The best of Canadian Budget Binder 2013

THE BEST IS YET TO COME   The 2013 year has gone by so fast and with 2014 looming around the corner I am looking forward to our third year here at Canadian Budget Binder. Over the past two years I have been met with many ups and downs here the biggest being re-designing the blog which took nearly a full year. Personal finance has been a passion of mine for many years now and it’s been wonderful learning about Canadian personal finance and reading what others have to say while sharing my personal insights and stories. I especially love to share fan stories because the blog is for the fans, this is what I’m here for, you. A huge positive for Canadian Budget Binder in 2013 was bringing Katrina and Nicola on board with me to share their insights and recipes. They are both my rock here and committed to helping others as much as I am and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Although Canadian Budget Binder is all about personal finance we all have to eat and eating costs money. Food is a huge part of the success of this blog and it’s here […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES   Good Morning to all of you reading this Christmas greeting hopefully with a smile on your face and a hot cup of coffee or mug of tea in your hands. I just wanted to take a moment to thank-you for your continued support here at Canadian Budget Binder because without you there would be no blog to read. Have a fun-filled day with your loved ones, eat and drink lots and make memories that will last you a life-time. It’s these times that we remember how thankful we are to be so blessed. If you are going to brave the crowds tomorrow to go Boxing Day shopping I wish you all the best of luck finding that bargain you were hoping to find. It’s time for me to get up, get crackin and dive into some chocolate and coffee for breakfast.  Mmmmm Merry Christmas and all the best in 2014, Mr. CBB xo     Are You New To Canadian Budget Binder? Follow Me on Social Media:  Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest , Stumble Upon,  Reddit and Google+ Don’t forget to Subscribe to the blog so you get my daily email. If you need to get in touch with me the best way […]

Christmas Countdown: Traditions for a lifetime of memories

WE ALL COME TOGETHER FOR LOVE   December is here and with that the countdown to Christmas has begun. Christmas traditions are something that many families carry on to make Christmas a special and memorable time for their loved ones. Mr.CBB and I recently had a brief conversation about Christmas this year and how I will not see most of my family. He made the comment to me that the older you get the weirder life gets and weird would be an accurate description of my first thoughts about how Christmas will be this year. As families grow and many want to start having their own Christmas morning with their kids in their own home, things change and this is why Christmas traditions become so important. Some traditions may not be able to continue forever but can certainly make some memories that can last a lifetime. Spending time with family and friends and helping those in need is more important to me than any gift my kids and I may receive. It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialization of the holidays and forget the true meaning of Christmas but that doesn’t mean you have to celebrate like Scrooge. […]

Christmas Shopping: Online or In-store?

SHOPPING OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Did you know there are only 40 shopping days left until Christmas? With Christmas being not too far away the rush to get one’s Christmas shopping finished begins. Whether you plan to pack your suitcase full of gifts and jet off on holidays to see the family or shop right at home you can easily access shopping at your fingertips without stepping  foot out the door. While some people prefer to shop only in stores there are many people who will choose to do the majority if not all of their shopping online. Tablets, smartphones and free wi-fi access offered in places like Tim Hortons and McDonald’s, have made online shopping even more convenient than just being able to shop from the comfort of your home. Though convenient, online shopping may not always be the best the choice when it comes to your finances and your Christmas budget.   Online shopping   Online shopping allows you to shop from the comfort of your home or really anywhere you are able to gain online access. Shopping online you avoid having to deal with overworked sales people, waiting in long lineups or having to drive […]

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