June 25, 2010, 5:00 am

Financial Ramblings

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Financial Rambling
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This was my first week driving from my new place to work. It now takes 1h20 to get to work (so 2h40 per day). Why would a sane person do that? Because I am not to sane after all I guess 😉

What I really like about my new home is that it’s like going back to a vacation property each evening. I have changed my working schedule to make sure I don’t get stuck in the traffic and that I have enough time to keep blogging 😉

I guess that everything has a price; living in beautiful place must be paid through more time spent going to work!

I’ve just hired my Virtual Assistant last week and she started to work for us already. I hope everything goes well so I have more time to spend on the fun stuff: blogging!

Here are some interesting reads for the weekend:

#1 Do Not Give Me Money! @ Budgets Are Sexy. I’ll give you my Paypal address instead 😉

#2 5 Important Steps for Retirement Planning @ Christian PF

#3 Build Your Own ETF Portfolio @ Intelligent Speculator

#4 Why Asset Allocation is So Important @ Green Panda Treehouse

#5 Passive Income Earner’s investing diversification reviewed

#6 8 Common Lines of Fine Print on Rewards Credit Card @ Financial Highway (a good deal can’t be that good of a deal 😉 ).

#7 Toss The Rule Book and Write Your Own @ Balance Junkie

#8 Personal Finance and Kung Fu Panda @ Canadian Personal Blog

#9 TD offers $250 for account opening @ Canadian Capitalist

#10 Increase in Canada Pension Plan? @ Million Dollar Journey

#11 Dividend Investing Myths @ Dividend Growth Investor

#12 2 Things Investors Don’t Want in A Dividend Stock @ The Dividend Guy Blog

#13 Borrowing Money From Family @ Money Smart Life

#14 12 Essential Steps to A Property Bargain @ Couple Money

#15 Smart or Selfish? @ Dinks Finance

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Thanks for the link! Have a Great weekend!

Thanks for the mention!

Thanks a lot for the mention!

Thanks for including my article!

2 hours and 40 minutes is too long. I spend about an hour and a half a day stuck in the traffic and it drives me crazy. Just like you I put up with it because I like where I live.

by: The Financial Blogger | June 25th, 2010 (12:22 pm)

@ Stephen,

the good news is that I’m not stuck in the traffic at all (I changed my schedule so I skip traffic).

but it is a long drive nonetheless…

Thanks for the mention Mike! Have a great weekend!

Thanks for the mention Mike!!! Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Wow, that’s a pretty long commute. Do you listen to many podcasts or audio books to pass the time?

thanks for mentioning my post on borrowing money from family!

by: The Financial Blogger | June 26th, 2010 (7:48 am)

@ Ben,

I’ll try to organize myself and download audio books. this would save me a lot of time! so far, I just listen to my favorite music. thx for the idea!

Congrats again on your new place! And the VA – I haven’t had the balls to try that yet 😉

by: The Financial Blogger | June 28th, 2010 (10:38 am)

@ J,
It costs only $5/hours to have balls 😉

I’ll talk more about it in my newsletter in July!