Updates: October 7-13

Ok, I promise this will be the last update for awhile where I mention the garden. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about it! This morning, we braved the rain (Vancouver has finally decided to start being Vancouver again) and harvested the remainder of our crop. CF has a full year end garden summary coming this week, but as you can see from the picture, we had a pretty good crop for just ~50 square feet of growing space.



We’re venturing out to take part in the age old Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest this evening as well. We went once a couple of years ago, but didn’t budget enough money – it’s rather expensive if you’re not in Germany. Not a great PF decision, but we have targeted it for a month or so and look forward to a night out socializing. If the weather is as poor where you are as it is here, here’s some indoor reading for the weekend:


  • Here’s a customer service horror story worse than my Fedex Encounter – I won’t spoil the ending, but check out Sustainable Personal Finance’s recent Greyhound Canada adventure.
  • Do you have family members who are bad with money?  I sure do, and it can be really hard to figure out a way to help them.  Over at Plunged In Debt, Catherine shares her experiences with try to help out her sister with budgeting.
  • I really liked Jordann’s post this week at My Alternate Life on some young adult frustrations – there is a lot of truth to what she says.
  • I had always considered Hyundai to be a decent brand, but I’ll think twice about buying one after reading See Debt Run’s experience with the warranty!


Thanks to everyone who included us this week:

  • Finance Fox: Weekend Recap


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