Happy Saturday everyone! The sun is shining and the birds are out. It’s the end of March and winter is finally starting to release its stranglehold on Alberta. Speaking of the weather, tomorrow is Earth Hour so remember to unplug yourself between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Save energy. Save earth. Yay Earth!
It’s been awhile since I’ve published on Cents, Sense & Sensibility (CSS), I had to go on a brief hiatus while I figured out how to balance some of my other projects. Now I’m back, Part 452. Nevertheless…
Here’s the week at CSS:
Telematics Insurance: Big Saver or Big Brother? This auto insurance is newer to Canada and involves the installation of a telecommunications device in your vehicle that tracks your driving habits. It sends the information to the insurance company who analyzes it and decides if you qualify for a discount. You can save money but it will cost you your privacy. What’s important to you?
Clean All the Things! National Spring Cleaning Week A new beginning with spring and with spring cleaning. Here are five frugal (and green!) tips on getting your house into tip top shape.
Over at LowestRates.ca:
Four Ways to Save on Your First Car Buying your first car? Here’s a good read for gearing up for your new ride.
Sweet Savage Love: Here are some great reads I enjoyed this week
Haley from Disease Called Debt brings us a conclusion to her series: How much money can you make from eBooks? Part 5 This is helpful, informative and makes me want to write an ebook. I plan on reading the first four parts post haste.
Michelle from Shop My Closet Project writes a pick-me-up post about Taking a fresh look at my debt. It helped me rethink my own progress with debt repayment. Despite a lot of ups and downs, I have made gains and I need to keep that in mind. Thanks for the reminder Michelle!
I’ve gone through some things this week and have been reading a lot lately. Over the week, I’ve been struck by how much certain blog posts have resonated with me. A prime example comes from Tonya over at Budget and the Beach as she asks the question: Why is change so hard? I have wondered this myself so many times and still haven’t been able to find an answer. I hear ya, Tonya! I really do.
Kristin over at Believe in a Budget gives us tips on staying strong with Five Ways to Avoid Financial Burnout. Like Kristin, I like to fully immerse myself in my projects and sometimes find it hard to balance things so I don’t burnout. These are some good strategies to follow.
Sweet Savage Love: Kansas City Cover-Up
I have no bloody idea how anything this interesting would ever happen in Kansas City but apparently it does. Check out the summary below and buy your own copy by clicking the link. You know you want too.
Political intrigue, an undercover investigation and a very mutual attraction
As the Kansas City Police Department’s archenemy, reporter Gabriel Knight never expected to need its help. But the sexy journalist suspects the death of a politician’s aide will shed light on the long-unsolved murder of his fiancée. He demands to team up with tough, beautiful detective Olivia Watson. Sharing a mutual distrust—and a disturbingly mutual attraction—Gabe and Olivia discover that someone’s working hard to keep old secrets buried and stop their investigation dead. But as they come closer to the truth they edge closer to each other. Until now, neither has had room in their lives—or hearts—for a relationship. Yet all that could change…if Gabe can prevent them from becoming tomorrow’s headline.