This year Thanksgiving falls on Monday, October 8, 2012, which also happens to be earlier than usual. Generally the Canadian Thanksgiving always takes place on the second Money of every October. For all our American friends who may not know, Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday across Canada, with the exception of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island.
I enjoy Thanksgiving weekends, and not because I get an extra day to sleep in, but because I have much to be grateful for. Everything from my life, to great family and friends, new love, old love, and even this blog and the fortune of having all of you stop by everyday to comment, question, promote and all the support. THANK YOU!
Even though I won’t be having turkey this weekend, I’ll still be getting together with the family for dinner at my parents for some great roast and lot’s of yummy sides. We tried the turkey thing before, but being a small family too much went to waste.
Have a nice weekend everyone! Enjoy the turkey dinners, but more importantly the quality time with your family!
Here are this week’s 10 personal finance reads that you might have missed, yet that deserve all the praise:
The College Investor – Has thinking about money ever kept you up at night? There could be many things keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep, and money is just one of them, so what keep you up at night?
Thirty Six Months – Purchasing a car is not a decision that should be taken lightly, especially since it’s the second largest purchase that most people will ever make in their lifetime. Here are 10 ways to save money when buying a new car.
My Own Advisor- You think term always beats whole life insurance? Think again! Nobody hopes to pass away at age 65 but it’s nice to know your family is financially protected in the worst case scenario.Here’s a great argument on term insurance vs. life insurance.
Work Save Live – A monthly grocery budget will vary widely based on income and family size. If you think your monthly grocery bill may be out of whack, here are six ways to save money on groceries.
Passive Cleaning Income – There really is no right answer on how much you should charge your clients for cleaning, however you don’t want to overcharge by submitting a quote that is significantly higher than the competitors. Here are a few suggestions on how much to charge for cleaning services.
Dividend Ninja – Avrom’s post shows you how to apply quadrants in comparing yield vs. payout ratios for better understanding your portfolio. It’s not overly complex, and when you see the methodology, you will quickly realize how effective of a tool it is to help you initially select quality dividend stocks.
Prairie Eco-Thrifter – Buying a lottery ticket isn’t as stupid as you think, then again any conscious saver will tell you that spending money on the lottery is a waste of money. But, how are you supposed to win if you don’t play? Here’s a great perspective on the topic.
Untemplater – Have you ever been booted out of an all you can eat restaurant? I haven’t, but here’s a story on two guys who got booted from a restaurant for being pigs. Should they sue or is this a blessing for them?
Outlier Model – Budgeting is not about how much money you make, it’s what you do with it. Save the cash, save the headache, and most importantly budget every month.
See Debt Run – An inspirational story for all of you in debt and looking to get out. Here’s one family’s debt tale, and them seeing the end of debt in sight as they’re on the verge of becoming debt free. As someone who was once there, I love stories like this as I can relate. Great job!!
That’s it for this week’s edition of Finance Fox’s Weekend Recap. 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.