Getting a free credit report in Canada

free credit report, credit score, credit card
Just a quickie today – I was pleased to knock this one off my list of things-to-do: If you’re in Canada, and you’re interested in checking out your credit report, the government of Canada provides some handy links for your convenience.  (I was actually surprised at how easy it was to find this information…)  From here, you can request a paper copy of your credit report from...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt

Taking advantage… of everything

Taking advantage, living on less, exhausting resources
Living well on less often means taking advantage of situations to the best of your ability.  I don’t mean being greedy or doing illegal things, but I do mean taking and using what’s available to you each and every time.   Getting free food For example, the office where I work is adminstered by a property management company.  Every day or so, the secretary will put out cookies and sometimes...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy

How CF got her first job out of college

first job out of college, cell biology, genetics, science
During my first degree, I was determined to get experience in my field so that I would not become another unemployed person with a Bachelor’s degree.  When I look back now on the experiences that I gained, there is a very clear connection between the choices that I made and the opportunities available to me.  At the time, it sure didn’t seem that way. Young, dumb and lacking in experience My...

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Posted in: Career and Work

Recipe ideas: Vietnamese beef noodle soup

Vietnamese beef noodle soup, pho, soup, noodles, Vietnamese sour soup
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. If you haven’t had pho, or Vietnamese beef noodle soup, truly you are missing out. It is a wonderfully rich, broth soup made with slow simmered beef bones...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Recipes
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