Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Weekly Reading List #3 RRSP’s, NHL

Today is probably one of the first days I’ve been able to wake up late and just lay in bed staring at the ceiling wondering what to tackle first. So far this week has been one heck of a rat race for me running from meeting to appointment to the grocery store to work and home. Have you ever had a week where you felt you were going non-stop? Well that was me this week. On a good note, NHL Hockey Season is back (finally) for all you hockey fans although, I’m not one of them. I was mentioning to my mate Mark about Hockey and how I don’t understand it but ask me about rugby, basketball and soccer and I’m in. We met with our financial advisor the other day and we really have some catching up as do many Canadians. I read an interesting post today on RRSP or Debt and how only 26 percent of eligible Canadians contribute to an RRSP. What would you choose? Sometimes the choice is clear but others it’s not. Our choice was clear and I’ll get into that more in a later post about our retirement savings and plans for 2013. TOP BLOG […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Nov 9,2012

Well I’m happy it’s Friday which means I get to share with you my blog post picks of the week. No you won’t find US Election or Fiscal Cliff political chit-chat going on in here but it’s over and the newly re-elected Obama will lead the way yet again for the USA.  I would like to say despite this weeks presidential battle there were some great blog post coming in from all different directions. Lately, I’ve aimed to reach out to new Bloggers each week as it’s always nice to build your circle of friends. This weeks post will be short and likely come to you later in the evening as I’ve been on vacation for a couple of days now so I’m trying to get a million things done at once. Gosh that almost sounded as if I was saying I was multi-tasking, not! So as I endure the pain of the upcoming week, next Friday to be exact Nov 16 sitting in a movie theatre watching Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 please think of me. I can promise you I’ll be mind-blogging the entire movie. Let’s take a moment to remember those brave soldiers that fought for us this weekend on […]

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 […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Friday July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Weekly Blog Picks…..are you superstitious? What a week it’s been for me, busy and our volunteer services for the summer has begun. My landscaping materials were delayed due to truck malfunction and route delay. The company is promising me it will be in by next week once the truck catches up with the delivery. I think it’s a bunch of phooey (is that a word) but ah well, they are the best in the area and I had to custom order our front steps for the house. In the meantime since I am on holidays and didn’t want to waste my time waiting for my landscaping materials I got on with painting. The primed doors in the house have never been painted and are still the same as the builder put them in. As soon as the first coat of paint went on you could see the difference paint can easily make for a small price. I also added new hardware to jazz them up and they sure look 100% better. Well that’s been my week along with some great blog posts I’ve written along with a few excellent guest posts submitted at Canadian Budget Binder….. Here’s what I […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks July 6,2012

My weekly blog picks might be slim this week as it’s been a hectic week for me with Canada Day and Landscaping the yard. I’ll admit I haven’t gotten so far with the yard but I promise you that once the materials get dropped off I will be a hot n sweaty bloke for days on end. So far my vacation has been good with visiting the relatives for Canada Day to hanging out with Mrs.CBB doing some of the fun things we like to do such as hiking,making olive bread, walks in the evening and hanging out with our friends. Picture: Making Olive Bread- recipe to follow on Blog! This week I was able to get in a few good reads from the blogs that I follow.  I hope you all get a chance to check these awesome blogs out. I want to start by thanking Jeremy at Modest Money for hosting a poll for fans to vote for their favourite  Top Personal Financial Blogs. Congratulations to Canadian Budget Binder for taking Top Spot! All Blogs have something unique to share but at the end of the day it’s about helping Canadians save money for all of us. Here […]

Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks June 29,2012

Another week has come to an end and I’m usually thrilled but that means that one week of my vacation is almost complete. On a good note it’s Canada Day Weekend so Happy Canada Day everyone! I’ve been a busy boy getting the materials ready to landscape our property so all my mates who have submitted guest posts I thank-you. If you have something to say and think my fans would love to read, simply send me an email or you can read my guest post guidelines here.  Guest Posts I wrote: Why We Designed A Budget- Canadian Free Stuff Tips To Kick Start Your Way To Financial Freedom- Frugal Sally Canadian Budget Binder’s Week In Review Saturday-12 Ways To Save Big Money On Car Insurance- Guest Post by Maggie who blogs at Square Pennies Sunday-Mr.CBB’s Easy Spinach And Wheat Tortilla Recipe Monday-5 Unusual Places To Stash Cash At Home- Guest post by GenTM Freelance Writer and blogger Tuesday- The Grocery Game Challenge June 24-July 1- Happy Birthday Canada Wednesday-Understanding Investment Diversification- Troy Adamson at Canadian Performers Money Thursday-  Finances Through The Sick Mind- Guest Post by Femme Frugality Some of my Favourite Reads of  the Week If you would […]