Updates: May 5 – 11

New Zealand trip, trip to New Zealand, NZ, personal finance blogs, personal finance articles, financial articles, financial blogs
Some bloggers have been asking about the details of my NZ trip. If you’re interested in hearing more, you can check out my beer and wine blog over at www.tangledvines.ca and check out my post on the wine region of Waiheke Island! That was as far out of Auckland as I got, although hanging with NZ Muse was pretty fun too (ps. congrats on the wedding last week!). Someone mentioned it’s Mother’s...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

May garden update part 1: Soil!

gardening, choosing the right soil, growing your own food, community garden, gardening
There’s so many things that I love about growing my own food.  It’s a great learning experience, a great way to get outside, and oh man… home grown tomatoes.  Enough said.  2012 was an AWESOME gardening year for me and Brian.  We had an epic balcony garden for the first time ever and we finally got into a community garden.  We started planning out our garden for 2013 a few weeks...

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Posted in: Home

5 Reasons that Saving money Isn’t as Hard as you Think

Saving money, budgeting, budget, financial situation, financial peace, save money
With the financial crisis still looming and Government spending cuts being announced left, right and centre, it’s no wonder that a lot of us are struggling to make ends meet. Our paychecks don’t stretch quite as far as they once did, and we wistfully remember the days when we could press ‘check balance’ without the ominous feeling of dread! And speaking of checks, take a look at the cool bank...

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Posted in: Guest Post

Got ovaries? Work less!

Work less, job discrimination, job inequality
A new study published in a recent issue of Gender & Society suggests that occupations which have higher average working hours per week have higher levels of gender segregation.  These occupations vary, but include fields like law, engineering, computer science, and areas such as senior management.  According to principal investigator Youngjoo Cha, an assistant professor of sociology at Indiana...

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Posted in: Career and Work
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