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Happy New Year 2022 and #MoneyTalk

Happy New Year 2022? Can we even say that yet? After 2021, maybe let’s just say, “We hope for a Happy New Year” and leave it at that.

Over the year we have seen wave upon wave of COVID. Now we are seeing Inflation coming on strong, and natural disasters monthly. All in all a wonderful year.

I have been unable to write much due to work and family issues. I have learned a great deal about Dementia and how the Quebec Legal system works, which has been, enlightening.

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Some Numbers to End 2021

Inflation (year over year November 2021) 4.7% ⬆️
Bank of Canada Overnight Rate December 24 th 0.25%
Unemployment Rate (as of November 2021)6.0%
Real GDP By Expenditure (Q3 2021)(quarterly change)1.3%
The population of Canada (Est Q4 2021)38,436,447
CIBC current prime rate2.45%
BMO current prime rate2.45%
Scotiabank prime lending rate2.45%
TD prime lending rate2.45%
Tangerine prime lending rate2.45%
Some Useful Financial Data for Canadians as of December 31st 2021

Inflation is the scary one. So far, no reaction with Interest Rates, but they are promised some time in 2022.


COVID19 Data Canada

Click here to find an up to date graphic from the Government of Canada

Total Cases1,945,754
Total Deaths30,131
Data as of December 30th 2021

The number of cases is much higher from this time last year, but the number of deaths has doubled.


Past Writings

I’ve written or rehashed a great deal since the last one of these:



Social Media for 2022

Some of the biggest social media hits for me were:

The CRA always comes through for me!

Facebook was more interested in:

Still not sure Social Media does much, but I’ll keep plunking on it.


All Those Happy New Years

Yes, for many years I have wished you a Happy New Year

  • Happy New Year 2022 and #MoneyTalk recapped a lot of 2021 and hoped that 2022 was going to bring some hope.
  • A happy new year for 2021 ? Well it started pretty grotty, but it might get better.
  • I must have had an inkling about 2020, as I didn’t wish you a Happy New Year to start things. Hopefully with this post I have helped make the year better?
  • In 2019 I was too practical with Tangible Financial New Years Resolutions but still worthwhile thinking about it, eh?
  • For Happy New Year 2018 I had a great photo of being stuck on the 401 during a snowstorm, and links to previous New Year Messages.
  • 2017 I pointed out that you start paying CPP and EI again, so your net pay is going to be lower.
  • 2016 Happy New Year, just didn’t happen, not sure why, must have been having a grinchy holiday?
  • 2015 Happy New Year and I included a really bad joke about it being the year of the RAM in the Chinese Calendar.
  • 2014 Happy New Year again I pointed out that CPP and EI rates were increasing as well, I really am a kill joy.
  • 2013 was a Happy New Year, a celebratory Sunday was the photo to start the year.
  • 2012 I used to post best of Twitter posts, and it seems to have fallen on a Sunday as well.
  • Merry New Year! It All Starts again…  was how 2011 started, and I included a bunch of resolutions in that article.
  • 2010 New Year began with me in a new job, which was very nice, given I had been unemployed for a while.
  • 2009 started a little bleak, in that I was unemployed, and was looking for a job, during a major economic crisis.
  • Belated Happy and Prosperous New Year was how 2008 started, the economy was booming, employment was high, but there were hints of the systemic failure that was coming soon.
  • Good Bye 2008, outlined the eventful year that it was for me. Things got better, but a lot didn’t go right that year.
  • A New Year Brings Tax Breaks? The tax breaks appeared in 2007 but later disappeared, unfortunately.
  • 2006 I was still figuring out what this whole thing was going to be, but I did show some signs of a ranting good time.

Yes, I really did start in 2005.


Random Thoughts from the Past

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