Updates: June 16 – 22

Canada Day long weekend, long weekend, weekend reads, personal finance, financial blogs
Well, this weekend I’m heading off to visit my family in a neighbouring city. I haven’t been back in a long time, so I’m looking forward to getting out of the city for some rest and relaxation! I’ll be playing some golf with my brother and dad and sharing some awesome beer and wine, and it will be great to see the family! Photo credit: hankinsphoto.com via Flickr Next weekend...

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What makes a great neighbourhood?

great neighbourhood, local communities, neighborhood, great neighborhood
This past Sunday, Brian and I got a chance to sample food from local restaurants and browse the goods of many local vendors during Car Free Day Vancouver.  It’s an annual event held around several Vancouver neighbourhoods and encourages residents (and visitors!) to leave their vehicles at home, reclaim the roads (if only for a little while) and enjoy a day out amongst the locals.  There was...

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Posted in: Philosophy

3 Summer jobs for students

Summer jobs for students, extra income, summer job, make money
This past weekend, Vancouver had it’s annual car-free day, with street festivals being held all over the city.  Brian and I braved the crowds and had a beer out on the street while enjoying a bit of sun and warmth.  When the patios and beer gardens come out, it’s a sure sign of impending summer! It’s also the time when students, many of whom are free for the summer, start to look...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Updates: June 9-15

Bike month, personal finance blogs, articles to read, personal finance reads, financial articles
June is bike month in Vancouver (and across Canada, based on a quick Google search). I don’t know where the idea initiated, but all month I’ve been seeing signs pop up like this one below. Photo credit: daveb_ via Flickr Bike month is a great opportunity to trade your car for a bike when commuting to work – often it only takes a few more minutes than driving, depending on where you...

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