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It’s looking like Sunday might be time for a road trip down to Seattle. It’s a great city and I always enjoy heading down there. If real estate prices down there weren’t so close to what it is here, I’d even consider moving there someday.
This time around my plan is to finally replace some sunglasses that have seen better days. My frugal side wants to just keep using those scratched up sunglasses, but that’s just asking for some eye damage. Apparently even a small scratch can be dangerous. Kim you probably know all about that.
The reason that Sunday makes sense is that there isn’t a Seahawks game that day. So the highway and border crossing might not be too bad. As much as I’d love to watch another NFL game live, it just adds so much time to the commute.
I’ll also be able to take advantage of a favorable exchange rate. Well more like I’ll avoid having to exchange some of the US currency that is sitting in my bank account. I’ve been waiting for a better exchange rate, but that might be too far away.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
While I’m off in Seattle, here’s some weekend reading material. By now you must realize that I only share posts from top notch bloggers. So if you’ve made this list, you must be producing some pretty awesome content. That or you just know the key to my heart
When Should you Try to Pay Down Debt? on Canadian Personal Finance Blog
Where Do You Draw The Line With Pet Expenses? on The Family Finances
Are you a Grocery Store Snob? on Canadian Budget Binder
Saving for Retirement is a Ponzi Scheme on Money Smart Guides
Student loans…again on Bog Of Debt
Rental Property Series: Overcoming Setbacks on Eyes On The Dollar
The Fruits of Our Labor on Debts and Taxes
How I Save Money on Auto Insurance on My Own Advisor
The Best Investment EVER! on Savvy Scot
Mutual Funds: Professional Management for Next to Nothing on This Is Common Cents
How you Can Drastically Increase Your Net Worth on One Smart Dollar
To Be Young Entrepreneurs or Employees? My Kids Try Entrepreneurism on My Money Design
Make Your Credit Cards Work for You on Pelican On Money
The Buffett Rule: Does it make sense? on Street Smart Finance
Eating well while traveling on Outlier Model
Moving Back Home After College? on Making Sense of Cents
How to Save Money on Contacts and Eye Care on Work Save Live
Why is it Healthy to Change Bank Accounts? on Fearless Men
Legal Battle Over a Sagging Balcony on Blue Collar Workman
Who else makes road trips especially for shopping? I know it’s a pretty common thing for people to do here in Vancouver, but I’d be interested to know if it’s a common trend elsewhere.