Stupid Canadians, Spring melt-offs and Random Thoughts

Are Canadians stupid monetarily? I didn’t actually get too many replies to my query in my post yesterday, but I will stick by the statement that Canadians are mostly un-educated about money (and should seek out places to learn about money). Stupid has connotations of folks who know they are doing it wrong and don’t care, I think folks just don’t understand (but if they did, they would try not to “financially run in the hallway with sharp scissors”).

In Ottawa Spring appeared for a while, and thus there is water everywhere and everything is melting. This will cause folks to find out whether their foundations leak, and cause the Ottawa sewer system to flush millions of litres of effluence into the Ottawa River (if you live down river from Ottawa, you might want to keep that in mind if you want to swim or go fishing).

Financially Ontario and Quebec will be bringing down budgets for the current year, and the “Harper Government” will also be bringing a budget (wonder if they will be robo-calling to find out my opinion on their programs). Yes the robo-call scandal continues to heat up, should be interesting to see who in the Tories is going to have to fall on their sword to make this one go away.

Je continue mes études en français aussi.

Weekly Recap

Another interesting week with some odd reactive posts from me, but hey, that is what makes reading this site so interesting:

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Links for the Week

This week there have been a lot more giveaways this week, and with our Greek friends causing more financial grief, there was a lot to write about:

Other Bookkeeping

Slowly it will all melt away

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Is Spring Springing?

“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.”

– Aldo Leopold (seems to have a nice turn of phrase here)


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