Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Sixth edition – Heatwave!

Well it seems like summer is finally here. I feel so bad for our American friends (St. Louis and Washington are setting heat records in the triple digits and multiple deaths have been reported).

Living in Victoria, BC we might get 5-6 days greater than 90F each year. I don’t enjoy the scorching heat but I will miss our annual visit to Hawaii this summer – we plan on going to Ontario in September for our daughter’s baptism and enjoying our summer on the Island.

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Freelancing Revenue Report: My First Three Months in the Trenches – I’m now in my fifth month of entrepreneurship, and things are going well so far. I’m really happy with some areas, and not too happy with some other areas.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes The Dollars and Cents of Your Bathroom – Employ a green approach to your bathroom and seerespectable savings.

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Family Finance: Property and Vehicle Insurance – What is Family Finance you may ask? It’s a new set of topics for family finances that I will be presenting over time regarding the many financial decisions a family must agree on. Agreeing on spending is one of the behaviours that can enable a family to reach financial success and build wealth.

Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes Why Do Companies Care So Much About Their Share Prices? – When you buy shares in a company, you are generally buying shares from a shareholder who is willing to sell those shares. For example if you buy $1000 worth of shares of Walmart, that $1000 goes to the seller of those shares not to Walmart.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Celebrity Tax Avoidance – One of the most infuriating things about saving, particularly if your frugality has been inspired by the current economic climate, is knowing that there are extraordinarily wealthy people out there notpaying their dues when it comes to tax.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes How to Survive a Layoff – Surviving a layoff is no small feat. It takes patience and a long term goal horizon. One needs to always be checking for new jobs and opportunities.

Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Build a Home Series: Frame, Plumbing, and the First Inspection…Supposedly – The frame for our slab is finally down, the plumbing has been added, and we just had our first inspection. Our house is finally starting to be built!

Jason @ Work Save Live writes An Envious Life – Money & Success Isn’t Always What It Seems – Money and success isn’t always what it seems, read more to find out what I mean.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Professional Profiles: Angela, the Stay At Home Mom – Stay at home mom no more: after four years as a full-time caregiver to her two daughters, this mom is returning to work and hoping to avoid career suicide.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Ideas to Save Money on Video Game Addictions – There are four video games I’ve enjoyed in my lifetime: Mario Brothers, Tetris, Sim City, and The Sims.

Hank @ Money Q&A writes 20 Things I Should Have Known About My Finances At The Age Of 20 – I can’t really remember what got me thinking about this list of what I should have known better about my finances in my 20s. Maybe itwas Corey’s list of 16 Ways To Improve Your Finances that make me think. Heaven knows that I have made a few financial mistakes along the way.

Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes How to Make Razor Blades Last Longer {Video} – A free and easy trick to make your razor blades last longer. No oil, vinegar or any of that other nonsense is necessary.

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes 3 Ways to Teach Your Kids Financial Responsibility – Find out three simple steps to teach your kids financial responsibility.

Luke @ Learn Bonds writes World Bond Funds: Do You Know the Risks? – Thinking about investing in a World Bond Fund? There are several risks unique to world bond funds that should be addressed before investing.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes Why You Shouldn’t Buy Cheap Pet Food – If you’re a pet owner, you should be aware that you could be taking a huge risk by feeding your pet cheap cat food. You could end up facing big health problems down the road.

Tyler @ PoorStudent writes Shorten Your Life With Debt – I recently wrote about how I am working at getting rid of days I have to work by investing to receive dividends. But I got to thinking again about a different way to think about things.

Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes Frugal Bike Challenge For Me and My Son – Frugal biking challenge for father and son on the weekends.

L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes 10 things under $10 that make me smile…. – I am in a bad mood of epic proportions today. EPIC. So I’d beenthinking of doing this post for awhile, and what better time than now to recap cheap (often free) things that put a smile on my face? In no particular order: 1) Iced Tea- 2.99 per gallon.

MR @ Money Reasons writes Reasons for a Non-working Allowance for Kids – This is the reasons for a non-working allowance plan for kids, and my kid’s history with such an implementation of a non-working allowance.

Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes The First Three Things You Need To Do If You Lose Your Job – Millions of Americans are out of work. Take these tips to find out what you should do ifyou suddenly lose your job.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes How Do You Become Rich? – The key characteristic between the rich and rest of us is their ability to take chances. Without risk the rewards are minimal.

Boomer @ Boomer & Echo writes Couples Money: Savers Vs. Spenders – The conventional wisdom in relationships is that opposites attract. It seems very common for a compulsive spender to hook up with a compulsive saver.

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Choose ImpulseSave Instead of Impulse Spending – It is funny how sometimes something so mundane and boring like saving money can suddenly become fun, creative and even change one’s perspective on spending. No, I am not a reborn saver. I am still an impulsive spender, but something has changed me. Just a little bit.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Best Approach to Retirement Planning – Find out how your approach to retirement planning can affect your entire life.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes Could You Survive In A One-Car Household? – Changes to my husband’s job couldmake it more feasible than ever to become a one-car household. But does it really make sense to sell our second car?

Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Government Job vs Entrepreneurship – The Battle for My Soul – Do I stick with the government job and all of the guaranteed benefits or do I branch out on my own and have complete control over what I can and can’t do?

Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Why Do We Assume We Are Smarter Than The Other Guy? – How we can be so arrogant as to think that we stand a good chance of beating the market over an extended time frame. “The market” is theaverage rise and/or fall of the market you are trading within and there is a reason why it is the numerical average!

Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes Save Money by Using Home Appliances Efficiently – Today, the current financial situation may require a much more stringent management of your household expenses. Domestic appliances account for a large portion of your home’s energy usage. There are, however, a few things you can do to trim the budget.

5 thoughts on “Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – Sixth edition – Heatwave!”

  1. Yeah it sounds like the northwest is one of the few areas that isn’t going through a major heatwave lately. It’s been pretty good weather the last several days, nice and sunny but not too hot.

    Thanks for the mention Steve.

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