Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks October 5, 2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review

This week flew by to be honest and it felt like I spent more time outside of the home than I did inside. It was so nice out that I went for a few evening jogs and we also walked around to take in the breathtaking views of the Autumn Colours on the trees in our neighbourhood. I was speaking to me mum and dad in the UK yesterday and they asked me if the trees has started to turn. That is one thing they  miss about their first visit to Canada back a few years ago. Next time they visit they want to do the Agawa Canyon Tour up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It’s a one day tour into the heart of Canadian Wilderness and we all want to check it out. Have you done this?

I’ve pretty much put the garden to rest for the winter and now have around 12 plants to bring inside (even that pretty fern we rescued from the side of the road early in the spring). I don’t know about you but it gets depressing when I have to put everything away but I know that the snow is just another means to keeping me busy, just not with the rake.

This weekend is Thanksgiving Weekend and we are heading up to the relatives for the “eating” festivities. We enjoy getting together with out family and we don’t do it often enough. Next year we plan to do more travelling even the short distances because life is short and you never know when life will end. We also plan to make a trip back to the UK to see my family as it’s long overdue.  To my American Fans Happy Columbus Day! To My Canadian Fans enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and many blessings to you and your family.

What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder

This week was all about end of month budget and Net Worth Updates here at CBB. It’s actually my favourite time of month because I get to see how well we did financially simply by sticking to our budget. I can’t force anyone to budget that’s for sure but I can show others what it can do for them if they take the time to want to learn. I’ve had many fans who have made some life changes with their finances. I can’t wait to share one fans triumphs simply by starting to budget and sticking to it. Keep an eye out for that awesome fan post!

This week I also wrote a guest post which I like to do at least once a month for blogs that I follow and take an interest in. If you ever want to guest post for me, than send me an email. I always love to hear stories from other Bloggers who want to share with my fans.

This month I wrote a blog post titled “The Evolution Of Our Budget” which really highlights where we started and where we are today. A budget is a never-ending book that needs to be read over and over. It’s not a book you read once then put away. You need to make changes to the chapters and hope that the ending is what you set out to achieve when you lay out your yearly goals.  Please take a moment to read this post and I hope that it helps you to see where we as a couple are heading with our budget.

You will notice below that I mention I will be cutting back on the weekly links to only those that engage the most with Canadian Binder. I believe in giving but   only to those that respond and maybe say hi or thanks once in a while! So please don’t feel left out, I’m just limiting the links to those bloggers that truly have an interest in my blog and want me to share their posts with all of my fans! :-)

 Canadian Budget Binder’s Weekly Post Recap

Mr. CBB Top Blog Post Picks of  the Week And Those That Shared Us!

Thank-You for taking the time to link up to my page!

 (If I miss You..please let me know but these are the only pages I am aware of that linked to me)

Those That Shared>>>Check these awesome blogs out!

Top Blog Picks Of The Week- These are Posts I think You will Love to read! 

This List has grown so big starting next week I will be cutting it down to bloggers that interact and engage the most with Canadian Budget Binder.

  1. The Savvy Scot- Too Rich To Care 
  2. IHeartBudgets- 5 Ways Being A Stay At Home Parent Saves Money
  3. Club Thrifty- Paying For College- Should Parents Have a Say In Their Child’s Choice of Major?
  4. My Broken Coin- I’d Rather Have New Shoes Than Kids
  5. Work Save Live- How To Play The Credit Card Game And Beat The System
  6. Enemy Of Debt- I Will Now Cease Any and All Complaining
  7. Canadian Personal Finance Blog- Spending Money To Make Money
  8. Frugal Rules- Find Financial Safety With An Emergency Fund
  9. My Canuck Buck- What To Do When OSAP Collectors Come Calling
  10. Modest Money- The Benefits Of Working Part-Time
  11. So Over This- Confession I am Raising A Total Slob
  12. The Outlier Model- Slow Cooker Chicken Curry
  13. Young Adult Money- How We Saved Hundreds On Coffee
  14. Money After Graduation- A Spouse Is Not An Alternative Income Stream
  15. One Cent At A Time- 10 Low Cost Halloween Costume Ideas
  16. Finance Fox- First Time Home Buyers Flock To Social Media For Advice
  17. Fabulous And Money Savvy- Are Parents Setting their Kids Up For Failure? 
  18. One Smart Dollar- The Cost Of International Adoption
  19. Money Infant- Paying for College Without Selling Your Soul or Your House
  20. Boomer and Echo- Investors Getting Short Changed From Our Banks And Advisors
  21. Money Bulldog- Can You Still Get Bank Charges Refunded
  22. Femme Frugality- Family History For All Price Ranges
  23. LBeeAndTheMoneyTree- 5 Things To Know Before You Invest
  24. The Entry Level Dilemma- Are Store Surveys Worth the Time?
  25. CanadianMDInvestor- REIT’s Can They Be Valued? Update: No longer blogging
  26. Bog Of Debt- Top Tip For Apartment Hunters
  27. Making Sense of Cents- Rise Of The Female Trader
  28. The First Million Is The Hardest- Should I Refinance My Mortgage?
  29. Blonde On A Budget- October 2012 Budget & Goals
  30. Thirty Six Months- 10 Ways To Save Money When Buying A New Car
  31. Mo Money Mo Houses- Thoughts On Buying Properties In The US
  32. Debt And The Girl- Creating A Realistic Budget
  33. Plunged In Debt- Charging Your Kids Rent
  34. The Daily Digg- 3 Key Areas When Buying A Home
  35. Vix Money- The New Coffee House Investor

Twitter #PF Peeps to Check Out!

These are the Blogs and Websites that took the time to tweet a blog post from Canadian Budget Binder. This list will be reduced as well to tweeps that re-tweet at least twice a week! Thanks for spreading the word. So ,CBB Fans check out these awesome Bloggers who are helping me tell the world about our blog! Follow them if you like them as much as I do! If I’ve missed you, my apologies… just let me know!

What People Searched to Find Canadian Budget Binder on the Web

Search terms of the week are really a hoot! Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure.  What are you saying about them?

How we found Mr.CBB>>>>>>

Men Sexy-  Hey, we’re all about ‘sexy’ here at CBB!

Do u ask a girl 4 her hand in married before you tell her parents- Keep asking yourself this question and the answer will find you.

Canadian Tire Vinegar for house keeping- Didn’t know Canadian Tire made their own brand of Vinegar..

Mr. Invisible- So, Mr. Wow, Mr. Noodles and now Mr. Invisible….

Women never budget- I’m not touching this one…

Take care of your people and they’ll take care of you- Yes provided you can take care of yourself first.

MPAC “grow op”- Not sure if  MPAC found a “grow op” and this person is hoping to find info on whether they would be going to jail for harvesting marijuana or whether their home would increase in value because of it.

How do you say my first vacation in Canada?- Like this.. My First Vacation In Canada. Bill is in the mail! Don’t be late, I charge interest…..

Contact email address of new bank manager of Canada 2012 @yahoo.ca @hotmail.com @person.ca- Now If only I could have fans looking to contact me that badly…

Is Tetley tea stronger than Red Rose- I’m going to go out on a limb and say No. I find the tea in Canada weak but I continue to drink it.. “shakes head”

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Mr. CBB
I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB
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Comments

  1. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    Thanks for the mention Mr. CBB! I hope that you have a great time with the family and a wonderful Thanksgiving. It looks like you might have missed that I included you in my roundup this week. No big deal, just wanted to make sure you know that the love was shared for you over on Frugal Rules. Love the search results too, always good for a laugh.

    • Hey John!!
      If you were talking about today’s post it will end up on next Fridays post. I’m sometime a week behind since I try to have all my links ready to go by Friday.. if that makes sense. On occasion I toss one in if I’m working on it and I see it come in and I still haven’t seen the ping from your post which is odd. I commented on it and it’s sitting in the post for next week already to rock and roll mate. Cheers for dropping in.. Happy Columbus Weekend!! Mr.CBB :-)

  2. I wonder if people search weird things just so you can mention them here?? LOL
    :-) Keep up the great work!

  3. Mary F Campbell says:

    And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs CBB too! Remember to take your camera…those pic’s will become priceless when someone is missing from the group. Drive safely!

  4. Thanks a bunch for the mention. Have an awesome weekend.

  5. Thank you so much for including us in your roundup this week! Your weekly roundup posts are always so thorough and I always enjoy them. Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    • Cheers mate! This post is actually the one post that takes the most time to put together. That’s why I really want to focus on bloggers that have content that is relevant to CBB and all of my fans who I love to share with especially on Facebook. I also want to know they love what I put out as well. Cheers and enjoy your weekend.. Turkey here I come! Mr.CBB

  6. Christine Weadick says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’ll be cooking a turkey here so I’ll be getting out some cranberries for the sauce and bits and pieces of bread from the freezer for the dressing. I have a bunch of plants in the enclosed front porch right now. The ones I want to keep over the winter will likely end up in the basement, I’ve some geraniums I’ve had for a few years that get by there. I had the truck at the shop today having the winter tires put on and checking things over for the winter. When the boys put the all seasons in the garage they put the garden tools in too and got out the snow shovels….. just in case. That nasty 4 letter ‘S’ word has been heard in long range forecasts so best be prepared……I’m not looking forward to driving in that nasty white stuff but I do know how to handle it. Living in the snow-belt you learn ……..we’re subject to the lake effect here and it can be scarey!!! Drive safe on your travels!!!!

    • Hi Christine,
      Sounds like you will be a busy lady this weekend. We have no snow here in Ontario yet (fingers crossed) it’s been lovely out every day with the odd bit of rain. It’s getting cooler at night now but that’s ok. I dread the winter as well but I don’t mind it all that much, just the shovelling has lost it’s WOW factor since I moved here lol. Well enjoy your holidays darling and we shall chat soon. Cheers Christine.. Mr.CBB!!!

  7. Thank you so much for adding me!! {FYI the hyperlink you have is for WP.com-I’m now self host (plungedindebt.com). A friend of mine lost 2 years worth of blogging last week with .com so I decided not to mess around anymore!} Have a Great Thanksgiving!!

  8. Thanks so much for the mention! I agree with you all the way that budgets are something that are constantly evolving and have to be periodically reevaluated. We’re in the process of looking at ours right now.

  9. Thanks for the mention mate! Sorry I havn’t done a best of september, the house move has set me back, It’ll be back in October!

  10. Thanks for the mention! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  11. How exciting to have snow! Where I live it never snows :( In fact its just turned spring so I’m getting out in the garden making sure my herbs and veggies are getting cracking.

    On a side note – Some of those search terms are hilarious!

    • I’ll trade ya! Where do you live mate? Snow used to be exciting but not so much any more! There is no snow here at the moment, it’s Fall, the leaves are tumbling to the ground and beautiful colours surround us. Cheers and enjoy.. ya love those search terms.

  12. Enjoy your Canadian Thanksgiving! I can’t wait till ours. It’s one of my favorite holidays.

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