October 20th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts Comments38 Comments

Later today I’ll be heading off to Victoria for a little weekend getaway. For anyone not familiar with BC, Victoria is the provincial capital. It’s on Vancouver Island and just a short ferry ride away.

The plan is to meet some of my girlfriend’s friends and just have a break from the big city. It’s probably close to 10 years since the last time I was there. Both my sister and step sister actually lived there for a while. It’s that step sister that gets the honor of feeding my cats while I’m away. That is one frustrating thing about having pets. You always have to make sure they’re taken care of if you want to go on a trip.

Besides the overnight trip we’ll probably make it back in time for me to catch most of the Sunday football action. Usually I try to fit in a few hours of blog work on Sundays too. One of these days I hope to be finally caught up on everything. That may be a pipe dream though. I guess a blogger’s work is never truly done.

Favorite Posts On Other Blogs

While I’m out of town, here are some great posts to check out from some of my favorite bloggers.

When is Being Frugal Really Just Being Cheap? on Frugal Rules

How To Kill Financial Temptations on iHeart Budgets

Can You Save Your Way to Millions? on Money Smart Guides

How to Get Control of Your Elephant – Changing Your Financial Picture on Three Thrifty Guys

3 Easy Steps to Get Physically and Financially Fit on Street Smart Finance

Fearless Felix Baumgartner | Beating Claustrophobia & Shattering Records on Fearless Men

Obama-ize your life! A valuable lesson of time management on Reach Financial Independence

How Do You Go From Minimum Wage to $80K In A Year? Part 1 on Planting Our Pennies

How to Cut the Cost of Clothes on Savvy Scot

A Valedictorian’s Advice On How to Raise a Scholarship Kid on Eyes On The Dollar

Knowing the Purpose of Money on Retire Happy Blog

Ways to Increase Income on Young Adult Money

Dividend Growth: Freedom Through Passive Income eBook Review on My Own Advisor

Stuff I Don’t Spend Much Money On: Starbucks and Apple on Tight Fister Miser

Can I Retire? on The Chicago Financial Planner

Expensive Impulse Shopping on Freedom Thirty Five

What was the last road trip you went on? Is there anything at home that has to be taken care of when you do leave town?

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 20 Oct 2012
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38 thoughts on “October 20th 2012 Favorite Blog Posts

  1. John S @ Frugal Rules

    Hope you have a great weekend away Jeremy. We went on a road trip over Labor Day which was a lot of fun. We have a cat as well and just have a neighbor come over & check on him and feed him.
    Let me know when you get caught up on everything as that is usually a losing battle for me. :) Thanks as well for the mention, it’s much appreciated as always.

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    1. Jeremy

      That’s convenient that you have a neighbor to help with your cat. I should become better friends with my building landlord so she can help with that. At least my step sister doesn’t live too far away.

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  2. Canadianbudgetbinder

    We really want to come visit BC … maybe we can stay with you for a discounted price hahaha…. Pets are great mate but I won’t be getting another after this one. You are right you always have to find a sitter or kennel and that’s more money out of pocket. Sure the pet is worth it and we don’t do it all the time but even going out is a hassle in town most times. Thanks for the mention. I don’t get much feedback when I post my Mr.CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Links from Bloggers per say but my fans on Facebook surprisingly have emailed or posted that they enjoy this post. They enjoy that I post a bunch of blog posts related to finance for them so they don’t have to go looking. It also introduces them to other bloggers… feedback is awesome…. Have a good one and enjoy.. I need a break as well. Cheers mate Mr.CBB

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah I don’t think people really consider how their freedom changes when they have a pet. You can’t just suddenly go on a spontaneous trip unless there is some kind of plan to have the pet taken care of.

      I also usually don’t get a lot of comments for these posts which I don’t mind since I am usually busy with other stuff during the weekend. It does seem to help if I ask a random question. That way it at least isn’t just 15+ posts all just saying thanks for the mention.

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  3. Vicky

    Victoria is so pretty in the summer, but I have never visited during the Fall. Have a good trip!

    Thanks for the mention, Jeremy! :)

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    1. Jeremy

      I think I’ve only been there in the summer too. It looks like it’s going to be rainy there this weekend though. I’m sure it will still be fun though.

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    1. Jeremy

      Family in town helps a lot. You know you can trust them to be reliable and not mess with your stuff. It does take a lot of trust to give someone else keys to your place while you’re away.

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    1. Jeremy

      That would be a cool getaway. I like going to the casino but I don’t have very good willpower with gambling. So I’ve been kinda avoiding going. Sounds like you’re living int he wrong state to be having problems with high altitude.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah we had a lot of fun at the pub and football game last night. Good call on moving up to the other seats. We’ll definitely have to hit up the western final next month.

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  4. Stan @DebtsnTaxes

    We are actually going on a short overnight roadtrip on Monday to Green Bay. We also have pets so it can be a pain to find someone to take care of them sometimes. Luckily my sister-in-law lives like a five minute walk through the woods from us and she can take care of the pup and cat. We did the same for her two dogs all of last week.

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    1. Jeremy

      Wow, only a 5 minute walk away? That’s a really convenient pet sitter. I’d totally be down for taking care of my step sister’s dog in return sometime, but I’m not allowed dogs at my apartment.

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    1. Jeremy

      I used to be mostly into Canadian football, but with the last few years I’ve been getting more into the NFL. With the hockey strike, I’ve been watching a ton of NFL this season.

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  5. Kim@EyesontheDollar

    We have great neighbors who watch our dogs when we are gone. The last trip we took was back in the summer, and we come home to find one dog with a broken toe. I guess when the cats are away, the dogs play too. Have a great weekend.

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      1. Jeremy

        No problem Kim. That sucks to come home to an injured animal after a trip. My step sister was actually telling me of the same kind of story when she left her dog with a friend during Christmas last year.

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  6. Liquid

    I went visited Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this year. You get to see a lot of new things when traveling. Have fun on the island :0) If your step sister is a cat person I’m sure she’ll enjoy the company of your cats while you’re gone. Thanks for the mention.

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    1. Jeremy

      It’s a really nice drive from Vancouver to Alberta…can’t say the same about the drive from Alberta to Saskatchewan lol. A change of scenery is needed once in a while though. Sometimes we get too used to our surroundings.

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  7. Cat

    Last road trip was to a Renn Fest in Michigan! My parents are great and come keep the cat company. You can get one of those perpetual feeder things if you don’t want to have to get someone to come over, but if they like company, that’s another story.

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    1. Jeremy

      I remember you telling me about that Renn Fest. I’m sure that was fun. I would get one of those perpetual feeders, but my cats are spoiled. They get to have wet food for breakfast and dinner, while the dry food is available all day. Things would be a lot easier if they only ate dry food. Then again it’s probably best to have someone come over and check on them anyway.

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  8. DC @ Young Adult Money

    Hey Jeremy, I really appreciate you including my post in your roundup. I didn’t even get around to writing my Saturday post because I was moving this weekend and was packing until 2am Friday night. I hate missing a post but having a blog is a serious balancing act…hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m the same way. I get all obsessed about not missing posting on my schedule. Hopefully your move went well and you’re all settled into your new house.

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    1. Jeremy

      I’m not actually big on taking photos. The camera in my new phone is actually the best camera that I’ve ever owned. Well I’ve never even owned a dedicated camera. Vancouver Island is pretty cool though.

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