Paying off my student loans

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According to Statistics Canada, over half of Canadian students graduate from post secondary education with an outstanding government student loan. As you know, CF graduated with a large student loan, while I owed less to the government but more to my parents. On average, we had as much debt as everyone else.  Not very appetizing for a couple who prides themselves on being different!   Photo Credit:...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money

People who have inspired me – My (almost) first manager

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My first steady job (that didn’t involve working for my dad) was at a dollar store.  My parents knew the owners and put me in touch with them.  One brief meeting later, I was gainfully employed. I was 17-almost-18 at the time.  I had to travel an hour and a half to get to the store and an hour and a half to get home.  As you can imagine, this sucked.  I worked there for a year and a bit. ...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Becoming a landlord: Maintenance

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After you get a tenant for your rental property it’s time to sit back and rake in the cash right?  Um, NO! Rental properties require a lot of work!  This work doesn’t end after you get a tenant.  It just changes into different sorts of work.  As a landlord, you need to remain proactive and vigilant. Original by Christian Schuit at http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianschuit/4592831096/ Maintenance...

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Posted in: Real Estate

Germany on a budget: Accomodation

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In about a month, Brian and I are heading to Germany for a 3 week trip.  I’m super excited.  The trip is entirely paid for in cash – though I won’t go into the details here. We’ve planned the trip down to the last dollar and have really tried to maximize experiences and value. Over the next few posts, I’m going to talk about some of the tricks and tips we’ve used. Cheap...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Travel
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