Updates: August 26 – September 1

We’re a little slow on the update this week due to a number of Labour Day activities. On Friday, we met up a few other local bloggers; Modest Money, Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses and Freedom Thirty Five Blog. A very entertaining evening, highlighted by Jeremy taking a quick swim after dark in the ocean! Saturday morning we headed up to Whistler with  a couple of CF’s co-workers from...

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Updates: July 22 – 28

It might not be the long weekend for everyone else, but CF and I are taking our long weekend this week as we try to spread out some of our days off in advance of our trip to the Okanagan coming up in August. It’s also CF’s birthday today, so we have lots of fun planned over the next three days. Happy Birthday CF! Tonight is the first night in the Honda Celebration of Light – a free...

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Avoid lifestyle inflation

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When you’re used to following a certain budget, getting extra money can seem like an easy bonus – it doesn’t form part of your budget so it’s okay to spend it away.  After all, if you’ve taken care of you bills and your savings, everything else is gravy right?  But that’s where it is easy to fall into the trap of lifestyle inflation.  Suddenly that extra bit...

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Revisiting the 2012 financial goals

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Earlier this year, Brian discussed our 2012 financial goals.  We try to set our financial goals each year.  It gives us something concrete to work towards and when you complete a goal, it feels great.  At the time, I wasn’t sure where I would be employed or even IF I would be employed.  Kind of hard to set goals when there is a lot of uncertainty!  We did our best and I felt like I set some...

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