Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks September 7, 2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review Zoom, Zoom that’s how my week has gone once yet again but I am optimistic I will keep the engine rolling right through the weekend. A shout out to all the Personal Finance Bloggers at Fin-Con 2012 whom I’m sure are having a great time will come back fully charged with lots of information to share. Learning from each other and sharing were 2 of my number one priorities when starting this blog, not money (obviously as I’m still not making any). Thanks to everyone who mentioned Canadian Budget Binder in the past week, much appreciated. It’s been lovely to see people taking the time out to say I read something of yours and I want to share it with my fans as well. The only competition in the Personal Finance world is the competition you set up for yourself. No one likes someone who always talks about themselves so spread the word and tell others about ways they can learn. So, a big thanks to everyone that took the time to mention Canadian Budget Binder or simply stopped in to leave a comment or chat with me on Facebook and Twitter! What’s Been Happening at Canadian Budget Binder Not […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Pics Aug 31,2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review This week seemed to fly by so fast that I hardly had a moment to enjoy it. I’ve slacked in certain areas of my life simply as there hasn’t been enough time this week. I’m hoping in the upcoming weeks to be back to somewhat of a normal routine. I’m sure most families that have young children or students off to University or College will be busy this upcoming week. With Labour Day just around the corner life will get a bit chaotic. For others it’s a time to relax and enjoy the long weekend, like me. What are your plans for the long weekend? I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing when kids go back to school but most of my mates are happy their kids are off and away. Sort of like “don’t let the door hit you on the way out”, ok not that bad. Don’t forget to send your University and College kids off with a Student Budget. Give them the knowledge they need to get ahead in life. If they take it, it’s their win! As mentioned earlier this week we have harvested at least 5 […]

Mr. CBB’s Blog Post Picks Of The Week Aug 24,2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review Working lots of hours has set me back a bit this week but I never turn down some juicy overtime, although it’s almost every week. I’ve finished the painting for the time being this week and am now going to use my “secret weapon” to contact the landscaping company to see what the heck is going on. There’s nothing worse than a business not returning a customers phone call. It’s been over 2 months since our visit, picked out everything we wanted. This bill will be in the thousands $$$ and we get one phone call saying our steps did not come in. Have we heard a peep since…NOPE! A good reason never to pay any money up front. So maybe we will have to find a company in the GTA that wants to make some money but first I will unleash….”Mrs. CBB”. She’s the Queen of negotiations and really enjoys talking on the phone, where I hate it. Hopefully someone will step up to the plate. Other than that we are taking it slow, soaking up all the yummy goodness in our third organic tomato of the year, haha. The garden is coming along nicely […]

MR.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks August 17,2012

Mr.CBB’s Week in Review Well it’s been another one of those weeks in the summer where what you want to get done, doesn’t always happen. There has been so much rain in Ontario I was starting to think I was in the UK where rain is like Tim Horton’s Coffee- always readily available. This week I finished off the front entry door although I do have a bit more touch up painting to do. It took a bit longer than expected because of the rain and the on/off of the door due to painting. We are happy with the way it looks and are happy we held out until we found a great deal on the insert and door that we wanted. I’m not sure if I want to do it again although my neighbour casually mentioned he was thinking about changing his door. Lastly, we picked (or should I say ‘I”) picked the apples this week from the tree with Mrs. CBB down below. I’ll admit it was fun shaking the tree and watching the apples pop her off the top of the head ha… Ah come on it was fun.. just small little crab apples. I’m sure she […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Posts Picks Aug 10,2012

It’s the end of another week here at Canadian Budget Binder and a busy week it’s been. We started off the week with a holiday on Monday which was the August Civic Holiday here in Canada. We spent time with our mates and had a barbeque pot-luck and ate foods from Japan, Spain and Germany. Our favourite was the sticky rice balls. I will be making this recipe and showcasing it on the blog shortly. We brought our Spanish Potato Tortilla and everyone loved it! I hope you get a chance to make it as I’m sure your guests will say the same. I finally got most of the painting done but will be back at it next week. I did have a bit of a rough day this week on Wednesday where a migraine hit me out of no where. I almost forgot what it was like to sleep for 12 hours straight, boy was that great. I’m going to take it easy for a bit as I think I’m pulling myself in a million directions. Well at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Sometimes it’s hard to slow down when you’re a self-confessed workaholic,Type A personality who loves to help others. […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks August 3,2012

Weekly Update and Words of Wisdom This week has been a very busy week for me with going back to work after a 3 week vacation and working plenty of overtime.  My holidays were lovely, filled with a picnic and bbq’s, hanging out with my beautiful wife, chilling out with my mates, and taking in some small trips in and around our area. Next year we hope to head to England with a detour or 3 to Spain, Italy, and France. I’ll be doing all the planning for that so bring on the savings! Although I love to blog I do work full-time (and then some) with odd hours every week. I’ve since realized how much time one needs to devote to a blog for it to gain momentum with the fans. Is it worth it? You know, only the blogger can answer that question. For me, it’s not a get rich, get famous, I’m better than you, bigger than you scheme. It’s a way to say, this is our journey and what we are doing,would you like to join us and share your experiences. So I leave you today in hopes you do something for someone who needs it just […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks July 27,2012

It’s Friday, time for Weekly Blog Post picks and that also means another week has come and gone for us. As the month draws to a close reflecting on the past days has made me realize how busy we get this time of year. July has been filled with lots of working days, mainly in and around the house and the garden for me. I know this time of year most people tend to be outdoors and super busy with summer family outings. This week I want to send a special Thank-You to all the blogs that take a minute out of their day to read my blog posts and link up to them. I take notice and am honoured that you showcase something I or a guest has poured their heart and energy into writing for every one of the fans. Taking a step out of the norm can be difficult especially when numbers mean more than the reason the online journey began, but not so much for me.  I think reason first, no sense trying to push the envelope over the cliff. The other day I had contacted a blog owner and asked them if they would be […]

MR.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks July 20,2012

Good Day Mates!- Wow, did I ever read lots of blog posts this week! I’ll be honest it’s been a doozy of a week for me though so I’be been doing some serious multi-tasking. I’ve painted up a storm as you may already know and still waiting for my landscaping materials. I’m actually to the point where I don’t care if they come in around September as it will be cooler for me to lay my new path and dig the holes I will need. Next weeks project is to put our new entry door in, paint the garage, and put in the new man door on the garage and cold room. I don’t need a “honey do” list I make them for myself! We’ve also been busy with our out-of-town student visiting for the month and so far so good.  Our grass looks like hay as we are no longer permitted to water it without permission. I’m happy to say my front garden will have minimal grass next year after I’m done with it. There’s nothing worse than spending money on your lawn only for the city to turn around and say, ya you can’t water it.  Pointless! That’s my […]

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