Free VistaPrint Business Cards

VistaPrint is offering 250 free basic color business cards for trying their service.  The catch?  You need to pay for shipping ($7.90 within Canada) and there’s a small cost if you remove their logo from the back of each card ($2.49).  I took advantage of this offer a few years ago for my real estate side business and they turned out great!

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Weekend Reading

Five Cent Nickel shows us how to save money by renting out a room.

Canadian Capitalist proves how diversification was successful in 2008.

The Digerati Life lists how to manage job burnout.

WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo explains how to write puts instead of buying a stock.

Generation X Finance claims he has the easiest and cheapest shrimp pasta recipe ever!

Brip Blap discusses how rich and poor people talk in his article I know what you spent last summer.

Canadian Dream asks is inflation really a retirement threat?

The Sun’s Financial Diary lists gold and silver ETF’s.

The Financial Blogger explains what he has learned about cold calls.

Money Smart Life gives 5 tips for your boss during a recession.

Thicken My Wallet wonders if some ETF’s are simply mutual funds with another name.

Frugal Dad writes about frugal camping.

Four Pillars has a great article on guru scams.

Lazy Man and Money asks if wine-tasting is a frugal hobby or not?

My Dollar Plan has the ultimate tax resource guide for our U.S Readers.

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  1. RJ - Our Financial Planner on February 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for the links.

    I used Vista Print for wedding thank you notes, and was very happy with the results. Would defiantly use them next time I need more business cards.

  2. Four Pillars on February 20, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Brad Castro on February 20, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I recently got the free (shipping only) vista print business cards myself. Good cards and a great deal, but one word of caution: take your time when placing the order and read everything very thoroughly–you have to endure a long gauntlet of upselling throughout the ordering process.

  4. Thicken My Wallet on February 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Thanks for the mention!

  5. Money Minder on February 20, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    MDJ – We just purchased our first rental property – a duplex. I see the value in having business cards, but what did you put on them? Just your name? Did you put a title, like, ‘landlord’ ?

    Also, did you set up a separate phone number for your tenants or do you use your home phone number? We are also considering using a PO box as we don’t necessarily want tenants to know where we live. Any thoughts or guidance is appreciated. Thanks

  6. JasonM on February 20, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Please include me in the Quick Tax draw, thanks
    I have used H&R Block or softron, this may be a welcomed change.

  7. FrugalTrader on February 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Jason, please leave your entry in the quicktax thread (

    Money Minder, I kept the business card fairly simple. I have my real estate business name on the card along with my name and title (investor). I just use my personal cell phone along with a p.o box for mail.

  8. Canadian Capitalist on February 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend!

  9. MoneyMinder on February 20, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    MDJ – When you say you have your business name on the business card, did you register a business name with your province? We have decided to own the property jointly in our own names. Would using a business name have tax implications? Do you have rent cheques made payable to you or eht business name?

    Thanks for letting me pick your brain.

  10. FrugalTrader on February 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    MoneyMinder, in NL, sole proprietor business names do not need to be registered with the province. However, you should double check with your province to make sure. For us, we have rent cheques made payable to us personally.

  11. Ishan on February 21, 2009 at 7:27 am

    This is an interesting collection of articles for weekend read.

  12. Canadian Dream on February 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the link FT.

    I’m glad you pointed out about business cards. I need to look into some things in SK on setting up a business.


  13. CanadianFinance on February 23, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for letting me know about VistaPrint, I will try them out!

  14. Debt Concolidation Saskatoon on August 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing these interesting links! Definitely worth the read.

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