Act 03

Get an oil change

Sometimes ignoring a small maintenance issue can lead to big (and expensive) problems. And while you’re at it, check your tire pressure, windshield washer and consider a quick car wash. Taking care of an existing asset is a form of saving money too.

I went to the Great Canadian Oil Change drive-thru service in Salmon Arm. Twenty minutes and fifty dollars later, my ride is good as new(ish).

Act 02

Make an appointment with your banker

I made an appointment with my financial institution for a “check up”. Like visits to the doctor or dentist, it’s important to check in with your bank or credit union regularly to ensure you’re getting good service and healthy advice.

Interest rates are at record lows and credit card debt is at record highs. Ironically, it’s much more difficult to access cost effective debt and it adds to the burden on Canadian families while Canadian financial institutions benefit from record profits.

I’ll let you know how I make out.