Tomorrow, my oldest son Robbie turns 9 and it’s fitting to share a little story involving Robbie this week. Robbie came to me with $130 and told me that Mom wanted the money in the safe because it was not safe in his sock drawer. When I asked him where he got the money from and why it was in his sock drawer, he told me it was money he got from birthdays, holidays and Grandma and he didn’t want to give it to me because every time he gives me money, I never let him spend it. We put the $130 in an envelope and he made me sign it saying I would give it to him if he asked for it. I love that kid and he will thank me one day for helping him save!
This Week I Wrote:
- On Monday I shared several Ways to Simplify Your Personal Finances.
- On Tuesday Sarah looked into Money and Relationships.
- On Wednesday, I explained how to use a piggy bank to teach kids to save money
- On Thursday Kathy explained, What is Critical Illness Insurance?
- This weekend, my post in the Edmonton Journal is up – Financial Literacy begins at home
Other Great Reads:
- Over at Group Benefits Online, I talk about the importance of withdrawal restrictions in Group RRSP plans
- Now’s the time to set up your 2013 budget, which is why Gail Vaz-Oxlade shared 3 Big Budgeting Bugs.
- This week the Canadian Finance Blog wants you to examine, Is Your Investing Too Emotional?
- Christmas shopping is in full swing and the Financial Highway wants to make sure you know how to Earn Cash Rebates on Your Online Christmas Shopping.
- After the new year, those big bills come due from holiday shopping. This week The Canadian Personal Finance Blog wrote in-depth about The Christmas Financial Cliff.
- Where Does All My Money Go posted an advice-packed podcast where a Former Mutual Fund Manager Lashes Out Against Industry.
- This week Boomer and Echo delved into the question, Why Do We Save?
- If you’re looking for a new job, you’ll want to read this post by Brighter Life that lists Hot Jobs (and not-so-hot jobs) in Canada.
- The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog explains why Variables Still Play Second Fiddle when it comes to mortgage rates.
- This week Before You Invest discussed the rise of a new trend online: Crowd-Funding…What Is It?
- If you want to save some money in the new year, you’ll want to look at this list of 10 Products That Have Ridiculous Markups.