Updates: February 12 – 18

Final preparations are underway for a short Seattle getaway. Traveling can add up and have a significant impact on your finances if you’re not careful how you do it. Taking advantage of opportunities can save you a lot of money, especially on accommodation. Through work, I was able to get a friends and family rate at the W Hotel – a very trendy hotel in the middle of Downtown Seattle, for...

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Finding free hair cuts

free hair cuts, hair cuts for cheap, salon quality hair cuts
Today I paid $150 to get my hair cut and coloured. It’s one of my few splurges and it’s also one of the things that makes me the most happy.  I can afford it now, but it wasn’t always the case. Original photo by D Sharon Pruitt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/sets/72157610551917961/) Free and almost free haircuts Its actually pretty easy to find a decent salon quality haircut...

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Updates: February 5 – 11

Thursday marked a milestone for The Outlier Model – our 100th post. We’ve been at this blogging business for just over a year now – thanks for checking us out! This weekend, the Davis Cup is in town; it’s been over 20 years since Vancouver has seen world class tennis like this, and I’m lucky enough to be going to the final matches tomorrow. I am very excited – I...

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Financial Goals: 2012

Financial Fears, dreams, reality, Financial Goals
Keeping track of your goals gives you a concrete marker to aim for each year. It’s important to do this for yourself, but publishing them here keeps us honest! CF’s goals may change dramatically depending on her employment situation at the end of her degree in April.   CF’s Goals Emergency Fund: $2000 Net Worth: $0 Add $1000 to TFSA. Increase RRSP contribution to at least $100...

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