November is a fairly important month in my books, aside having a lot of birthdays to attend for some close friends throughout the month, November also happens to be Financial Literacy Month. Yes, this is a Canadian thing for all of my American friends who aren’t aware. This year’s Financial Literacy Month was a little different. Aside from many great articles pertaining to personal finance on the web, Glen Cooke at Life Insurance Canada, he organized Blog For Financial Literacy – a campaign aimed at sharing “My Best Financial Tip” by some very skillful Canadian personal finance bloggers. The intention was to provide financial information to Canadians in a simple and easy to form and in turn supporting financial literacy.
Before I get into this week’s Finance Fox Weekend Recap, I wanted to share with you a list of the “Best Tips” from other Canadian bloggers who participated in this years Financial Literacy Month.
- Pay Yourself First – My Own Advisor
- Pay Off Debt – Canadian Finance Blog
- Reconcile the Bank – The Blunt Bean Counter
- A Simple Plan – Canadian Couch Potato
- The Most Important Part of Your Life Insurance Policy Is... – Life Insurance Canada
- Budgeting – Canadian Budget Binder
- Kaizen and Continuous Improvement - Grocery Alerts
- Don’t Spend More Than You Have – Self Help Happiness Blog
- Big Surprise – Blonde on a Budget
- Why You Should Start Investing Now – Dividend Ninja
- Think Critically – Timeless Finance
- Why You Should Avoid Mutual Funds – The Dividend Pig
- Maximize Your TFSA – The Loonie Bin
- Make More Money – Boomer & Echo
- Plan Ahead – Saving Mentor
- Budgeting is the Key to Financial Success – Finance Fox
- Mutual Fund Fees Hurt Your Retirement - Avrex Money
That’s all for all the great Financial Literacy posts. In case I missed you, please shoot me an email with your link and I’ll gladly add it to the above list. Now, here are some more great money related reads from around the web by some pretty sensational bloggers.
One Smart Dollar – Friends are amazing when it comes to keeping yourself accountable and pushing yourself to the max. Starting a business with a friend simply won’t work. Your friendship is worth more than any business. That’s why you shouldn’t start a business with a buddy.
Work Save Live – For someone who doesn’t eat bacon, this recipe for bacon and egg muffins looked pretty delicious. Maybe turkey bacon could work?
Yakezie – Surviving Google updates is one thing, but did you know that thin content is out and thick content is in? It’s the wave of the future according to this article, and I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Edward Antrobus – There is a better option for how to get rid of an old computer. SELL IT!! Here’s how to sell an old computer.
Balance Junkie – Everywhere you go, everyone and their mother are offering 0% financing. Sounds attractive, but is it really? Here’s a great breakdown by Jim on 0% financing a car.
Give Me Back My Five Bucks – We all love outlet malls. I ADORE outlet malls, but have you ever thought about the tricky ways outlet malls get you to spend your money?
Eyes on the Dollar – Monthly cooking is a great way to have homemade meals without rushing around at the end of the work day. So, can one a month cooking help your grocery budget?
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.