking about Going Bankrupt and Rebuilding Credit in Canada (this is a pointer to the first in a series of posts). Bankruptcy is serious business that is for sure (even in Canada).
- A re-vamped Canadian Capitalist talks about Auto & Home Insurance Premiums on the Rise in Ontario. The Capitalist is getting some folks saying he has “sold out”, me I wish him good luck and hope his new look works.
- Do you like to Talk Money with Your Honey? Evidently some folks don’t and this worries Gail Vaz-Oxlade a great deal (and I agree, money is the 800 lb. Gorilla in the corner nobody wants to talk about).
- Million Dollar Journey has a guest post that points out that Life’s Lessons Are Not School Chemistry Chapters and thus easily forgotten. Very true, hopefully we will all remember the valuable (if not painful) lessons we learned in this latest economic downturn.
- Video sedation should never be discounted in it’s value especially on long car trips (for children) and Four Pillars learned that when they purchased a Portable DVD Player to Amuse Kids on Car Trips. It’s a great idea, the only issue is, then kids expect movies everywhere, what do you do then?
Enjoy the budding trees, growing tulips and sprouting grass (and for those of us with seasonal allergies our daily dose of anti-histemines). Enjoy the weekend.