Cutting down your hydro or electrical bill

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When I received our hydro bill last month, I nearly had a heart attack.  $160+ for two freaking months!?  In all my apartment and condo-dwelling days, my bill has rarely exceeded $40 for two months.  I called the hydro company to check in case there was a mistake but no… it was indeed $160 and change.  Sigh.   Photograph by jonlk, used under Creative Commons (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonk/14002934/) There’s...

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Posted in: Home, Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

The benefits of a second job

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For many people, the thought of working more than they have to is an alien concept.  But making more money is the easiest way to give yourself a financial boost, especially if it’s in a field that you enjoy or done during a time where you wouldn’t be doing anything anyways – you can even make money at parties! I’m working this Sunday at the the research centre.  I’ve...

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Posted in: Career and Work, Life Hacks

Post-Christmas to-do list

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I am sad to say that 2011 is almost over!  Now that the busy holiday season is coming to a close, I’ve had some time to get things done around the house that have been on my to-do list.  The time after Christmas is a great time to knock a few things off the list, especially tasks which are infrequent or sporadic in nature. Housekeeping At the end of the year when you are probably home during...

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5 Money Tips for College Students

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Start an emergency fund Having an emergency fund is a must for anyone, but starting while you’re still in college gives you a good start.  By keeping a bit of money in a savings account, you won’t have to go into debt for small, unexpected bills and you will have a nice starting point to build on for after you graduate. Photo Credit: Lawrence OP via Flickr   Startingan emergency fund in college...

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