Cutting down on transit costs

transit costs, transportation, saving money
When my parents were feeling the money pinch, they decided to sell their car.  Good financial move right?  It netted them $8000 and they didn’t have a vehicle eating up gas and insurance money any more.  Well, not so good actually.  They blew through the money in a month or two and now have to spend several hours walking to and from grocery stores and medical appointments. Photo Credit: DennisM2...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

Updates: August 4 – 10

craft/nano breweries, brewery, beer, alcoholic drinks, bar, personal financial blogs to read, personal finance, financial articles, financial reads
For the past several months, I’ve walked by a new brewery that was being built and eagerly awaiting it’s completion. On my way home from work earlier this week, I finally noticed they were open! Naturally I stopped by and had some of their beer! There are about 4 or 5 different craft/nano breweries opening up across Vancouver, so I hope to support as many as possible. It is really encouraging...

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How to save money on textbooks

save money on textbooks, college life, college books, textbooks
In my first year of college, textbooks cost me an astounding $800.  That’s an absolutely disgusting amount for something that I might use once a week.  And that was only one year of school!  I think I ended up needed only a handful of chapters (if that) out of each textbook. Schools will encourage you to buy books through the college bookstore, but that is definitely not your only source of textbooks....

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Investment update: 2013

Investment update, stock exchange, investments, investment activities
It’s been awhile since we provided an update on our investment plans but you can check out our 2011 investment update as a reference from where we’ve come from! Since then, we’ve added another property to our real estate portfolio and are in the process of moving all our RRSP and TFSA investments to an online brokerage. we continue to be successful landlords and are working towards...

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