Frugal Friday - MoneySense

Frugal Friday

Sumptuous desk food, free financial planning tools, a $3.6 million chequeing account and more.



  • Canadian Business magazine has idea for a paperbag lunch featuring frugal but sumptuous desk food. Having this to look forward to makes Monday look not all bad.
  • BMO is the latest of the big 5 banks to launch a financial planning website. A recent bank poll found more than one-third of Canadians don’t have a plan, either because they don’t know where to start or because they don’t think they have enough money to warrant one. BMO said the website is a way to show Canadians how a plan can get them on the right path to achieving their goals. The website features a handful of mostly diagnostic tools including major purchase and retirement savings calculators. As you’d expect, the pitch is for users to contact BMO investment pros for advice after having used the tools. Either way, there’s no harm in taking pulse of your finances once and a while. MoneySense also has a suite of tools available on our website to help you navigate RESPs, mortgages, credit cards and more.
  • An ATM receipt that was left in a New York cash machine showed an available balance of $3.6 million. $3.6 million! Check out the photo here.
  • Planning on getting some Halloween shopping done this weekend? See how much other MoneySense readers are planning on spending by check outing out poll below: