Updates: July 15 – 21

Welcome to the new Outlier Model! We’ve upgraded our look and are pretty pleased with the results. Bear with us while we iron out the kinks – shoot us a tweet or email if you notice something that we missed (thanks Jeremy!). In tribute to his cat photos, I’m introducing Chaucer; our pudgy, attention suck of a cat.   This weekend I’m heading to the Whitecaps game with Jeremy...

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FedEx lost my present

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I don’t spend a lot of money on myself.  Most of my clothes are a few years old (but well cared for!) and I only ever have one handbag at a time.  I am even having a hard time thinking of what I want for my birthday!  But when I started my new job, I decided to splurge on something that I’ve been coveting for a long time… a Diesel wallet. Photo Credit: Original photo by David Shankbone...

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How to fillet a fish

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Fish is great.  I love fish.  But buying a fillet of salmon gets expensive!  At the stores where I shop, a serving of salmon fillet costs around 4 dollars.  But, you can buy a whole salmon when in season for a measley $10, yielding 6 or 7 large servings.  But WTF are you supposed to do with a whole freaking salmon?  You butcher it of course!  Here’s how. First, get your working area ready....

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Posted in: Food and Grocery

Paying for special occasions

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This post was featured on the Carnival of Personal Finance When you’re trying to stick to a budget and save money, one of the biggest issues that can come up is a special occasion. A wedding, a birthday, a baby shower… these things can all wreak havoc on your budget unless you plan carefully. Whether or not it is correct, there are a lot of implicit expectations when it comes to these types...

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Posted in: Money
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