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Random Thoughts: As January Ends

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One Month Down

It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating New Years, and now the month of January is already over, leaving us with cold temperatures, snow and hopefully all of our holiday bills dealt with in some fashion or another. The week showed us the specter of Inflation on the horizon (if Gasoline prices continue their upward spiral), and that in Canada a Spring Election may be in the air (given the number of Tory attack ads appearing on the television). A spring election could make for an interesting winter, will Canada finally elect a majority? I really can’t tell right now, but all is possible.

With all the snow everywhere else seems to be getting, it makes me wonder if global warming means that Ottawa doesn’t get as much snow? They sure seem to be getting a lot of it on the East Coast.

This week for me was me recovering from oral surgery and some ideas I had during my drug induced stupor over the weekend (pain killers mostly):

  • Given the coming Tax season there was a reminder with Tax Time: The Children’s Tax Credit one of those interesting tax credits some folks might forget to take full advantage.
  • With Points Overlapping I was merely espousing that you attempt to get the most customer appreciation points possible, if you were going to be spending the money in the first place.
  • I quipped their might need to be hybrid for the consumer price index given that Gas Fuels Inflation for the End of 2010.
  • I figured I’d share the economic impact of bad oral hygiene with Case Study: One Tooth, and you even got to see a picture of my odd smile.

While other Personal Finance bloggers did not join in with my obtuse discussions about oral hygiene and such, they did bring up some very interesting points as well:

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A Questionable Smile

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  • Canadian Capitalist January 28, 2011, 1:44 PM

    Thanks for the mention! Time does seem to by at warp speed these days!

  • Financial Samurai January 28, 2011, 10:44 AM

    It is quite amazing that January has already ended. Let’s make each month a good one!

  • Sustainable PF January 28, 2011, 10:34 AM

    Thanks for the mention BCM. I do hope an American company gets involved in our telecom (never thought i’d say that …) to stop the monopoly up here.

  • Michael James January 28, 2011, 10:20 AM

    Enough with the creepy mouth picture! 🙂
    Thanks for the mention.

    • bigcajunman January 28, 2011, 10:22 AM

      Note the bad shaving around the mouth too!

  • Jim Yih January 28, 2011, 10:18 AM

    Thanks for including me in your random thoughts! Keep thinking!

  • Echo January 28, 2011, 9:14 AM

    Thanks for the mention BCM, keep smiling!


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