Hello friends in Bella Bella Did you feel the recent earthquakes? Hope it didn’t do too much damage. Hello friends in Ontario and everyone else who was affected by the big storm Best wishes to you and your families.
November is financial literacy month. It’s when a bunch of organizations come together to raise awareness and share knowledge about personal finance to help people make responsible financial decisions. There are lots of free seminars, and workshops that will be going on across the country throughout this month. If you’re bored, check out the fcac website to create your calender and find out if any events are near you ^_^
On another note, I was inspired by agent Fang’s wraps last month and decided to make my own version. I like to call it the 5 minute breakfast burrito. Because it takes 2 minutes to prepare and 3 minutes to cook :0) We’re all busy in the mornings so this is a good way to have a meal without wasting a lot of time.
Step 1: Grab a soft shell tortilla, some sausage, eggs, and mushrooms
Step 2: Cube sausage and shrooms and crack the eggs over them
Step 3: Cook over stove top on high heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring constantly
Et Voila! Wrap the contents with the tortilla and serve with salsa. The 5 minute breakfast burrito. Enjoy (✌ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞
PF and other interesting articles from around the web
-Brian and CF at the Outlier Model have their own garden. Since we’re on the topic of food today, they shared some tips on how to prevent food waste.
-Speaking of growing things. Cultivating your retirement savings doesn’t have to be complicated. This infographic at frugalrules.com explains.
-Is having an emergency fund imporant for you? I’m still debating whether it’s for me or not. But Jeremy from modest money changed his mind about it after realizing how stressful it can be without having one.
-If you, or know anyone else who owns a Kia, or Hyundai vehicle then you may have already heard that owners will get reimbursed due to a recent audit. Sarah illustrates a simple example of just how much money is coming your way
-If you like cheap phone bills, you might enjoy what Leslie has to say about living without a smart phone.
-In real estate news. A neighboring city of Vancouver just sold a home for 33% below assessed value. Talk about a buyer’s market. The Whisperer shares more details about these so called “million dollar homes.”
-Speaking of houses. Some people prefer a bi-weekly mortgage payment rather than a monthly one. I personally prefer monthly, but which one’s better? Harry explains how he would make a compromise.
-Do you have your own family. If so, maybe it’s time to think about making a will if you haven’t already. This Country Girl wrote up a great breakdown to describe just what is involved with a will.
-And while we’re on the topic ;0) My Own Advisor sheds some light on why a will should be an important part of a sound financial plan.
-Mo&Mac shares a catchy song on youtube about cheap clothes and frugality lol. Warning, it has explicit content.
-Fellow Vancouverite Mo Houses just got into running. It’s a great form of free exercise and you can do it any time. Why am I not doing this?
-Rebecca’s family was one of the many victims of Sandy. She shares what she has experienced through it all and how she learned to appreciate the simpler things in life.
-How much do you plan to spend for your wedding? Apparently it costs Canadian couples over $23K on average. But Mr. CBB has some ideas on how you can still have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.
-If you’re thinking about starting up your own company Mr. MMD has some suggestions on how to make the most of a small business budget.
-The US presidential election is next week. Who are the blue collar working class of America going to vote for? TB makes a great argument for his and his co-worker’s decisions.
-Ms. V from Vixmoney reviewed a personal finance book and posted what she took away from it. It’s a great list of tips to follow for anyone starting to invest.
-Michelle who recently graduated has some unfortunate but necessary warnings about the reality for new grads in the work force.
-How much impact does the government and its arm’s length regulators have on DFI and foreign takeovers? Quite a lot it seems. Alex fills us in on the policies affecting our business relationships with other countries.
Random Useless Fact: Here’s a map to show where recent visitors of this blog came from. Lots of readers from North Ameirca and Europe I see :0)