Updates: December 9 – 15

This week, CF and I got up very early Thursday morning and attended the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast! It’s becoming somewhat of a tradition for us to bring down a couple of toys for donation – we like that we know exactly where our donations are going. It was really well organized this year, with lots of seating to eat and lots of great food! We got there earlier this year, so the toy pile wasn’t quite as high yet as it was last year (we could still see the stepladder this year…)


Don’t forget, we’ve got a pretty sweet giveaway going on right now until December 28th – an Apple iPad 32GB with Wifi! Even if you’ve already liked everyone on Facebook and completed all the other entry options, you can still get a new entry every day by tweeting about the contest. Be sure to stop by all our partners in the giveaway for more ways to win!

Modest Money
Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
Freedom Thirty Five
When Life Gives You Lemons
Prairie Eco-Thrifter
See Debt Run
Frugal Rules
Work Save Live
Club Thrifty
Making Sense of Cents
iHeart Budgets
Money Q&A
Three Thrifty Guys

Here’s some good holiday reading from around the web:

  • Do you associate volatility with risk? Freedom Thirty Five helps to differentiate the two and reminds us that they are very different things.
  • When we plan to go somewhere, CF and I always do a lot of research and book well in advance. One Smart Dollar looks at the advantages of booking your holidays early.
  • My Alternate Life talks about how creating categories for everything helps her stick to her budget.
  • If you have stuff piling up in your basement or storage closet, consider getting together with some friends and trying Canadian Budget Binder’s version of a Christmas Gift Exchange!


Thanks to everyone who included us this week – as alwasy, if I missed you, send me a note and I’ll update this list.

  • Fix em Up and Rent em Out: Follow Schwarzenegger’s advice to Put Fuel on the Fire

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  1. Derek @ Freeat33 says:

    Glad you liked the Guest Post I wrote at CBB ( The Celebrate Like Scrooge Christmas Gift Exchange ).
    Thanks for referring, and thanks to Canadian Budget Binder for the guest post opportunity.

  2. Pauline says:

    Impressive toy pile! Thanks for including my post on Add Vodka!

  3. Cheers mate for the mention and enjoy your Holidays!! Mr.CBB

  4. Liquid says:

    Must have been a lot of presents there by the end of the day. I didn’t know before but apparently people can also give stocks of public companies directly to charities, transferred through a brokerage, without selling the stocks first and getting taxed on. Thanks for the mention :0)

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