Mar 302013

Happy Easter folks πŸ˜€ It’s one of my favorite holidays because every year my boss would hide Easter eggs around the office for everyone else to find. I found 2 this year :0)

Cost of Education
13_03_tuitionSo many of my friends both in real life and on the internet are either having, or talking about having children. I don’t see myself having kids for at least another 5 to 10 years, if at all, lol. But a big factor in making big life decisions is money. According to a new study by the Canadian bank BMO, kids born in 2013 could pay $140,000, which includes tuition, food, and housing costs for a 4 year university degree. While inflation was only 1.3% in 2012, tuition fees increased 4.3%. I work part time at a local college and just got a 4% raise last year. So now I know where that extra money came from (^_-) Now I’m torn. I don’t want education to be so expensive, but at the same time I don’t mind getting raises. In any case, to make the best out of the situation I’ve been saving all my raises from my school job and putting them into an educational fund for my possible future children πŸ˜€

Back in the Black (Berry)
ht_blackberry_z10_q10__ll_130130_wgBlackberry, which used to be called Research in Motion, made a small 94 million profit on $2.7 billion in sales in their recent quarter. Not bad considering they were losing money last year. Their new z10 phones are doing better than expected. I’m waiting to see how the Q10 will
be received by consumers later this year because that’s the one with the physical qwerty keyboard πŸ™‚ I bought some Blackberry stocks last year around $25/share. Needless to say the company has not done well since then trading at just $15/share now, but maybe they could make a come back. Putting all my eggs in one basket is risky, so that’s why I have Apple and Google stocks as well, the other players in the smartphone market πŸ˜€

Blog roundup – Personal finance and other interesting articles from around the web
MyfijourneyΒ evaluates Microsoft stock. I’ve been looking at buying some MSFT too
Lifeandmyfinances describes what Savings Bonds are