Happy Canada day everyone! And Happy Independence Day on Monday for all my American friends I hope everyone is firing up the barbeque, hanging out with some great friends and not to mention downing some great drinks, and of course enjoying the sun.
Today I plan to go hiking and then enjoy some Canada Day festivities with the boyfriend. Since the renovations (which I promise to post pictures of before and after soon, I promise!), BF and I haven’t been doing “fun” stuff lately. It’s always been going to Home Depot, doing chores etc. so I’m looking forward to hanging out with him and not talking about responsibilities and chores for once.
Readers, what do you have planned this weekend? Some well deserved R&R? Camping?This week, my friend coerced me into buying a $110 Grouse Mountain pass (which entitles you to take the gondola down as hiking down the mountain is prohibited). Basically, the Grouse Grind is a 2.9km outdoor stair master (see above picture). It’s free to climb up, but for each gondola ride DOWN the mountain, it costs $10. Which essentially means that I will have to go 11 times before next year to recoup my money. I hope to go at least 15 times, and aim for 20 times. In hopes of helping out my personal new years resolutions (the resolution to exercise more), I have succumbed to spending big bucks in order to force myself to exercise. I guess this is my version of a gym membership! Wish me luck!
PF Blog Love
- No Debt MBA discusses the recent research from Ohio that showed that being in debt boosted the self esteem of young adults (hmmm…. interesting!)
- Miss T from Prairie Eco-Thrifter shares 5 ways you can save on your wedding
- Beating Broke shares some great suggestions on frugal dates (now if I could just get my boyfriend to stop going golfing and instead spend time with me….)
- Boomer from Boomer and Echo has a great post on how to tell when to sell a stock
- Financial Uproar (lol, my home boy from AB!) disagrees with my rant on the Vancouver’s riots courtesy of the young and restless.
- Budgeting in the Fun Stuff gives us some frugal tips for the pet pooch (for the allergy ridden pet pooch, that is!)
- My Personal Finance Journey gives you some tips on how to stay safe while online shopping
- Financial Samurai gives us the best career advice he has learned from a mentor
- The Yakezie announces that it is taking over the PF blogosphere Page Rank increases for most members and additional challengers spots available!
- Jim Yih from the Retire Happy Blog dishes out the dirt on the Pros and Cons of reverse mortgages (you know I love my Pros and Cons lists!)