I am finally back in Canada after a 2-month break for Parental leave. Here is a photo of me with a baby carrier drinking a coffee in Greece (not recommended or wine). I already miss the food but I missed Canada (playing hockey, my apartment, family and friends). It was a great trip but Canadians should be thankful for living in an amazing country (it may by cold but our government tries to take care of you the best we can).
It was amazing seeing the world and 13 countries with my wife and daughter.
We have some nice submissions this week.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes 13 money resolutions for 2013: Make more money – This post is part of a 13 money resolutions for 2013 series, and talks about the many opportunities you have to make extra money and have more room in your budget
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes 10 Priceless Gifts That We Can Give Ourselves in 2013! – The best things in life aren’t things, and the best things that are things in life are FREE! Here are 10 priceless gifts that we can give ourselves in 2013.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children – There are many ways to shape our children into the happy, healthy children we desire. Here’s a few tips to aid you in getting there.
Anne @ Unique Gifter writes Cheque Mate! Wedding Check Writing Tips – Important Dos and Don’ts for good wedding check writing etiquette! Simple but important tips to make your wedding gift easily received.
MMD @ My Money Design writes What is Financial Freedom – The Easy to Follow Explanation – In this post, we’re going to layout a definition to what is financial freedom and explain where we need to focus in order to achieve it.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Easy Ways To Protect Your Money – Here are some practical and easy ways to safeguard your money and ensure that it stays protected.
Gary @ Gajizmo.com writes Should I Pay Off My Mortgage? – It’s the beginning of the year and you are planning your finances. Young or old, will you be deciding to pay off your home in the next few years? Does it make sense to do so? Here are the pros and cons of paying off your mortgage early.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Saving Money for a Puppy – Families buy puppies before understanding what dog ownership will cost them. Find out how much it costs to raise a dog and how to prepare.
Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes What is a Dividend Aristocrat? – A dividend aristocrat is a company that has paid dividends consecutively for 25 years or more. Standard and Poor’s (S&P) maintain a list of US dividend aristocrats. Dividends are key to investing successfully. Dividends are cash payments made to shareholders. Once a dividend is paid it can never be taken back.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes How Much Do You Need To Save To Switch Insurance Companies? – When your car insurance is up for renewal, how do you decide whether to switch? Use this guide to find out.
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Is Netflix the next Cable model? – Will Netflix pave the way for the Cable companies for content subscription?
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Our 2012 Energy Consumption – Each year I take the time to review our energy consumption from the previous 12 months (electricity and natural gas costs).
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes The Many Inspections Needed When Buying an Older Home – We are happily settled settling into our new house; many boxes are unpacked, we’ve been able to conquer some of the work required to make it a comfortable living space, and I’ve just been able to start sleeping better in our… Read our discoveries!
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Money and Child Raising: Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers – A comparison of cloth and disposable diapers on issues of cost, environmental effect and convenience, with discussion of which diaper is better.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes Tips to Save Money on your Cable Bill – If you are currently paying $50-$60 a month for 200+ channels you rarely watch did you know you have options? Here are 3 options that will not only save you money on your cable bill but can also actually improve your programming.
MR @ Money Reasons writes My Secret Wealth Goal – Today I’m going to reveal on of my secret wealth goals. If I can conquer this goal, I should be financially independent and on my way to becoming wealth.
Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes When quibbling over finances leads to a rift in friendship. – Sometime money discussions and escalate to bad feelings, read my experience and advice.
Holly @ Club Thrifty writes The Value of Taking a Vacation – Vacation is the best thing since milk and cookies! While it may cost us a ton of money, going on vacation is essential for our well-being.
TDB @ Tax Deduction Blog writes Look Twice: The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions – Most people know the common tax deductions, but if you look hard there are lot of easily overlooked tax deductions, here is a list of them.
PPlan @ Provident Plan writes 4 Ways to Save Money in College – College is getting more expensive by the day. Saving money while in college is important in order to limit your student loans.
CF @ The Outlier Model writes How to write an awesome cover letter – It’s hard to make money without getting a job – make sure you’re putting your best foot forward with these tips on creating a winning cover letter.
Jules Wilson @ Faithful With a Few writes What I Learned About Contentment from Watching House Hunters – It doesn’t matter whether we are thinking about our home, car, electronics, job, clothing, or even relationships; we need to be grateful and thankful for what we have.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Saving Money on Renovations – Like all home buyers (particularly property virgins), we have a vision and don’t want to sacrifice what we want. That being said, we don’t have an unlimited budget. So, (surprise, surprise), we have to sacrifice some of our “wants”.
Will @ Card Guys Blog writes Fill the tank (or not), not your credit card – If you’ve ever looked at your credit card statement and wondered how it adds up so quickly, the answer might be in your gas station habits.
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes How to Make the Most out of a Small Bathroom – Although small bathrooms may seem less inviting than their roomy counterparts, there are some simple tricks you can use to make even the smallest washroom cozy and accessible.