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Book Review: The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

The Wealthy Barber was lent to me by a friend who wasn't very keen on financial planning (her boyfriend gave it to her)- she hadn't finished yet. So I borrowed it. It's an easy read. It's an older book (published 1995) but it's very relevant… timeless! It's kind of a page turner in a way-…

How to tell if splurges are “worth it”

So my recent big purchase, as you know, was on Boxing Day of the Macbook Pro that I semi-impulsively bought online through Future Shop.  Did I get the dreaded Boxing Day Hangover? No, I think not.  Even though I spent big bucks on the Macbook, I still think it's “worth it”. So how does one…

youngandthrifty Net Worth Update: January 2010

Speaking of New Year's resolutions, the one I had is to update my net worth monthly to keep track of where my money's going. Net Worth: January (woohoo! Up 5.8%!)

Wind mobile… is it not what it's cracked up to be?

So Wind Mobile opened it's doors in Calgary and Toronto already for a few weeks now (as of December 16, 2009).  They're partnering up with Research in Motion (the Canadian golden child and makers of Blackberries) to offer heavily discounted Blackberries. The Big Three (Telus, Rogers, and Bell) don't seem too scared yet because Wind…

The Boxing Day Hangover

Hope everyone had a good and relaxing holiday with loved ones! This past week has been really hectic for me (hence the sporadic posting).  I was working Boxing Day and somehow managed to still spend money.  Curse those shops that open past 5pm, curse them.  Curse you, Future Shop for having an online sale! Boxing…