My weekly meals

weekly meals, approximate costs of expenses, food expenses, monthly budget
It can be hard to imagine what eating on $100 a month is like.  So, similar to our “grocery motivation” posts, I’m going to occasionally post a journal of what Brian and I ate that week, along with approximate costs.  The costs are only approximate because I don’t always remember how much I money I paid for meat or bulk vegetables for example.  But I’ll try to use...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Tackling my student loans

student loans, paying off student loans, student loan program
Student loans are like the opposite sides of the same coin.  The growing student loan debt held by young people has been a major topic in recent news.  On one hand, it’s a great equalizer because it helps to provide access to post secondary education for individuals who may not be able to afford it otherwise.  Having student loans also gives you access to bursaries and scholarships not available...

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Posted in: Money

Updates: June 3-9

The update is a little late this week due to the fact that I just got back from my work trip to Seattle. It was a very busy week so I’m happy to be home and getting back into the routine. There was so much going on that I didn’t have a chance to keep up with much reading, so there are a lot of new articles I’m looking forward to reading. Here’s a few that I’m going to...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Living on the poverty line

poverty line, poverty, poverty living
Every once in a while, a group or charity will call out the government and complain that it is impossible to live on minimum wages or that people at the poverty line can never expect to improve their lives.  Is this really true?  I would argue not.  Let’s take a look at some real numbers. Say you’re an average British Columbian with a high school diploma.  You don’t want to take...

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Posted in: Money, Philosophy
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