Thursday, May 22, 2008

Blogroll update

Slowly getting around to updating my blogroll on the right hand side of the page.

I must admit, I was embarrassed to discover that I hadn't already linked to these blogs, as I've been reading them all for a while. Still, it's never too late to throw someone a little link love.

Nancy Zimmerman's blog can be found here. Nancy's a Vancouver-based money coach (NOT a financial planner, she'd hasten to add) who wants to engage Canadians to take care of their financial health. Sounds like an admirable goal to me. The fact that she works for Citizens Bank of Canada is another feather in her cap, as far as I'm concerned.

Wooly woman's blog is more debt-related (as opposed to investing, I mean) and even though I've managed to sidestep a lot of major debt pitfalls so far in my young life, I still find blogs like hers inspiring and informative.

Strictly speaking, JanePlain is a Canadian, which is why she gets primo placement in my coveted blogroll. :) But she's actually an ex-pat living on the West Coast, in silicon valley I believe, in a high-tech, high-paying industry, in an expensive city. Those are several things I have no frame of reference for, which goes part of the way toward explaining why I find her blog so interesting. Hers is such a different perspective from my own, yet we seem to think alike. Hers is one of the newest personal finance blogs I've stumbled upon, but I like what I see so far. And speaking of California, I'd like to share the funniest description I've ever heard of silicon valley. My sister, upon returning from a trip to San Jose/Cupertino, was asked how it felt to live in a part of the world with such a high percentage of single, successful bachelors. Her synopsis? "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."

I'm sure she probably ripped that off from somewhere, but it always made me laugh.

At any rate, welcome to the newbies and blog veterans alike. I've heard rumours that a good friend of mine who recently discovered my blog is thinking about starting a pf blog of her own (hint, hint) to help get her financial house in order. I hope she does. There's a space waiting on my blogroll whenever she does.


Wooly Woman said...

Hey thanks for the link! I enjoy reading your blog too. I will check out JanePlain, that is a new Cdn one for me.

Anonymous said...

hey, thanks for the link! You guilted me into updating :)

Like your blog, will be linking to it as well :)

Anonymous said...

oh and your sister is SO right about MAN Jose :)