Before we get into the Ramblings for the week, I want to take the opportunity to point out some cool happenings with our self-published work More Money for Beer and Textbooks. Kyle was interviewed this week on Preet Banerjee’s “Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian Podcast” which you can check out here. If you don’t know who Preet is, Google him, the guy is one of Canada’s pre-eminent personal finance and investing authors. The podcast itself is routinely ranked amongst the highest on iTunes in the category of finance and investing in Canada. Oh ya, and Preet’s CV includes a degree neuroscience as well as time spent as a race car driver. No, that last sentence does not include any typos or exaggerations. Anyway check it out and let us now what you think as well as how to improve our on-air skills.
In addition to that great piece of publicity, we got the great news that Chapter/Indigo/Coles – the dominant force in the Canadian book market is willing to take on a pair of literary rookies and basically doubled our sales orders overnight as they approved the book for sale across Canada. Make sure and check us out and tell the cashier how excited you are to get you hands on the hottest grad gift on the market
Finally, we are set to be featured in upcoming columns in the Brandon Sun and National Post this week, so good things abound! Keep your eyes open for More Money for Beer and Textbooks coming to a bookstore near you (I always wanted to say my book was coming to a bookstore near you – yes I am that vain).
Mr.CBB @ Canadian Budget Binder writes How We Saved $146.90 By Reading The Paper – It’s not everyday reading the paper can score you some money back in your pocket. Being aware of store policies and understanding them as a consumer may work to your advantage like it did for us.
John S @ Frugal Rules writes One of the Worst Feelings in the World – Being in debt is no fun at all, yet so many have debt. In order to overcome debt and become a saver a paradigm shift is needed in combination with keeping the vision of your future debt free life in front of you.
KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes Financial Lessons Learned From My 80-Year-Old Grandfather – There’s so much to be learned from older generations about saving and wealth building. My grandfather is truly the, “grandfather” of frugal.
Jason Hull @ Hull Financial Planning writes Are Your Parents Losing the Ability to Deal With Money? – From age 60 on, adults suffer cognitive declines. The ability to deal with finances is one of the first cognitive capabilities which we lose. Here’s how to identify if your parents are losing that ability and what to talk to them about.
Philip @ PT Money writes Kiva and the New Kiva Zip Helping Entrepreneurs from Little Rock to Kenya – Kiva has been giving anyone the opportunity to invest in entrepreneurial endeavors taking place around the world. Now it can be done here in the U.S. Find out all about this easy way to invest.