Roundup: Watching TV, Financial Reviews, and Newspaper Features

by Nora Dunn on July 14, 2011

Toronto skyline at night

Having returned to Toronto from a week in Quebec City (more on this in a future post), I immediately packed up again to spend the rest of July at a friend’s cottage north of the city. Cottage country is one of my favourite places in the world (ooh – those dangerous words), and I’m thrilled to have some downtime in nature for a few weeks, because my travels are going to heat up again in August – bigtime! But mum’s the word for now; you’ll just have to stay tuned for news on my next few travel moves. It’s coming together as I write this….


I’ve published a few diverse and interesting articles these last few weeks, and I encourage you to check them out below. I also was featured in the nationally syndicated newspaper column The Frugal Traveler. Check it out!



Wise Bread

Massive List of Things to do While Watching TV

Here’s over 70 things to do while watching tv (with more concentrated things to do during the commercials) that will keep you productive, fit, and moving forward.



Care One

How to Perform a Semi-Annual Financial Review

When I was a financial planner, I performed semi-annual financial reviews with my clients. “Do we need another review already?” they would often say. “Nothing’s really changed.”

Although things may feel the same, more changes than we think. And if we review finances regularly, it’s not a long arduous process; it’s empowering and easy.

Here’s a guide for your own semi-annual financial reviews.


Profiles & Shout-Outs

A fellow Wise Bread colleague co-author of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget recently profiled some of my tips for frugal travel in her nationally syndicated newspaper column The Frugal Traveler. Thanks, Myscha!

The Frugal Traveler: How to be a Professional Hobo



Travel Glam interviewed me about my travels, blog, and background. You can even get a sneak peek of my future travel plans if you read this interview!

Interview with Nora from



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate July 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hmm..i dont like the sound of that seeing as we havent been able to hook up


theprofessionalhobo July 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

@Kate – Yes, it seems that our combined “busy-ness” has gotten the better of our ability to get together. It’s not for lack of trying….I guess we’ll just have to make even more effort in the first half of August before I leave. I’ll be staying down the street from your office….


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