Archive for March 2012

9 Reasons Why I Deactivated Facebook

I saw the headlines yesterday about job interviewers increasingly asking for your password or for you to log in to Facebook during the interview and I thought sharing my thoughts on why I deactivated (have yet to delete, but so far, I have no temptation to go back to “reactivate my Facebook) my personal Facebook…

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My Worst Job(s) as a Teenager

I’ve always been meaning to write this post but never got around to doing it.  I’d love to hear your (traumatic) experiences as a teenager in your first or second job.  Many entry level jobs are far from glamorous and some of the ones I’ve done (and am not proud of doing) are pretty interesting.…

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My Experience with Home Insurance

We just got our personal home insurance renewed and it’s such a b*tch to pay.  We pay it off in the full amount just because we don’t want to incur any further interest charges.  Since Vancouver is due for the “big one” anytime (so they say) we decided to fork up an extra $400 per…

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Book Review: Findependence Day

Being a HUUUGE fan of financial novels (hellooooo, Wealthy Barber anyone?) I was super excited to review Findependence Day (thanks Brighter Life!).  I’m even more excited to give it away to a lucky Youngandthrifty.ca reader, because it’s so GOOD I want to share it with you! It’s written by Jonathan Chevreau, a personal finance columnist…

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March 2012 net worth update: $145, 740 (+3.0%)

$145, 740 (+3.0%) Although one of the reasons this month was such a great month was because the markets have rallied to pre-2009 levels, the major reason was because I forgot to include about $2700 in cash in my last month’s TFSA account! (How embarassing- this is what happens when you’re old school and rely…

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