Act 314

Spend your Canadian Tire Money

I do enjoy Canadian Tire Money. No sign up. No cards. No points. Nothing complicated. Just money. I especially like using it on discounted items (another thing I like about Canadian Tire). And they reward you for spending cash (not credit). I like that too. And to top it off, they’re Canadian.

I have a feeling that Sandy McTire (the Scottish looking character depicted on the currency), wouldn’t approve of debt of any kind or any nonsense whatsoever when it comes to money. I could probably learn a thing or two from old Sandy. I bet many of us could. Maybe Canadian Tire should re-incarnate him in as a financial planner.

Canadian Tire money is the original loyalty program and still the best, in my view. More interesting facts on the much-loved currency here. So don’t just collect it, spend it. Enjoy it. That’s what Sandy would want.


Act 174

Be prepared.

The devastating floods in Alberta are tragic reminders that the worst can happen when we least expect  it. So it pays to be prepared, just in case.

Some thoughts that come to mind? Prepare a box with food, water, basic medicine and first aid, flash light, radio, batteries, a hard drive of documents and photographs, photocopies of important papers like birth certificates, passports, insurance policies, an extra set of keys. And possibly a bag with a change of clothes, footwear and basic toiletries. And cash. Cold hard cash.

Sending thoughts and best wishes for the flooding victims. I married an Albertan – you’re good people – you’ll get the job done – you’re proving it every day.