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5 Reasons Small Cities and Towns Beat Metropolises for Young Professionals

5 Reasons Small Cities and Towns Beat Metropolises for Young Professionals

As I see house prices continue to soar across Canada (despite dire predictions of eventual bubble popping that will leave many young people “underwater” on their mortgages) I always think...
Cutting the Cable and Joining Netflix

Cutting the Cable and Joining Netflix

Well, to be honest, I never had cable to start with anyways, so I guess this post doesn't make any sense. But for those of you who actually have cable,...
How to Apply for the Nexus Program

How to Apply for the Nexus Program

A few months ago, I deliberated as to whether the Nexus pass is worth it? My answer is a resounding YES. It is amazing. And that is all. Here are...
Why You Should Organize A Clothes Swap

Why You Should Organize A Clothes Swap

For you longtime readers, you know that I am a huge fan of clothes swaps.  In 2011 I was still a fan of the clothes swap because I shared a...
Costco vs Loblaws

Costco vs Loblaws

A few months ago I wrote about whether a Costco membership is worth it, and listed the pros and cons of a Costco membership.  Some pros were their Mary's Organic...
Negotiating My Mortgage – RBC vs My Credit Union

Negotiating My Mortgage – RBC vs My Credit Union

A few months ago I began thinking about the fact that my first mortgage term was about to end and that I would soon have to sign on for a...
Why I stopped using mint.com

Why I Cancelled Mint.com

For anyone who has been following this blog for the past two years or more, everyone and their kitchen sink and uncle's cousin knows what a huge fan of automated...
Negotiate for a Cell Phone Plan

Negotiating A Cell Phone Plan – Still Alive and Kicking

Since I had my cell phone stolen while on vacation (I almost lost it last year in Bali, Indonesia and ended up paying an exorbitant amount of money to get...
savings account to keep debt down

How a Savings Account Keeps You Out of Debt

Like Rodney Dangerfield, savings accounts don't get any respect. In a world dominated by exchange traded funds, tax-sheltered retirement plans, and low interest credit cards, savings accounts are kind of...
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