October 8, 2010, 6:52 am

Financial Ramblings – Mike The Lumberjack Edition

by: MD    Category: Financial Rambling
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first things first, I would like to tell you how much I am proud of my son; William. After a tough summer (we moved so he lost all his friends, his day care and he couldn’t play soccer because we were too late for the inscription in our new city), he recently started school and play indoor soccer for the autumn-winter season.  It goes very well at school, he made some friends and he really likes it. And if you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed that he is becomming a pro at soccer. He started the season with 13 goals and scored another 8 at his 2nd game! Since they won’t move him up (until he gets to the competition level at the age of 9), he will play with children of his age… I bet you he will have  blast! I will too, I’m the assisant coach now ;-D

Now back to my lumberjack edition. Tomorrow, I’ll trade the suit and tie for the chainsaw and an old pair of jeans ;-). We have to cut a few trees around so wish me luck (I highly doubt that I am as good with a chainsaw that I am with finance 😉 ).

It’s time for another edition of the financial ramblings!

1. Mike Holman has completed his RESP Book: The Ultimate Guide to RESPs For Canadians. Congrats Mike!

2. Canadian Apartment Investment Conference @ Million Dollar Journey.

3. Do You DIY? @ Canadian Finance Blog.

4. Making Money is Easier Than Building Relationships @ Financial Samurai.

5. Guaranteed Ways To Lower Your Credit Score @ Free From Broke.

6. Save Money on Car Insurance @ Green Panda Treehouse.

7. Save Money On Dining Out Expenses @ PT Money.

8. Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill With Excel @ Couple Money.

9. Are the Rich Socially Obligated to Support Those Who Aren’t? @ Go Banking Rates.

10. Do You Need to a Goldman Sachs Career to Get into Government? @ MJTM.

11. Dangers of Using a HELOC as Short Term Savings Solution @ Good Financial Cents.

12. Why Online Banks Are Killing Big Banks @ Studenomics.

13. Canadian Banks Expected to Raise Their Dividends @ TDGB.

14. Mortgage Foreclosure Fraud Can Happen To Anyone @ The Digerati Life.

15. DFA Missionaries – Get Out of Debt and Serve @ Debt Free Adventure.

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Comments

Thanks for mentioning the book!

Mike

Sounds like your son is adjusting well! Our daughter is going through the same thing as we moved over the Summer. She just started going to the drama club so we’re hoping this really gets her introduced to new friends and gets her excited about the new school.

And thanks for the mention (and good luck with the chainsaw!).

The new up and coming Beckham! 🙂

by: The Financial Blogger | October 9th, 2010 (6:45 am)

@ Financial Samurai,

I’ll tell ya, Canada will be part of the world cup…2035 😉

They added a goalie yesterday… he scored another 8 goals ;-D

Is soccer big in Canada? I am glad its working out for him!

by: The Financial Blogger | October 13th, 2010 (1:05 pm)

@Evan,

we are pretty bad in soccer for now but it is growing in popularity among kids. Since we don’t have a baseball team anymore in Montreal, most baseball park are being transformed in soccer field!

Thanks for the mention!