Save money: Brew Beer! (Part 1)

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British Columbia has the highest alcohol and liquor taxes in all of North America – A depressing thought, given that I work in the industry part time. On the bright side, this gives me access to a lot of great beer and wine that I wouldn’t necessarily have found otherwise. Unfortunately, good beer costs more! I’m now accustomed to drinking fine craft beer without the budget to...

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I got a BBQ!

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Brian and I used to have a little portable BBQ but it was stolen while we were living in good old East Vancouver. Since then, we’ve moved a few times and have not lived in a building with outdoor space. At our current location however, we have a HUGE balcony that’s just asking for a BBQ. I love BBQ’d foods. I’ve been searching for a BBQ for a few months now and conveniently,...

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Finding free hair cuts

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Today I paid $150 to get my hair cut and coloured. It’s one of my few splurges and it’s also one of the things that makes me the most happy.  I can afford it now, but it wasn’t always the case. Original photo by D Sharon Pruitt (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/sets/72157610551917961/) Free and almost free haircuts Its actually pretty easy to find a decent salon quality haircut...

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Keep your eye on the goal

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Imagine you’ve entered a train station.  Suddenly, a train arrives, and hordes of people get off.  They’re all heading towards you.  You need to get on the train.  What do you do?   Some people might try to dodge incoming travelers and avoid them.  Others might try to navigate around obstacles and avoid strollers and angry cell phone talkers.  But chances are, you’re going...

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