Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Canada Day Edition

Canada Day is here finally and what a year it has been. In the past year, we have moved, been on 2 major trips, and most important my wife had our baby girl!

We are so proud of our heritage (me being Italian and my wife Portugeuese) but we are both Canadians and we love our country.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Saving Money in a Home Office – If you run a home-based business, you probably have encountered this before…Since you’re not in a normal office, should you spend money on expensive equipment? Or are there other alternatives to suite my needs? It’s a question that office workers don’t consider – they just go to their copy room and utilize the vast array

Jason @ Work Save Live writes What To Do When Selling a House – 7 Things To Get it Ready to Sell – What To Do When Selling a House After looking at potential houses to buy over the last month, it AMAZES me how many people simply don’t get their house ready to sell.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Is It Worth Holding Out For Your Home’s Asking Price? – $5,000 isn’t chump change – but it’s not the whole picture when trying to figure out whether to drop your asking price when your home’s on the market.

MR @ Money Reasons writes Victory With REITs? – This is the victory that I’ve been having with REITs over these past 3 or 4 years. It’s been an exciting time!

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes 5 Things To Consider Before Buying Your First Home – When the idea of buying a home first came to mind, years ago, I set some conditions to meet first. I figured that I would know I was ready to buy my first home.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Why I Don’t Want A Smartphone – Ok I admit that part of me does really want a smartphone, but I am just not willing to get one right now. With my current situation, the negatives simply outweigh the positives.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 9 Ways for Slackers to Make Money Playing Games – Nothing is better than making money from something you already love doing and after two years of writing for thisblog, I’m starting to believe it’s possib

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Why Every Renter Needs Renters Insurance – Every renter should have and needs renters insurance. Renters insurance is far too cheap and covers too many of your personal possessions not to protect yourself.

John @ Married (with Debt) writes Push Yourself, But Not Over a Cliff – If you’ve been following our debt payoff progress reports, you know that we are two months away from paying off approximately $100,000 in consumer and student loan debt.

Eddie @Finance Fox writes No Degree? No Problem! 8 Six Figure Jobs That Don’t Need A Degree – There are many people who do not participate in post-secondary education, and still become successful earning six-figure incomes.

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Battling Shopping Addiction: Making Behavioral Changes – Do you have Shopping Addiction? Learn how to Battling Shopping Addiction by making behavioral changes.

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes The Hidden Costs of Owning a Smart Phone – Smart phones can be great to use, but they can cost an arm and a leg. Find out if it is worth the cost.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Ways to Start a Business – Find out some of the many ways you can create your own business that don’t require taking out loans.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Why You Don’t Want to Keep Up with the Joneses – Most of us have heard about keeping up with the Joneses, this article explains why you definitely should not do this!

Dave @ FinancialConflict Coach writes The #1 Cause of Financial Conflict – It doesn’t take much to plant the seed for conflict. In fact, roughly 90% of conflict, financial or otherwise, is caused by the same thing.

Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes How Do I Get Out of Credit Card Debt? – Credit card debt is some of the most crippling debt you can have. You’re wise to get rid of it ASAP. Here are four ways ways to get out of debt without earning more money.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Crucial Questions To Ask When Hiring A Financial Planner – Crucial Questions To Ask WhenHiring A Financial Planner is a post from: Broke Professionals if you enjoy it, please visit us and subscribe to the Feed. It can be difficult to hire someone who isn’t in your field of expertise.

Kevin @ Thousandaire writes Cut Your Own Hair and Save $240 a Year – You can save a bunch of money by cutting your own hair instead of paying someone else to do it.

JP @ My Family Finances writes Frugalistas Know Better Than Income Over-Acheivers – I want to increase my savings; should I focus on cutting the frills from my budget or pursue new sources of income? Although most writers wouldagree that both are useful, bloggers tend to split into two groups: Frugalistas and Income Over-Acheivers?

Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Got Credit Card Debt? Then Don’t Invest – As you’ll no doubt have noticed, the whole idea behind this website is to encourage and guide you in the process of investing money. But there are always caveats to this procedure. The main one is to note that debt should always be taken care of first.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Is An Allowance for Kids A Good Idea? – How should kids be taught about money? Is an allowance a useful tool or is it bad for children?

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Mr. BFS Grabbed a New Hobby Job – The decrease in business has left us with some unexpected free time. Mr. BFS and I started looking into ways of monetizing that time.

PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes Funding New Business Ideas – Find out how I plan to fund new business ideas and why a small cash flow gives me the advantage.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Give Back – When thinking about giving to charity, there is a misconception that you need to have money in order to donate. This is not true. You don’t have to donate money. You can donate goods and time as well.

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes High Interest Account Review – We all keep some cash around for paying bills, for future spending or simply for emergency. While we may only keep that money for weeks or months, we all want to have it earn the best interest possible while it remains in the bank.

krantcents @ KrantCents writes The3 U’s of Success – The 3 U’s of Success is the twenty-first in a series of articles to help you reach your goal.

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Managing the Third Shift: Are You Making Time for Yourself? – For most women, managing the third shift—time for them when they can truly unwind in a guilt-free manner—is the toughest role of all. The caveat? Successful management of the third shift can mean the difference between feeling like you’re constantly spinning your wheels and feeling like you’re living your life in balance.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes 20 Ways to Not Spend Money While Onboard a Cruise, and Still Thoroughly Enjoy Yourself – Cruises are not frugal ventures. Just to purchase the airfare and tickets can cost a small fortune, let alone actual spending once you reach your travel

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes How to Save Money when Traveling – The past few weeks have been really busy with my family. My wife and I have been going to weddings left and right, as well as taking our annual vacation.

ETZ25 @ Entertainment Timez writes Dividend Stocks For Entertainment Update 1 – This isour plan of action that we want to take and the entry point that we will make our first stock purchase for the dividend stocks for entertainment.

Corey @ 20s Finances writes We Set Up a Fun Budget – I have previously talked about our jump in income over the past year. For those who don’t know, I started making a little money on the side from my new hobby and my wife got a promotion. We have been very diligent in saving and putting money towards retirement, but we never really gave in to some of our wants.

9 thoughts on “Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Canada Day Edition”

  1. Thanks for hosting, and the mention!
    Happy Canada Day, and hopefully you got some R&R over this long weekend.


  2. Thanks for the mention Steve. Sorry about Italy’s disappointing performance in the game earlier today. At least they beat my team Germany. Happy Canada Day!

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