Another week has passed by and it is time for some more ramblings! At first, I was a bit reluctant to add another post to my weekly routine. I thought that 6 posts a week could be a little bit too much. However, after a few weeks, I can say that it is not too bad. In fact, it allows me to bring a lot of small points that are not big enough to make out for a full post. So here are my thoughts for this weekend:
Apples are for frugals
Last week, we went to pick up apples with my family and friends. That day was simply amazing. My little boy was running around everywhere. He played in the park, fed the goats and sheeps, got on to a tractor and a horse ride. It was simply magic the whole day.
We spent most of the day there; we had breakfast, desert and a ton of apples for a small $50 for the four of us. It might be over for the apple seasons, but you can surely find other seasonal activities that donâ€™t cost much (Halloween would be the next one coming in my mind at the moment). These moments spent with your family are priceless.
Canadian Dollar at par
Whoa, I still remember when, not so long ago, we used to receive a little bit more than fifty cents US for our worthless loony. However, it seems that the loony became a big fat bird as we are now over the US dollar for a week now. I do not think it will stop there. Our economy (especially
The Financial Blogger Stats
It really showed that I stayed home for six weeks as my blog took a big jump. From 1,639 visits in July, the number of visits went up over 3,600 in September and there is still two more days left. At this pace, I should reach 6,000 monthly visits by the end of the year. Therefore, the monetization of this The Financial Blogger is imminent. However, I will not trade my blog to a Nascar with banners everywhere. I am well aware that my readers is the bulk of this blog and I surely donâ€™t want to piss you off. But as many blogger says, getting money from your writing is a great source of motivation!
Before that, I am presently working on a new design with one of my friend. When I started this blog, I basically took the first template I saw and got writing. I have now established my needs and Blain from stocktradingtogo.com really helped me out with his review of The Financial Blogger to improve my design. Those suggestions and my personal ideas will take effect shortly. I am very excited about this project!
It was a pretty busy week in term of carnivals. In fact, four posts from last week were featured somewhere. The Financial Blogger is making is way throughout the blogosphere!
So Blunt Money hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance, The Virtual Handshake Blog hosted the Carnival of The Capitalists, Money and values took care of presenting the Festival of Frugality and finally, The Widow’s quest hosted her how to solve money worries blog carnival. Here’s is my top 3:
#3 : The Latte Facto: Starbucks is Evil by Mr. Cheap Stuff. In the line of thoughts than The Frugal Reflex, Mr. Cheap Stuff (not Mr. Cheap from Four Pillars) explain a theory based on the fact that you should quite your unncessary spending (such as smoking, drinking and having your morning latte) in order to save more money and change your financial future. I really liked is double down technique where you can buy whatever you want, but you have to put the same amount aside at the same time.
#2 The Cancer of Short-Term Thinking by the Trusted Advisor. He basically explain all the reasons why our economy will slow down and why there is a potential recession; because we are stupid enough to not think long term!
#1 A Quick Financial Awareness Wake-up Call at the tao of making money. Golbguru writes down a pretty usefull list that we all should print and make the check up once in a while. It is good to read about financial advices but if you don’t include them in your life, it is useless.
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