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Wedding vs Eloping vs Destination Wedding…Thoughts
Don’t worry guys, I am not getting married any time soon…but with everyone getting married left right and centre (not to mention popping out babies everywhere), the thought kind of well.. scares me. Maybe it scares me because I am a nonconformist in some ways, and maybe it scares me because it is so much […]
How to Split the Costs of Dating
In a perfect world, money would not be an issue. Or maybe if I had a perfect personality (instead of my neurotic, analytical self), dating costs would not be an issue. Or maybe if we lived in a world where traditional female and male roles of nurturer and provider did not exist, then it would […]
Do We Suck at Personal Finance Because We Suck At Math?
“I just don’t get Math!” “Well, there is no use studying math, you’re either good at it or you’re not.” “When will I ever use this in the real world anyway?” As a high school teacher I hear complaints about math constantly (well… I just hear many complaints period).  There is this widespread general attitude […]
Where to Spend Most of the Wedding Budget?
Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to have a lavish $50,000 to $100,000 wedding (nor should we, because that’s a sizable down payment in Vancouver and the cost of an entire home in many parts of the United States).  According to The Knot (perhaps not the best source of credible wedding advice since The […]
Is Debt a Deal Breaker?
When you are dating you try your best to suss out the other person to see if they are compatible with you.  Physically, emotionally, and… financially? Even if someone makes over six figures, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t in debt.  It is the concept of lifestyle inflation, and how much their lifestyle costs them.  […]
Valentine’s Day Date Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
Valentine’s Day is one of those days that there is so much pressure to perform (uhhhhh in more ways than one, get your mind out of the gutter) that the tension is palpable.  People receiving flowers, chocolates, and jewellery and sussing how much you spent on them to ascertain how much you are interested in […]
Over brunch one day in the summer, my late 20’s friend told me that her dream engagement ring would ideally be a rough cut diamond, which I thought was quite representative of her chic yet down-to-earth style.  She then asked me what my dream engagement ring would be.  I had never thought about what my […]
Finances and Relationships
As many of you know, since my relationship ended with my ex, I have been on a dating rampage.  I think it’s important to find someone who shares the same financial goals and financial values with you.  My ex and I often disagreed on how we should spend money, with him valuing things such as […]

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