Dealing with a collections agency (or, remember to pay your bills!)

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Yesterday, I received a surprising phone call from a collections agency stating I allegedly owed $211 on a past Telus account (phone/internet/cable company). Naturally, I was somewhat shocked – I’m a personal finance blogger, how the hell am I being contacted by a collections agency? I have never missed a payment on, well, just about anything! After I got over the initial adrenaline burst...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt

Recipe Idea: Garlic Pork Shoulder

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Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every few weeks, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. The other week, T&T had a sale on pork shoulder for 99 cents/lb – holy crap!  That is a GOOD price for meat.  So naturally I sent Brian...

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Posted in: Recipes

Updates: May 26 to June 1

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I’m still getting used to the idea that it’s June already. After a heat wave in April, May was a bit cold and damp which hasn’t been good for our little tomatoes and leafy vegetables. It’s supposed to heat up now for a bit, but we need to get some fertilizer in the ground so the plants have the nutrients they need. In two weeks, we’re helping build another garden in the...

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