Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cleaning up the garage

I think we're going to have to try cleaning up the garage. We have leftover paint from renovations a few years back that we could consider using.

Anyhow, here's a link that points to someone who did just that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Savings accounts - shop around

With the low interest rate environment right now, it is very difficult to get any sort of rate of return for cash that is parked in a savings account. Essentially, this puts the savers at a disadvantage in the near-term.

We ended up chatting upon an offer from Canadian Tire Financial Services with an introductory interest rate of 3.5%x3 months and some other bonuses for setting up a transfer ($25). It would be worthwhile to investigate this option, as the interest rates are significantly increased over other financial institutions. All that is required is a check to link your current checking account with this savings account. The savings are also guaranteed according to the CDIC rules.

Note: We do not have any conflicts of interest in recommending such institution.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

$1.69 for a dozen large eggs.

If you're living in Halifax, Shoppers Drug Mart on Robie street has eggs for 1.69/dozen. Normally found in the stores in the $2-3 range.