I’m a Lifestyle Creep, I’m a Weirdo

As readers of the blog may know from perusing anecdotes scattered around the post history, my mother was the first person to teach me about money and how to use it intelligently. One of the pieces of sage advice she...

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Tracking Culture and Personal Finance

Yesterday, my usual errands and excursions led me to the gates of Best Buy (rest in peace, once-mighty Future Shop) for the first time in quite a while. And it was there, among the Beats headphones and tablets, that an...

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The Dollar and Debt Management

As the Canadian dollar has declined in value to its lowest level in years – approximately 77 cents USD – many domestic economic experts are attempting to predict the immediate and longer-term picture for...

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Making the Most of DIY Savings

Yesterday evening, I rode home in a cab, much to my own consternation at having misunderstood how holiday bus schedules work here in Vancouver. Alas, my misfortune did expose me to one of the trendy slide-show TV...

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A Financial Breakdown of Car-Sharing

As we previously examined in a blog about commuting, studies have indicated that the annual cost of driving an average car a total of 15,000 miles in 2011 was $8,776. For the budget-conscious, this means a huge...

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Every Day I’m (Side) Hustlin’: A Guide to the Side Hustle

Despite the cultural fascination with doing what you love, most of us are working hard on the nine-to-five schedule trying to do our best to manage our finances and time, keep our bills paid, and practice good spending...

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For Love or Money: Finances & Relationships

The Beatles famously sang “money can’t buy me love” – however, for those of us in search of a romantic connection with someone new, the fact remains: there’s a certain dollars and cents...

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50 Cent Bankruptcy – A Case Study

In a twist of irony too delicious for much of the internet to ignore, multi-million-selling rapper and Vitamin Water spokesman 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson), famous for his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has...

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