Coursera Offering Free Online Courses to the Unemployed Until September

It’s a horrible feeling to feel powerless to effect change in a time when change has been forced onto the planet overnight. There is no future in despair. Yes, there are legitimate reasons to despair nowadays. I won’t lie to your face about it. I am going to talk to you about the merits of taking free online courses, offered by renowned and accredited schools of higher learning, to upgrade skills. You...

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Posted in: Career, Career and Work, Education, Money, Personal Finance

Seeing Vancouver BC – Free

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Summer is the best time to visit Vancouver.  It’s sunny (usually), warm (usually), and there’s lots of free events and attractions to take advantage of.  Even though I live here, I still do all the touristy things during the summer, especially if they are free.  Here are some of my favourites: GastownPhoto Credit: K. Sy The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival marks the beginning...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Travel

Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Minimalism and Frugality

First yard sale of the year

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I’m a big fan of yard sales. I’ve picked up a lot of stuff for next to nothing and even more stuff for absolutely nothing. Brian and I went to the first sale of the year (that we knew about) this morning and. Walked away with a free deep frying “spider” skimmer. (PS – I had to look up what they were called.  If you didn’t know either, check it out.) Its awesome because I like to make...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality
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