Labour Day Long Weekend only marks one thing – the end of summer. Despite summer 2012 coming to an end, it was anything short of exhilarating, fun, and wild. Yes, I said WILD! Despite the fact that I’m sad to see the summer go, I’m looking forward to September and finishing off 2012 on a high – just like I started it. Here are some the more notable happenings for me between now and the end of the year:
- Vacation – Dominican Republic – Sept 13
- Canadian Personal Finance Conference – Toronto – Sept 21
- Trade Show (for work) – Sept 25
- Thanksgiving Long-Weekend Camping Trip – Oct 6
- Michigan State (Spartans) vs. Iowa Football Game – Michigan – Oct 13
- Trade Show (for work) – Toronto – Nov 10
- Birthday Weekend – Dec 22
- Vacation (location TBD) – Dec 23?
- New Year’s Eve – Dec 31
I have to admit that fall and winter are NOT on list of faves. I tend to hibernate much more in winter – which leads to packing on some pounds, especially during Sunday Football. The only thing I enjoy more in the fall and winter months is the clothing – love sweat pants, long tees, jackets, and boots.
So, despite summer coming to an end it’s going to be a great and busy finish to this year. I’m looking to finish the year strong on an already successful year, and start 2013 on another high note – hopefully making it even more successful than 2012.
How’s 2012 been for you so far? Did you have a good summer? Biggest highlight for you thus far?
Enough about me and my whacky schedule, let’s get to the real stuff…..and what we’re all here for….some awesome PF reads from this week.
Blonde on a Budget – For someone who gets a bit nostalgic every September, as back-to-school was always one of her favorite times of the year, Cait shares her story on how she saved money in college.
Cents & Nonsense – LF weighs in on the newer mortgage rules that went into effect with her post called; the evolving north American dream.
Canadian Budget Binder – Have you ever been suckered into getting a retail credit-card? Here’s someone story on lessons learned from my first retail credit card.
Barb Friedbeg Personal Finance – From one scavenger to another….although I’ll admit Barb is much better at it than I am…here’s what she dug up for a us on her latest internet scavenge – FREE AND CHEAP MONEY AND BLOGGING RESOURCES. Although there are buckets of courses and books for big bucks online, there is also a wealth of free stuff.
My Family Finances – Gas prices are rising, and there’s no indication that they’ll be cheaper anytime soon.Our friends south of the border get somewhat cheaper gas prices than we Canadians do, but we all could use a little gas saving. Here’s John’s gas saving post on how does the average family deal with rising gas prices.
Ask Ross – Many people ask the best and easiest way to access a copy of their personal credit report. Here’s Ross’s post on accessing your credit report – all possible ways. Lot’s of CHEAP, FREE and QUICK options! I was quite surprised by the list. Great job Ross!!
My Canuck Buck – MCB didn’t know what an ETF was and how it worked, so he did the best thing and found out first hand. Here’s his finding on what is an ETF and why would I want to buy one?
Evolving Personal Finance - Are You a Tightwad, a Spendthrift, or Unconflicted? Emily shares a great scoring system developed by the Spendthrift-Tightwad scale. So, what was your score?
Club Thrifty – Greg shares his view on combining finances in marriage and goes on to say that one of the best parts about getting married was combining incomes. I agree with him 100%. Separate finances is a recipe for disaster.
Thanks for stopping by and being part of this weekend’s Finance Fox Weekend Recap. We hope you enjoyed this week’s awesome reads, and see us again right here next weekend where we’ll do it all over again.
Have a safe and happy long weekend!
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