Updates: January 20 – 26

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CF has been off on a business trip all week, so things are just getting back to normal around here. Since she’s been away, naturally we’ll just have to fit in everything we would have done during the week on the weekend! One of our favourite events has been going on this past week, and we’re finally going to take advantage of it. Dine Out Vancouver features a large list of local restaurants who provide special fixed price menus at various price points; $18, $28 or $38. It’s a great opportunity to try a super fancy restaurant at a great price, or to just get the experience of a three course meal provided for you!

Our couch also arrived this week, so we’ll be picking that up and finally finishing the living room set up. After waiting more than a month for the couch to be built and shipped, I sure hope we like it!

Don’t forget, this is the last week for the two contests that we’re running: The $100 cash giveaway and the $1000 cash giveaway!


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Photo Credit: ppacificvancouver via Flickr

What is everyone else up to this weekend?

If you’ve got some free time, check out these awesome posts from the week:

  • CF and I make a habit of obtaining a free credit report every now and then. It’s good just to keep an eye on and make sure there are no errors. Vix Money explains how to get your free credit report from TransUnion.
  • Reach Financial Independence finished off her 13 money goals for 2013 with the advice to enjoy yourself!
  • My Alternate Life gives some tips for packing like a minimalist. I have taken many international business trips with nothing more than a carry on – it can be done!
  • Frugal Rules continues his “Taking the Plunge” series and goes through some budgeting issues to consider if you’re starting your own business.
  • Freedom Thirty Five looks at how you can make money off of others caffeine addiction – invest in coffee!
  • Ever wonder how much money the Girl Scouts make off of their delicious cookies? Eyes on the Dollar explains!
  • If you’re thinking about homeschooling, make sure you read Canadian Budget Binder’s series. Part 2 was published this week.
  • Afford Anything reminds us that knowing your market is key when renting an apartment. Check out her $2,700 mistake here.


Thanks to everyone who included us this week!

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  1. eemusings says:

    Happy weekends! I too live in the equivalent of NYC/Vancouver/London in my country, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

  2. Pauline says:

    Yum lamb shanks! I hope you had a great time. Thanks for the mention!

  3. Liquid says:

    DOV is the only time when I go to those high end restaurants :0) Heading to Five Sails tomorrow with some friends. Looking forward to try their sable fish with truffle sauce om nom nom 😀 Congrats on your new couch. Thanks for the mention.

    • Brian says:

      How was Five Sails? Water St. Cafe was good, but a little slow on the service side.

      • Liquid says:

        Some restaurants didn’t anticipate the extra business from the festival and were probably understaffed. Five Sails was great. Very nice view of Stanley Park and the inlet. Food was well presented. The fish melts in your mouth 🙂 Not cheap at $38 per person, but without the DOV special the regular price would be like $70 lol. I recommend it if you guys like French cuisine :0)

  4. Doreen L says:

    Have a great weekend.

  5. Dine out Vancouver sounds a-mazing! Hope everything goes well with the couch and thanks for all the reading!

  6. That sounds like a great night out and you can’t beat the fixed prices especially if you are having some excellent chefs cooking the meals. Have fun with that and report back I’d be interested to learn how the experience went. Thanks for the mention. Mr.CBB

    • Brian says:

      It went really well, although we did get seated for our 8pm reservation until 8:30pm. The service was a bit slow but the cooking was great. It’s a good event to get the locals out supporting the restaurant industry during the slow months!

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