I had some great responses to Monday’s post, detailing my rage at being peed on by a squirrel, my second animal excrement encounter this month. I’m happy to report that I have now gone a full five days without any more squirrel attacks! That said, I am thankful to know that I am not the only person in Toronto who has been having problems with obnoxious animals. On Wednesday night, award-winning Toronto Star journalist Daniel Dale was chased around a park by Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who claimed the reporter was spying on him. For those of you not familiar with Toronto politics, this is just the latest in a LONG line of weird incidents involving our mayor. Otherwise, it really has been a bit of a dry week as I have been very busy with school, starting my last course this week in an attempt to graduate by the end of the summer.
Last week’s article, a Comparison of Foreign ATM Fees Charged by Canadian Banks, was included in a whack of blog carnivals. I put a lot of research into that one, so I’m glad to see it being read. Thanks to all the carnival hosts!
- Totally Money Blog Carnival, hosted by Debt Black Hole
- Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by My Personal Finance Journey
- Carnival of Financial Planning, hosted by Personal Dividends
- Top Personal Finance Posts of the Week, hosted by Personal Finance Whiz
- Yakezie Carnival, hosted by The Frugal Toad
- Financial Carnival for Young Adults, hosted by 20′s Finances
- Carnival of Money Pros, hosted by Money Cone
- A major announcement came down from one of my favorite personal finance blogs – Young and Thrifty has sold her blog. The new owners? Teacherman and his partner from My University Money. Y&T will still be contributing, but on an infrequent basis. Best of luck to the new owners!
- With all the talk I’ve been doing about throwing a green and frugal wedding, there’s a question to be asked in there – does a couple need to get married anymore? Krystal @ Give Me Back My Five Bucks doesn’t think so and doesn’t want to. While I agree that its not necessary anymore, I still want to do it. The reason why just might be the topic of a future post here at Earth and Money.
- Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter shares her story of how to successfully take courses while working full-time. It can definitely be a heavy workload, but with a little diligence, its certainly possible.
- Musings of an Abstract Auklander went a week without a smartphone, and then realized how dependent she was on it. A little scary!
- My Own Advisor has a $10,000 emergency fund. It seems like a lot, but he presents a great case for the money.
- Canadian Finance Blog asks if you’re still paying bank fees. Even with a traditional bank account, these days, there are a lot of ways to bank for little to no fee.
Happy Weekend Everyone!