Updates: August 25 – 31

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Happy long weekend! It’s nice that I’m actually able to say this to my American friends instead of explaining some obscure Canadian holiday… One of my coworkers is from the US and is constantly shocked at the fact we pretty much have a day off work every month. Photo Credit: focusedcapture via flickr Labour Day weekend has become less about ‘back to school’ for me and...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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In lieu of our regular Monday post, I’m posting a day early and wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!  Usually, I send my mom some flowers and take the family out for dim sum.  This year, I’m forgoing the flowers and taking the everyone out for a slightly more expensive dinner at a Japanese tapas bar in Vancouver called Suika (check it out if you haven’t ever been there!). Photo...

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Updates: November 18 – 24

Well, all the papers are signed and we’re packing up our apartment tomorrow and moving to our new condo. Luckily, we’re pretty good at this – we’ve moved on average once every 14 months for the past seven years. We also have a whole week to complete the move, but we’re planing on starting to live in our new place on Sunday. Photo Credit: Vancouver Sun To celebrate our...

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Spending our fun money

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Brian and I often get ridiculed for not having “fun” with our budget.  I say that it is blatantly untrue!  We simply pick and choose what we like to spend our fun money on.  We don’t like to spend our money idly and we like to make sure we have enough spending money for unexpected splurges throughout the week.  We also like to make sure we get the maximum value from our fun money. ...

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