Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: A Nickel for Your Thoughts Edition

So with the new federal budget the Canadian government decided that the penny is useless and that the Royal Canadian Mint will stop producing pennies.  Hence the “a nickel for your thoughts” edition, because pretty soon, there won’t be any more pennies!

In addition, the federal government plans to cut a lot of public sector jobs and increase the age of OAS payments from 65 to 67.  I think there are probably going to be a lot of pissed off seniors out there!

Short rambling for me today but I hope y’all enjoy your weekend!  Anything planned?  I might watch Hunger Games this weekend- anyone seen it yet? Good or bad?

PF Blog Love (Canuck Edition in light of the Federal Budget)

Carnival Love (to me)

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30 Responses to Weekend Ramblings & PF Blog Love: A Nickel for Your Thoughts Edition

  1. I saw The Hunger Games on opening night – I thought it was terrific! The screenplay was written in part by the author, so if you’ve read the book, you should really enjoy the movie. If you haven’t read the book, you should still enjoy it, but you might not get as much out of it.

  2. Thanks for mentioning Modest Money. And yes, time to celebrate the death of the Canadian penny. It’s about time. The only downside is that now retailers have an excuse to round their prices up. Enjoy your weekend!

    • @MM- They’re supposed to be rounding their prices down but I highly doubt that will happen! Have a great weekend! PS I will get to your email this weekend hopefully- it’s on my to do list! :)

      • No rush on the e-mail. I know you are very busy with school and everything else.
        I doubt they will actually round everything down too. Most people simply won’t notice the extra few cents. It all adds up though.

  3. I saw that! I wish we would get rid of the penny here in the States too. I was actually in Paris while there was a protest when they were raising their retirement age, which I thought was pretty crazy. But 65 to 67? 65 even is somewhat old to still be working full-time (IMO). I’m not a huge fan of that change.

    Haha @ “Except I think he means man and woman (sorry, feminist inside me roaring)” – I totally saw that too!

    I haven’t seen Hunger Games yet. Maybe in April! I’m SO looking forward to April. Are you off classes for the summer? Hope you have an awesome weekend :)

    • @Leigh- I agree too! I hope to not work one day past 55 but we’ll see if that actually happens. Honestly, working at 65 and then you retire.. most likely we’ll be hit by a chronic debilitating disease or cancer before then. What’s the point?

      I am so looking forward to April too! I’m not off classes unfortunately just a few weeks off in which I’m going to be gluttonous and visit my sister on another continent. I’m just looking forward to sun and summer in general- but can’t believe it’s April already.

    • @LI- I still have a pristine $2 bill somewhere :) I’m going to start saving my pennies. Especially the really shiny ones. Maybe they’ll be worth $2 in the future.

  4. Hmmmm….I’m kind of glad they haven’t gotten rid of the penny in the states. I have a feeling my prices as a consumer would be rounded up and my interest as a saver would be rounded down.

    • @ff- Yeah I highly doubt that the companies we consume from will be rounding down…! I guess it would make my wallet a lot lighter though.

  5. Thanks for the inclusion. I did mean man and woman; my wife already gave me flak for the post title! So much for my play on words for “Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone”.

  6. I saw hunger games and thought it was pretty decent. Just make sure you go to the bathroom first because it’s a long one!

    Thanks very much for mentioning the giveaway and for sponsoring! :)

  7. The screenplay was written in part by the author, so if you’ve read the book, you should really enjoy the movie. If you haven’t read the book, you should still enjoy it, but you might not get as much out of it.

    • @merrious- Saw the movie! Lovvvved it! Except that they didn’t develop the characters that well. I liked all the costumes etc though!

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