Coffee me

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My workplace does not have free coffee.  It is a little frightening. As a software developer, coffee is what creates code and keeps me happy.  No coffee = no code.  There’s a few options for coffee near by: Starbucks, Tim Horton’s, and the like.  Buying coffee from Starbucks every day adds up pretty quick.  Even a short drip coffee costs $1.75!  At 5 days a week, that’s $8.75…...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: May 13 – 19

The long weekend is here and hopefully the sun will stick around long enough to enjoy the outdoors. We plan to clean up the balcony so that we can enjoy our garden and cheap patio set (from Craigslist)! We enjoyed our first harvest of watercress just this morning. On Monday, we’re taking a short trip out to Steveston Village in nearby Richmond. For somewhere so close to home, I’m not actually...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Questrade fee increase

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Last week, my Questrade newsletter arrived in my email inbox.  Usually, I just delete it but for some reason last week, I clicked on it.  Among other things, it had this statement: Inactivity fee As of July 10th, 2012, an inactivity fee of $9.95 per month is charged to clients with under $5,000 in combined equity for any month in which the client does not complete one commission-able trade. Clients...

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Posted in: Money

Recipe Idea: Easy Potato Salad

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Summer is almost upon us, and with it comes… BBQ season!  Brian and I were invited to our first BBQ of the summer the other week.  It was a very...

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Posted in: Recipes
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