Carnival of Personal Finance #143 – Oh Canada Edition

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. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

photo by Vigour

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

80 replies on “Carnival of Personal Finance #143 – Oh Canada Edition”

Funny stuff, eh? I am a best skater only if by “best” you mean “unable to” πŸ™‚

Great job – it’s always interesting to learn about exotic foreign cultures, particularly ones that are so alien to one’s own way of life. Heh.

Thanks for hosting and including my link (and reminding me to participate)!


Thanks for including my post. It was also nice to discover this blog and other interesting ones referenced in the carnival.


[…] being hosted by Canadian Blogger Four Pillars. He’s dubbed this week’s carnival as the Oh Canada Edition. It’s so nice to see a Canadian blogger throw some Canadianisms into the mix. If you love […]

O wow. I’m top dog! Thank you so muchly for the editor pick Four Pillars! I am truly astounded. Tivo thanks you very muchly too! I must say I love love love the Canadianisms, the hosers, and the wildlife. In fact, I’m a little loonie over this edition. I have linked back as well: Oh Canada Edition.

Nice job, lots of good reading here, but you left out the poutine!

(That dog is entirely adorable so thanks for highlighting that excellent post – its ears are half the size of its body! I always thought you were a cat person for some reason Mike, glad to see you’re one of the good guys).

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