Save money: Brew Beer! (Part 1)

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British Columbia has the highest alcohol and liquor taxes in all of North America – A depressing thought, given that I work in the industry part time. On the bright side, this gives me access to a lot of great beer and wine that I wouldn’t necessarily have found otherwise. Unfortunately, good beer costs more! I’m now accustomed to drinking fine craft beer without the budget to...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: April 1 – 7

I’m pretty impressed with myself right now. Last week, I mentioned that I was doing some do it yourself bike repairs. It took a little longer to get around to, but I’ve successfully replaced four brake pads and a chain! It really doesn’t sound impressive, but when you’re able to do something for the first time, it’s very satisfying. In the past, I would have taken my bike...

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Revisiting the 2012 financial goals

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Earlier this year, Brian discussed our 2012 financial goals.  We try to set our financial goals each year.  It gives us something concrete to work towards and when you complete a goal, it feels great.  At the time, I wasn’t sure where I would be employed or even IF I would be employed.  Kind of hard to set goals when there is a lot of uncertainty!  We did our best and I felt like I set some...

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Posted in: Money

End of season joy

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Back in the fall of 2011, I was looking for a new pair of boots.  I’m more of a boot person than a shoe person.  I had several pairs at home in various states of decay.  One was a cheaper “pleather” pair in which the plastic part of the pleather was now peeling up.  It was not repairable any more since the fabric itself was ripped.  I had another 4 year-old pair of heeled boots...

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