After a lot of back and forth with our builder regarding the possession date for our new house, we finally settled on August 15th.  So it looks like we’ll have to tough it out in the rental house for one more month but it will all be worth it when we’re sitting on the new deck with a glass of wine.

We’re in the middle of summer and typically things are starting to slow down, but not for us!  On Monday I wrote about Freedom 55 Is Just a Dream over on Canadian Finance Blog.  Boomer and I reviewed a great cooking concept earlier this week called, The Big Cook.

We’re giving away a free copy of the book, and the contest is open until July 20th.  Check out The Big Cook giveaway and enter for your chance to win.

If anyone is interested in learning more about how to use excel, check out this tutorial.  Boomer & Echo readers will receive 50% off:

Microsoft excel has become an increasingly important tool in personal finance and investing; you can develop your own budget, Profit & Loss statement, Asset Allocation etc.  If you ever wanted to learn excel, this video tutorial will teach you excel over the weekend.  Obviously you will not learn everything about excel, however you should develop a good understanding with this tutorial.

1. Go to: Learn Excel

2. Click on Add to Cart at the bottom

3. Use code: boomerandecho and you will receive your 50% discount

Now let’s take a look at some interesting articles from the personal finance world this week:

  1. Oblivious Investor discuss some Spending Strategies in Retirement
  2. Couple Money asks, Are You Staying with Netflix?
  3. Fabulously Broke says that Retirement Is Not a Right
  4. Free From Broke explains that A Credit Card Number is Far From Random
  5. Generation X Finance explains How To Grind Your Own Hamburger
  6. My University Money discusses the New Realities at Canada Post
  7. Rewards Cards Canada posted a Small Business Credit Card Review: TD Business Travel Visa
  8. Krantcents looks at the 15 Coolest Jobs on the Planet
  9. Michael James discusses Retirement Strategies with his wife
  10. Young and Thrifty looks at your options for Investing in a TFSA as a Student

We were also included in the following blog carnivals this week:

Have a great weekend everyone!


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