Updates: September 22 – 28

Oktoberfest, financial blog reads, personal finance, financial blogs
It may still be September in Canada, but it’s Oktoberfest in Germany! The annual festival kicked off in Munich last weekend and tonight we’ll be doing our best to recreate the atmosphere at the local German cultural centre. Why is it called Oktoberfest if it takes place mostly in September? Turns out that “Oktoberfest” is really only called that outside of Germany. To the locals...

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3 Ideas for a cheap and frugal Halloween

cheap and frugal Halloween, cheap Halloween, trick or treat
Halloween is one of those retail holidays that can easily suck the life from your wallet until it is dry.  Mail-ordered costumes, custom stencils for artistically sliced gourds (technically pumpkins are gourd-like rather than true gourds), environmentally unfriendly half servings of sweets… oh the madness!  Don’t let it!  So many years, Brian and I tried to go all out for Halloween...

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Updates: Oct 21 – 27

I’ve got a confession to make. I don’t like Halloween. CF and I have tried to get into it in the past, and always been disappointed. There is much made of going out to the bar or to a party and it just never delivers on the build up. That said, for the past two years I’ve worked at the wine store on Oct 31, which is always good for a laugh. I’m not working the 31st this year,...

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