The Saturday weekend review #45: Outrageous online pricing deals gone wrong

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PRICING ERRORS HAPPEN EVERY DAY No matter if you shop online or if you shop in store human error is possible and pricing errors can happen and sometimes depending on policy can be a perk for the consumer. Just yesterday I noticed a sale at Metro for a product that boasted the regular price at $2.99 and the new lower price being $2.99 which was exactly the same. Sure I had a laugh and took a photo of it because it was funny, but it was also human error. Online shopping has been going on for years now and its presence is only becoming much more powerful in the world of technology simply because people don’t have to leave home in order to go shopping. For those that are super busy or have less than optimal amounts of time to spend with the one’s they love shopping online cuts down on time. For some people who go into a store it triggers spending more than they earn because when they go to the store they tend to ‘want’ more because they physically can touch it. The same could ring true with sitting behind a computer screen and shopping with the […]

The Saturday weekend review #39: New Blog Design Meet Greg at Engine1Media

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Come On In And Have A Look Around I started the journey to change the blog design of Canadian Budget Binder in late 2012 because I wanted to have a brighter, cleaner blog for my fans. I love getting feedback from the fans but it was one particular fan who told me how much she loved reading my blog but hated how dark and cold it was, like she was in a cave. At first I thought, no it’s not that way but the more I kept looking at it I realized you get what you pay for and in that case my blog design was free on wordpress.com. I also wanted to take the blog from a free hosted blog to self-hosted which I’ve done now with Blue Host (Affiliate link) after much research for a hosting company. I can’t count how many fans and personal finance bloggers have emailed me about the new blog design reveal a few days ago and some of you anxious and frustrated that it took so long. I apologize for that but I had to hire a new designer which was out of my control and with that came a new beginning. It […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #36: Video Gaming costs, children and relationships

Get Lost In The Gaming World It’s been talked about on numerous occasions how video games encourage children to become less active and for some they get lost in a fantasy world and find it difficult to let go of. Some children interact so well with the characters in video games that they do believe they are real which is no different from believing that Mickey Mouse is magical. While garage sailing I tend to be very attentive to what people are selling because everything for sale if all theirs paints a picture of a family. I’ve also looked at novels that are for sale and you can tell what type of person might be reading these books in the home. One stark discovery is that almost all garage sales that I went to with children were selling off video games. They aren’t cheap either even at a garage sale especially since buying them new might run you upwards of $50 dollars or more depending on the game and the system. I’m not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination in fact I haven’t touched a video game since the 80’s and neither has my wife. 80’s Arcade games […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #26- Canada Day around the mulberry tree

A Day To Celebrate Canada  It’s Canada Day on Monday July 1, 2013 which is also a statutory holiday in Canada. We will be celebrating what will be 146 years of beauty in this land we call home on that day. Last year I wrote a blog post about Canada Day where I talked about wanting to explore more of this country but sadly we haven’t had the time. Maybe it’s more about not making the time because we keep letting everything else get in the way. With me finishing up school we thought we could plan a few days away but we’ve only managed to take some day trips to explore surrounding cities. One of my favourite trips so far was a trip to Niagara Falls and Niagara on the lake. There was something familiar about staring down the main drag down-town at Niagara on the Lake that reminded me of the UK. The small shops, narrow streets and flowers in bloom no matter what direction I would look was a bit nostalgic for me. Niagara Falls was, how shall I say, amazing. I know many of you that grew up in Canada may think, ah it’s only Niagara Falls big […]

The Saturday weekend review #24: Limes are our new money tree

Looking Back Over The Past Week New blog When Saturday rolls around it has to be one of my favourite days for writing a blog post because it’s a time that I just let loose and tell you how great or miserable my week has been. I know that I’m teetering on very busy territory shortly as my new blog design and move to self-hosted is on the horizon. I hope you really do enjoy the new look that’s been created and that I continue to improve upon this site that has been built for you and for me. I must admit that WordPress is one of the best free blogs I’ve ever used. It’s so easy to learn and navigate once you get used to it and support here has been absolutely wonderful to me. Moving to self-hosted has meant that I’ve had to find a hosting provider and I’ve decided to go with Bluehost which came highly recommended to me. You can read all you want online there will always be the good, the bad and the ugly so experimenting is what I plan to do. I’m sure I will do a small bluehost review once I’m settled in […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #22: Our Neighbours And The Fence Plus Free Stuff

This Saturday weekend review is going to be filled with what I’ve been up to this past week. First off, lets talk about Free Stuff. I don’t know if you remember a while back, maybe a few weeks now where I was complaining about our fence post needing repair. We were convinced the neighbour would hear nothing of it since they didn’t want to participate in preserving the fence a few years back for a mere $50 per neighbour. So, I thought I would just get the post for however much it costs and get it done on my own. I figure if the bloody fence is going to fall over I don’t want it happening on my vegetable garden this summer so it’s something I have to get done. Our Neighbours and The Fence In yesterday’s blog post I talked about how the May 2-4 holiday brought almost everyone outside to clean up their yards mainly because there was nowhere to go. The day was very relaxed and people were having a good time. The most intriguing thing happened though and that was the neighbour coming to talk to me. In my head I thought it was a miracle […]

The Saturday Weekend Review #9 December ~ Pray For Change!

Mr.CBB’s  Saturday Weekend Review Even though it’s Saturday morning and I’m likely enjoying my morning café au lait it certainly doesn’t feel like winter to me. I know, I know be careful what you wish for because good old man winter will dump on you before you can say the word SNOW. I’m not holding out for much for the next few days but they are calling for it but we will have to wait and see. Not a lot been happening in my life except for baking my coconut, snowball and peanut butter balls and Christmas Shopping. We’ve met up with some of our mates to have a drink or two and some munchies before Christmas with the family. I always love how Christmas brings so many families together. Connecticut School Shooting – Light a Candle For Change We’ve been devastated since hearing of the massacre at the  Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut USA School. We need to take some serious immediate action with gun laws all around the world. How many people need to die before it registers, “this is not right”? There is NO reason this should be happening. If you own guns legally, “lock them up”. Let’s keep […]