What I did with my income tax refund

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I got my income tax refund last week. Woohoo!  2010 taxes done and closed. Although many PF sites will tell you that getting a tax refund means that you are giving the government an interest-free loan, I am still pleased to get a large chunk of money once a year.  It’s a great way to make a large dent in… something.  When I was younger, I used to spend away the money, but I (think I...

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Posted in: Money

Updates: Apr 24-30

This week, Brian and I launched our website, officially!  No more WordPress hanging over my head – I have complete power, muahahahaha… ahem.  I’m sorry for the lost comments and subscribers – I had a hard time importing the site and resorted to good old copy and paste.  I still have to go back and try to import it properly as well as pull over some posts that seemed to have...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Getting a free credit report in Canada

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Just a quickie today – I was pleased to knock this one off my list of things-to-do: If you’re in Canada, and you’re interested in checking out your credit report, the government of Canada provides some handy links for your convenience.  (I was actually surprised at how easy it was to find this information…)  From here, you can request a paper copy of your credit report from...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt

Taking advantage… of everything

Taking advantage, living on less, exhausting resources
Living well on less often means taking advantage of situations to the best of your ability.  I don’t mean being greedy or doing illegal things, but I do mean taking and using what’s available to you each and every time.   Getting free food For example, the office where I work is adminstered by a property management company.  Every day or so, the secretary will put out cookies and sometimes...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy
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