Carnival of Personal Finance #143 – Oh Canada Edition

by Mike Holman

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance edition #143!

As you might have guessed by the flag in the header, this blog is based in Canada so I thought it would be fun to have a Canadian theme!


Bob and Doug Mackenzie were part of the show SCTV (Second City TV) which is one of my all time favourite shows.

Top hoser picks

Squawkfox has gone to the dogs this week with ten financial lessons she learned from her dog. Any dog named “Tivo” is ok by me! (This was my favourite post of the carnival.)

photo by pointnshoot

Hockey is the most popular sport in Canada – by far!

Best skaters

photo by dobak
Canada Goose – I didn’t even realize until I looked it up, that “Canada” is actually part of the name for these birds. I always thought it was just the name Canadians called geese. 🙂

The Canada geesers

Terry Fox is one of the biggest heroes from my youth. He lost part of his leg to cancer, started running across Canada to raise money for research and although he didn’t make it all the way across the country, he captured the imagination of the entire nation and raised the level of awareness for cancer research.

Terry Fox selections

photo by Vigour
While moose are not exclusive to Canada, I always think of them as Canadian.

Moose selections

photo by Steve Deger
The loon is another animal which is very common in Canada.

The “loonies” of the carnival 🙂

photo by Vigour

And of course you can’t have a Canadian carnival without including the mighty beaver:

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