Paying off my student loans

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According to Statistics Canada, over half of Canadian students graduate from post secondary education with an outstanding government student loan. As you know, CF graduated with a large student loan, while I owed less to the government but more to my parents. On average, we had as much debt as everyone else.  Not very appetizing for a couple who prides themselves on being different!   Photo Credit:...

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My $1000 back to school budget

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So I’ve been a little busy the last few weeks and neglecting the blog! One excuse – I’m back at the university full time to finish up the last year of my 2nd degree program. Going back to school without going back into debt meant massive savings and massive budgeting. Currently, I have enough saved to pay for tuition plus the next two months of living expenses. I have enough guaranteed...

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Meet my financial mistakes

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I’ve made a lot of financial mistakes in not a lot of time.  In some ways, it was for the best, because I learned a lot of life lessons and it gave me a lot of motivation for getting my financial house in order.  In other ways, it’s really kept me from pursuing opportunities that I’ve been interested in.   Photo credit: Original photo by Images of Money via http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929554283/in/photostream Taking...

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Giving up the perfect job

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A few years ago, I interviewed for my almost-dream job.  The position was for a “Publishing Coordinator” in a large biotech company.  The job involved preparing the weekly newsletter, writing articles, and research new findings and events in science.  Awesome, right? Photo Credit: photologue_np at http://www.flickr.com/photos/44313045@N08/6290270129/ I’m pretty good at interviews. ...

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