Weekend Links – End of September!

I can’t believe it is the end of the month already! Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely weather! Check out some of the posts I have been reading this week: 1. Scanning Code of Practice (SCOP) was an interesting article over at Canadian Budget Binder. I have only used this once so far, and when […]

Case Study #2 – September update

No changes to Case Study #2’s portfolio this month as they are still saving up to make a lump sum contribution in the next month or so. 2012 Investment Goals Max out remaining TFSA room – $14,500 (YTD – $10,500) Any remaining money will go into RRSP (YTD – $8,000) Target Asset Allocation Canadian equities: […]

Weekend Links – Last Day of Summer!

It’s been a beautiful week in Calgary! The sun has been out all week, and I was able to go out for a walk to catch up with a friend. Even though the end of summer makes me a bit sad, I do love the colours and feel of Autumn! Here are a couple cool […]

Organic Food – Worth the Money?

One of the reasons why I do the spending updates each month is to see where I can cut expenses and get it down to the elusive $2K a month that I would love to hit. Although we do have a decent bottom line each month, I am always on the look out to reduce […]

Portfolio Update – August 2012

No moves in August for me. Just collecting my dividends and watching how my allocation changes based on how the stock market is moving. As both my RRSP and TFSA have been maxed out for the year, the portfolio will probably remain unchanged for the rest of the year. So this is what my investment […]

Weekend Links: Check it out!

I read a lot of personal finance blogs. I mean, A LOT. One of these days, I might set up a spreadsheet to calculate the amount of time sunk into it. Anyways, I thought I’d start sharing some of the posts I enjoyed over the week; maybe you’ll find something that tickles your fancy. 1. […]

Free sh*t – Lite959

I love free stuff. Who doesn’t, right? But I’ve moved 4 times in the past couple of years, and packing and unpacking is a pain in the a**, so I am consciously trying to reduce the number of possessions I have. But it ALWAYS seems like a good idea at the time; I can always […]

Money and Relationships

After many discussions with the people around me, I was curious to see the effect that people in relationships had on each other in regards to money and spending. Personally, I take care of all the finances and investments. I really just enjoy updating spreadsheets while he is happier checking in at the end of […]