Cutting down on transit costs

transit costs, transportation, saving money
When my parents were feeling the money pinch, they decided to sell their car.  Good financial move right?  It netted them $8000 and they didn’t have a vehicle eating up gas and insurance money any more.  Well, not so good actually.  They blew through the money in a month or two and now have to spend several hours walking to and from grocery stores and medical appointments. Photo Credit: DennisM2...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality

What makes a great neighbourhood?

great neighbourhood, local communities, neighborhood, great neighborhood
This past Sunday, Brian and I got a chance to sample food from local restaurants and browse the goods of many local vendors during Car Free Day Vancouver.  It’s an annual event held around several Vancouver neighbourhoods and encourages residents (and visitors!) to leave their vehicles at home, reclaim the roads (if only for a little while) and enjoy a day out amongst the locals.  There was...

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Posted in: Philosophy

Access over ownership

daily life, generation X, generation Y, ownership, sharing economy
Millenials, the demographic cohort that followed Generation X, are a much maligned bunch.  Also sometimes known as “Generation Y”, millenials were born between approximately 1982 and 2000, with slight fluctuations depending on country of origin.  Each generation in human history has been noted for displaying certain values, trends or characteristics, and millenials are no different.  They...

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Posted in: Philosophy

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