Firming Up Your Financial Future — A Financial Literacy Month Wrap-Up by Casey Palmer and Scotiabank!

We need to evolve our money mindset.

November’s Financial Literacy Month, and it gives us a real opportunity to take a look at our books and what we’re trying to do with our resources at hand. School. Kids. A new home or retirement—goals quickly become pipe dreams if we don’t know how to plan for our success.

Take a moment and ask yourself just how much you know about your finances. Are you choosing the right investments?  Making the right moves today for a better tomorrow? The sad truth is far too few Canadians are well-versed in financial matters, and in an age where Canadians are continuously borrowing significantly more than they’re earning, that makes for one huge problem!

The 2K11 24/7 CXIV: I’ve Had Better Days! -aka- Health Before Wealth

Dear Everybody,

My swollen finger has upgraded itself to a finger infection. This is particularly crappy for a few reasons:
  1. It’s my typing finger (yes, I type with my two index fingers and use my thumbs for the space bar — not only do I type at 70 wpm with 90% accuracy, I’m 60% more efficient at typing than you “whole-hand” typists); I currently have switched to the middle finger on my left hand to compensate
  2. It hurts like heck (which is draining, distracts my attention from the rest of my life, and Sarah bumped into it twice today, and let me tell ya — OUCH.)
  3. It had to happen on a long weekend.
I’m really hoping that the walk-in clinics are open tomorrow — antibiotics are MUCH needed at the moment. I put some extra-strength Polysporin on it, but that’s supposed to be preventative — i.e., it ain’t doin’ nothin’.
But at the very least, this incident made me think of a blog topic: getting your health right!