• The Canadian central bank has cut their interest rate for the first time since 2004!  This is good news for those who have variable rate loans like mortgages, HELOCs, margin etc.
  • CashMoneyLife has hosted the 129th Carnival of Personal Finance.  Once again, a bunch of great articles were included.  We submitted the article "What is Your Tipping Policy?"
  • LazyManandMoney hosted this weeks Festival of Frugality.  This festival is for you if you're looking for new ways to save some cash.  MDJ submitted an Editors Choice article "Ways to Save During Christmas".
  • Four Pillars responded to my tipping article with an article of his own called "The Tipping Point."  Check out the huge comment thread.

Don't forget about the MDJ 1st Birthday giveaway.  There are multiple prizes with the grand prize being a Canon A570 IS, camera case and 1gb SD card.

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  1. The Financial Blogger on December 7, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Since last Thuesday, The Canadian central bank is my best friend :-D

  2. FourPillars on December 7, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Thanks a lot for the link and thanks for tipping me onto the idea for the post!


  3. Cross the River on December 8, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Careful FB, that’s what it wants you to think. :-)

    Wait for a few other rate drops first.

    Am I being a bit paranoid?

  4. Q Cash on December 9, 2007 at 9:12 am

    It would be interesting to exam what the impact the rate drop has on leveraging.


    Happy Birthday


  5. FrugalTrader on December 9, 2007 at 11:15 am

    That is an interesting analysis Q. I will whip something up in a spreadsheet.

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