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Random Thoughts: Labour Week Over

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Back to school is now in full swing with most students starting this week, and stores filled with frantic parents looking for new school supplies, and kids already complaining about having too much homework. It is a wonderful time of the year.

For me, as an epilogue to my student computer safety tip one of my daughter’s broke the day before leaving for school and I ended up having to buy her a new one (because it wouldn’t boot because the boot track had been destroyed). Yet another fun unplanned expense to add to the list of them for going back to school. I think we got everyone off in one piece, but holy crap that is expensive.

More roller coaster rides on the markets as well, along with exciting weather too. This could be a very interesting fall, that is for sure.

This being a shorter week I enjoyed the time off from work, but did try to keep my writing up as well:

  • I started my discussions of the new Airline baggage fees in my Sunday’s Best post, but I couldn’t just leave the concept there, but I did take Labour Day off, so you only saw more on Tuesday.
  • Air Canada and Baggage Fees one solution put together a plan on how to save the cost of paying for your bags, while having some fun with clothing. Will it work? Not sure, but it might make a strip search, very interesting.
  • School starting again means we should talk about RESP: Back to school reminders for those still putting money into the program, or attempting to extricate their funds as well.
  • Given the current global economic relapse it is not surprising that loose money policy continues in Canada however there is now even talk of lowering rates? Holy crap on a cracker.

Other financial folk are looking at the mess the global economy seems to be in, and have some more commentary on this mess:

Other Bookkeeping

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  • My Own Advisor September 10, 2011, 9:56 AM

    Thanks for the mention, have a great weekend!

  • Sustainable PF September 9, 2011, 7:31 AM

    Thanks for including our article BCM. We’re not that close to the border so we don’t do as much shopping down south as we likely should. But hey, the govt has a “commission” looking into the disparity in prices now. *yawn&

  • Michael James September 9, 2011, 8:26 AM

    Thanks for the mention. I bet a bar of gold would work well to prop up my monitor a little.

    • bigcajunman September 9, 2011, 8:37 AM

      You could also use it as a base for your deck footings too! Is there anything Gold (Au) can’t be used for? Oh yes, currency….


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