Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – 9th Edition – Dog Days of Summer!

It is finally getting hot here in Victoria, BC. We took it easy this week and it was fun being outside but our poor baby was so hot (she is not warm blooded like her mom and I)!

Here she is in her “Dynasty” hat (I finally bought her a toy – ball with holes in it with a shaker in it).

Isn’t she so cute with her big hat! Did anyone get the “Dynasty” reference?

CF @ The Outlier Model writes What to buy at the dollar store – Buying household items at the dollar store can save you a lot of money – but what is actually worth buying? Read on to find out!

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Money Saving Discounts – We are all familiar with couponing thanks in large part to the Extreme Couponing shows that air on cable. Recently, businesses have turned to using the internet to offer discounts through coupon codes.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Green, Frugal Alternatives to the Gym – There are plenty of things that can be done that are both frugal and eco friendly that have nothing to do with belonging to a fitness center. I’ve broken them down per season.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Ways We Are Costing Each Other Money – I was watching TV while babysitting (after the kids went to bed) and had the only thing that seemed half interesting was a show about shoplifting.

MMD @ My Money Design writes How to Retire on 500K with the Greatest Potential – Is it possible to retire on 500K? It may be tough, but there are certainly ways of maximizing your options while creating a safe portfolio.

PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Passive Income by Leasing a Car? – Have you ever considered passive income by leasing a car privately? I have! Here are the details.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Financial Check-Up; Our Vacation at Cape Ann – Broke-Ass Mommy is a blog that chronicles the tribulations of being a mother with limited income

Jacob @ I Heart Budgets writes How To Save Money: Billing Mistakes (Part 1) – Have you ever looked at your bills closely? You may be over-paying them and wasting hundreds! Read how to save money on bills and keep more cash!

Jason @ Work Save Live writes Teaching Children about Money – Teaching My Future Children about Money I was in the store the other day and ahead of me in line was a little girl with her mom. The girl was throwing a tantrum about not getting a candy bar. Talk about annoying.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Fancy Vacation: Your Kids Won’t Remember A Thing – It seems talking to people over the past couple of years that taking a memorable fancy vacation is important thing on the minds of many parents.

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes How To Invest in Gold – Gold can be seen as a safe haven for many when confidence is low in the markets and in the economy. Gold value per ounce is a regular metric being shared globally through daily news along side your country’s currency and oil prices.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts – Do you find yourself saying that you don’t have enough money? Is it hard to find the pennies necessary to pay the bills? Saving money can be difficult at times for a lot of reasons. Whether it is because you are stuck in contract to lease a car or can’t stop yourself from buying the latest, greatest item, it can be hard to save money.

Kevin @ Thousandaire writes I Spend Less than 50% of My Pretax Income – As I was updating my net worth this month I realized that my net worth has increased over $31,000 in the past 12 months.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Mustang Budgeting and Other Methods of Implementing a Budget – On the way to work one morning I started playing with the speedometer button on the Mustang. One push of the button showed me the length of each trip.

Justin @ My University Money writes Things That Universities Don’t Want You To Know – Universities are known for making money by any means necessary. Look around for opportunities to bypass their monopoly once in a while.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Learning How to Save Thousands on Your Mortgage – Find out some basic tips to save money on your mortgage.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Sustainability Isn’t Black and White – While doing the green thing seems like it makes sense, especially when you spend the same amount of money, one should really examine purchases critically.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes When Does Your Frugality Become Unethical? – Can frugality become unethical? Where is the line we cross when pinching your pennies is no longer morally acceptable? Are some cases of being frugal borderline illegal too?

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Scoring $1200 in Travel Vouchers – It’s no secret that most airlines oversell their flights anticipating a certain number of no-shows. Here are tips to receive free travel vouchers!

John @ Calling the Puts writes Why Are So Many Personal Finance Bloggers Broke? – My observations and thoughts on why so many personal finance bloggers are broke and why my blog is doomed.

JP @ My Family Finances writes How to Make Your Recipes Cheaper and Healthier Too – Cutting down the average family grocery bill means making small changes to how you cook. However, those changes can mean better quality and healthier food.

Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes Would You Accept Food Stamps If You Didn’t Need Them? – If I qualified for food stamps, I’d get them. After all, every dollar I save on food is a dollar I can invest in my business.

Earth and Money @ Earth and Money writes Investing to Save the World – Eight ways you can help promote a healthier world through your investment habits and actions.

Sicorra @ Tackling Our Debt writes 30 Simple Ways to Save Money – What happens when you suddenly realize that you are actually living pay check to pay check, or worse yet, you are barely able to pay your bills on time? If you suddenly find yourself in a situation like this here are 30 simple ways to save money throughout the year.

Jason @ Modest Money writes Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home – Buying a home can be one of the most exciting times in your life. However, in many cases the initial rush of emotions and thoughts of being a homeowner cloud our minds from making an intelligent decision – one that will be best for your financial future.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Many Are House Poor and How You Can Avoid The Same Mistakes – One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen friends (and acquaintances) make is to buy a home that’s simply too expensive for them. House poor…

Greg Field @ NerdWallet writes Find the Best No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards – NerdWallet’s review and picks for the best cards out there with no foreign transaction fees. Great for any travelers, Enjoy!

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Why $200 Lost Gambling Was Better Spent Than $200 Cirque Du Soleil Tickets – In all, we spent about the same amount on the Cirque Du Soleil tickets as we lost playing Craps over the weekend. Where did we have more fun?

Teacher Man @ Young And Thrifty writes Mutual Fund Managers = Minor Leagues – Mutual funds managers don’t hold a candle to the hedge fund managers. They make TONS of money and its almost impossible to replicate.

My Own Advisor @ My Own Advisor writes August Update – 2012 personal finance and investing goals – I typically share an update on our financial goals every quarter or so, but I’m ignoring that structure based on some good news to report. As of this month, 2 goals now down, 4 more goals to go!

Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Celebrity Couponers – Did you know that these celebrities all clip coupons? Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kate Gosselin, Hilary Swank, and even NBA star Rob Hibbert clip coupons. Couponing is really in vogue these days so we created an infographic that shows the popularity of coupons with celebrities.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Red Flags of Personal Finance – A red flag is an indicator of potential problems. It means danger, stop or caution because of something ahead of you. In personal finance there are a number of things to watch for or avoid to be successful.

Bridget @ Money After Graduation writes make pre-payments on your student loan debt to make progress – On Monday I blogged about how much I’ve overpaid my student loans.

Holly @ Club Thrifty writes Why I Prepay My Mortgage – Retirement planners and finance geeks look at me like some sort of circus freak when I say I’m prepaying my mortgage. Here are my reasons.

Lina @ Baby Alerts writes 7 Easy Ways for Moms to Save Money – With the tough economic time we have been facing, the role of mother has gotten even tougher. There is less money to go around, and if anyone has ever risen a child, then you know how expensive it is. Indeed, it is a tough world out there for most mothers, and when it comes to the expenses of raising a child there are a number of ways to save money.


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