Weekend Business and Blog Roundup – Aug 10th

Some quick news from around the world

  • The Canadian Dollar reached a 3 month high relative to the USD as oil and metal prices became stronger. Time for some cross border shopping?
  • Our country’s trade deficit unexpectedly soared to $1.8 billion in June. This means we are importing more stuff than selling to other countries.
  • China’s export growth slows, which signals the global economy is weakening. I would take any numbers coming out of China with a grain of salt.
  • The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service reported a $5.2 billion loss for the quarter and warned it will miss benefits payment. Uh oh, maybe those public sector jobs with great benefits and pensions aren’t as safe as I thought they were.
  • US Government won’t prosecute Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs in a financial fraud probe. I guess there’s no point to investigate them because investment banks are always innocent right?

Some interesting articles from other financial bloggers around the web
The Passive Income Earner asks the question many Canadians are wondering; is RIM a good investment?
Free Money Finance gives 5 tips to make your career more rewarding if a raise isn’t a option.
My Money Design explores the phenomenon behind how poor people can seemingly afford expensive toys.
The Starving Artist weighs the pros and cons of investing by yourself or with a financial advisor.
The young lass at Add Vodka shares her knowledge on how to save money on road trips.
Your PF Pro wrote a great post on human capital, which you should all be familiar with by now.

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Random Useless Fact: This little critter below is called the skeleton shrimp. They’re no bigger than your pinky finger but they’re one of the most creepiest things I’ve ever seen (;゚д゚)

Image credit: Alexander Semenov, underwater photographer

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Not Working
Not Working
08/10/2012 6:25 am

Haha Ty for the link ! I might have a article ready by monday ! A REAL ONE!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:05 pm
Reply to  Not Working

Been a long time since you posted about poker.

Modest Money
Modest Money
08/10/2012 6:58 am

That is a creepy looking shrimp. Straight out of the Aliens movies.

I’m glad you started doing a link round up and I’m even happier that you mentioned my blog 🙂 Early on with these link round ups I would e-mail any bloggers you mentioned who aren’t regular readers. Then you’ll get the full benefits of these.

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:12 pm
Reply to  Modest Money

Good idea, just in case 🙂

Trader Rob
Trader Rob
08/10/2012 9:04 am

Looks like something right out of a Scifi movie, holly cow!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:13 pm
Reply to  Trader Rob

Maybe this is the type of stuff movie directors use for inspiration.

Trader Rob
Trader Rob
08/11/2012 6:38 am
Reply to  Liquid

Yeah totally, maybe you’re a director in another life:)

agentfang
08/10/2012 11:35 am

Your skeleton shrimp looks very pretty… I’ve seen other creepier crawlers out there!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:15 pm
Reply to  agentfang

I suppose it is in a way. Nature is full of beauty. LOL at the default profile image my blog gave you.

Steve@The Loonie Bin
Steve@The Loonie Bin
08/10/2012 2:29 pm

Thanks for the mention AND the nightmares tonight ha ha!

Liquid
Admin
08/10/2012 10:17 pm

Your welcome. Don’t forget to check under your blankets tonight (´・ω・`)

My Money Design
08/11/2012 6:41 am

Thanks for the mention!

Liquid
Admin
08/11/2012 10:24 am

Yup, any time.

JP
JP
08/11/2012 9:24 am

I like your blog Freedomthirty. Check out mine, I just started it my-ownprivate-ratrace.blogspot dot ca

Liquid
Admin
08/13/2012 8:07 pm
Reply to  JP

Looking good so far for a new blog. Interested to read the rest of your story.

yourpfpro
yourpfpro
08/12/2012 3:38 pm

Hey thanks for the mention! Cool shrimp..

Liquid
Admin
08/13/2012 8:10 pm
Reply to  yourpfpro

Yeah I love how technology allows us to magnify something so tiny into a large image with high quality details and then we’re able to share that with all our friends.