Updates: December 22-28

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23536836_sWOW, Christmas and Boxing Day have already come and gone! Another year is under our belt, with New Years just around the corner. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and had a great Christmas with family and friends. This can be a wonderful time of year to connect with family and eat a lot Turkey and stuffing too! Good times to be had by all…

I worked on Christmas and Boxing Day. With the overtime hours in healthcare I was pleased to make the added income. For me the extra $700 on the paycheque was a real Christmas present.

A traditional Christmas dinner, with family, lots of wine, chocolate and mandarin oranges would have also been nice. But since I was working this year, and my GF was home, we both decided to opt out of the entire Christmas deal. We did want to go out for a nice Christmas dinner, but unfortunately nothing was open. LOL what is the world coming too when McDonalds closes at 4pm, and neither Starbucks nor Domino’s Pizza are even open on Christmas?

As with previous years, we also opted out of the conventional gift giving ritual. Looking back, stepping away from traditional Christmas, earning overtime and saving money, was a real gift we couldn’t put any price on!

Unfortunately I didn’t get out of Christmas spending in December. When my trusted laptop died this month, I was unfortunately spending money to get a new system. At least it’s a business deduction – sort of a delayed Christmas present. πŸ˜‰

Besides Christmas, here’s what’s also been going on this week:

Here’s some great links for the investing savvy crowd:

Finally, now that I have my new computer all setup, I can get back to running the web empire. I’m hoping have the new look for Outlier Model coming soon!

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Cheers
Avrom

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  1. I’ve been ill all Christmas so it hasn’t been all that great for me. I’m hoping I’m on the mend soon. Glad to hear you had a lovely time. Thanks for the mention. Mr.CBB

  2. Mr. CBB

    I’m sorry to hear that man! Take care then and get well soon. πŸ˜‰

    Cheers
    Avrom

  3. Liquid says:

    That’s very unfortunate about your laptop dieing πŸ™ Hope you didn’t lose a lot of valuable work. I didn’t really celebrate Christmas this year either. I always look forward to this time of year nonetheless because I get to relax and take some time off work. Thanks for mentioning my post. Have a great New Year πŸ™‚

    • Liquid,

      Not a problem! I regularly backup all my data files and email on a weekly basis. As I saw the graphics card going I backed up my Outlook files too! Just in time. πŸ˜‰

      Have a good week!

  4. Sorry to hear about your laptop, but glad to hear you got a new one. Definitely nice that you can deduct it as a business expense. Happy New Year!

  5. Jim says:

    Thank you for the mention, and for sure, the kind words! Your site redesign looks great, clean and sleek, I really dig it, great work!

  6. Thanks so much for the mention, Avrom! I really appreciate it. It is definitely hard to write about new and interesting topics, especially when it comes to personal finance.

    An aside, I should point out that although the name doesn’t really specify my gender, I am female. πŸ™‚

    • Hey Karen, sorry about that – I fixed the typo! πŸ™‚

      You’re more than welcome for the mention. Coming to PF (Personal Finance) blogging from an investing blog, it seems to me a lot of the content in the PF space is advertising driven.

      Cheers,
      Avrom

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