Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Marathon Edition

Have you ever ran a marathon before?

The Victoria Marathon is happening this weekend and I am getting inspired.

This is on my bucket list but it is so challenging running websites with my regular work and playing hockey twice a week and having a new daughter. I want to do one next year – have to gauge my fitness level.

Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes Which Company Has Increased Their Dividend Over 1000%? – In late 2002 this stock was selling for about $15 to $18 a share, and the dividend was $0.19 per share. Remember a dividend is a cash payment made to all share holders. So if you bought 500 shares in this company back in 2002 for $15 each, you would receive $95 (500 shares x $0.19) in dividends just for owning those shares.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Real Estate Investing- A Viable Investment Strategy? – Find out if real estate investing is a great option for you. It may take more time, but it has a lot of benefits.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Being Frugal and Dating – Being frugal and dating is hard to do. It’s a fine line that you have to walk. Step too far to one side and you come off as cheap.

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes The Cost of Raising a Child – Raising children are expensive. You should consider ALL the costs before jumping in with both feet.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Nuggets of Information I Took Away from Popular Financial Books – I used to think that I needed to soak up every piece of information and tip that came my way—otherwise, I was wasting my time and potentially someone

TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Traits of a Profitable Rental Property – Find out what makes a successful rental property more profitable than others. Knowing these three traits can make a huge difference.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Three Things You Have To Do Immediately After Selling Your Car – I sold my beloved BMW this past weekend. There were a myriad of reasons why ranging from maintenance costs, love of driving, lack of car payment, lower insurance premiums, smaller gas bill, looking for something fun, and a host of

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Why I don’t have aggressive investments – I have always had good intuition for and understanding of risk. Too chicken to use this in spread betting, property and aggressive investments. Change?

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes DIY Home Repairs – I am no carpenter. I grew up in a time where my Dad told me it was worth my time to bring my car to the shop instead of try and fix it.

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Why I Chose To Live in a Small Home – Our homes tell our stories. They tell us who we are, what we value, what we care about, who we love, and what we dream about. Our homes expose who we are. About a month or so ago, I finally admitted to myself that our one-bedroom condo is a perfect place for me. It probably comes as a surprised to some of you because you know me as a spender and a shopaholic. Read my thoughts as to why I choose my small house!

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Highest Paying Jobs 2012 – Highest Paying Jobs 2012 is a post from: Broke Professionals if you enjoy it, please visit us and subscribe to the Feed. When I decided to go back to work in the early 1980′s, I did a bit of research to see what the highest paying and most available jobs were at the time. If found in information rewarding, so I thought I’d do likewise.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Saving Money on Home Renovations – Increase the value of your home or just want to make your house more livable until the housing market bounces back, home renovations are the way to go

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes Common Budgeting Mistakes – Find out the common budgeting mistakes and how to avoid them to keep your budget in control.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes How Much Does That Tooth Cost? – My son is now at the age when the baby teeth start falling out. I forgot how exciting this event is for kids.

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Too Hard To Save? – On the way home from the bloggers conference I sat in the middle row between two guys.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Finding The Best Credit Card Rewards – There are a lot of places that claim to know the best credit card for rewards, but the truth is that the best rewards for credit cards are truly up to the individual who uses them. The reason is that each person values things differently.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes The Saving Conundrum. Are Savers Financial Losers? – Well are Savers also financial LOSERS? Read more to find out, perhaps you’ll be surprised!

Corey @ 20s Finances writes Actual Cost of an iPhone 5 – The iPhone 5 has hit the markets and is ready for consumers. Have you calculated how much it will cost you to own the iPhone 5?

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Landlord Issues: Things to Consider Before Buying a Rental Property – Our Old House When I bought my first house in late 2004 I did so intending to use the basement area in the new addition as a room rental.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Closing Costs for a New Home – Here is Your Arm and Leg… – We are closing on our new house in a couple of weeks. Here are our closing costs and what we will have left in our emergency fund.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes How Can I Bet Against the Stock Market? – How to bet against the stock market with put options, shorting stock and inverse ETFs.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes Protection for your Money – Protection of money is not exactly a hot topic these days. Heck, most people don’t even save their money! Use some fundamentals to ensure that your money stays safe.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes Lifestyle Inflation – What To Consider Before Telling Yourself Yes – Thinking about upgrading your gadgets? Ask yourself these 5 questions before you take the plunge.

Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Spending Money On Campus Food – It’s just that it’s so easy not to make lunch in the morning, and then at night there are so many other things to do. Hey, it’s just going to happen this one time anyway right?

Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Should You Invest In Apple? – I love Apple and have pretty large exposure to it. Now some of you who’ve been around here for a while might be scratching their heads. After all, how can a guy that has an ETF eBook sign up on the right hand side of his blog suggest a specific stock to buy?

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Explore All of Your Options Prior to Attending College – I have seen this first hand as an educator and I have developed a hypocrisy that is ill-fitted for my career path. I, no longer feel that a college education is the most logical step post-high school.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes My Expensive Rescue Dog – We got F, our “new” rescue dog about a month and a half ago and she has been great. She fits right into our little family and gets along great with our other dog, T.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Do You Really Need Quicken? – What are the advantages and disadvantage of Quicken? Is it better than free online tools like Mint? Who will be best benefited by using Quicken?

My Own Advisor @ My Own Advisor writes September 2012 Dividend Income Update – Find out where I am this month on my journey to earn $30,000 in tax-efficient and tax-free dividend income.

Steve @ The Loonie Bin writes Video on Dividend Investing – I really enjoyed learning how to make these videos and as you can tell from my first one, I’m getting a little better at it. The written word can be entertaining, but I’ve always enjoyed animation and find it’s such an amazing way of expressing yourself.

CF @ The Outlier Model writes 5 Questions to ask when buying a condo – There are a lot more things to think about when you’re buying a place, rather than renting. Here are just a few things to consider if you’re living in the city and thinking of getting a condo.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes How Blogging Helped Land A Sweet Job – One of my priorities with my blog was to continue to expand my website marketing skills and beef up my resume. That way, even if my blog did not produce enough income early on I would at least be able to leverage it into getting a new job. Things did work out that way, but I never would have predicted the extent to which they did.

Savvy Scot @ The Savvy Scot writes Too Rich to Care – When asked “How much does a pint of milk cost?” What do you think famous / rich people answered? WARNING: This post might make you laugh!

Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Best Products to Buy in October – October is a beautiful time of year with the leaves slowly changing colours and the fun of Halloween. I wanted to share some ideas for products that are some good buys this month including camping equipment, air conditioners, turkeys, outdoor furniture and certain produce.

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