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More Weekend Reading – May 31, 2008

Lazy Man and Money announces Two Years of Lazy Man and Money. Within the announcement, he confesses that he’s had thoughts of calling it quits. I think that a lot of consistent bloggers face burnout at one point or another.

The Digerati Life writes about a family friend who purchased an extremely risky $1 million dollar home along the cliff side. Find out what happens to this “investment” through the article “Bad Investment? Losing The Million Dollar House, Literally

Generation X Finance explains that Spam Sales on the Rise, Common Sense at an All-Time Low. Seems that frugality is back in style in the U.S and one of the things that they’re cutting back on is quality meat!

Sun’s Financial Diary has a guest post that details How to Talk about Money in any Stage in a Relationship. The topic of Financial Infidelity seems to be a popular in the personal finance blogosphere.

Money Smart Life
teaches us how to Save Money on Gas By Learning How to Ride the Bus.

Brip Blap explains how to save money on camping with “into the wild…without spending a lot of money.”

My Dollar Plan
gives us tips on how to save on a wedding in the article “It’s Wedding Season! Tips to Keep the Costs Down.”

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Another Giveaway, Cheap Books and Weekend Reading – May 30, 2008

$25 Amazon/Chapters Gift Card Giveaway

It seems to be a pattern as of late that we start off the weekend with a giveaway. No, it’s not a book this time, but a $25 Amazon or Chapters gift card/certificate.

What is this contest from? Readers who sign up for free online cash back discounts under my affiliate link automatically get put into the draw. Not only do you get to save money on your online purchases, you get the chance for a free gift card. After we get so many sign ups, we randomly pick a winner.

On the same note, Great Canadian Rebates is offering 6% cash back (instead of the regular 4%) on all Chapters purchases until June 1, 2008. Might be a good time to pick up some of those personal finance books you’ve been wanting to read.

Weekend Reading

The Restaurant Blogger has tried an abundance of restaurants located in Toronto but has narrowed down his favorites in his list of Top Toronto Restaurants.

We had the opportunity to guest post on The Financial Blogger about one of my favorite topics, net worth! The guest post was about when I expect to become a millionaire.

Canadian Capitalist describes and explains the Vanguard ETF VEU. I’m showing more interest in ETF’s these days as it’s a great way to diversify at a low cost.

WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo has another movie giveaway, simply leave a comment and you’ll be entered.

Consumerism Commentary has toned down his obsessive money tracking tendencies and explains it in his article “How to Track Your Spending: From Obsession to Reasonability“.

Canadian Dream hosted the 154th Carnival of Personal Finance and did a fine job of it. Tim included our article “Hedge Against Your Bills by Owing the Company“.

Mr. Cheap from Quest for Four Pillars explains How to Become an Expert in Anything.

Pinyo, the blogger behind Moolanomy, has created a website for voting up personal finance articles. Check out the The Official Launch of Personal Finance Buzz.

No Credit Needed
writes about losing his personal finance focus, but is now back on track and lists 10 Steps For Getting Back On Track.

Stay tuned, more weekend reading to come!

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