Being poor in North America

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I was introduced recently to an article by John Scalzi on being poor.  If you have not read it yet, go and read it because my comments will make little sense otherwise.  (Then come back and continue reading this blog!) Photo Credit: D Sharon Pruitt via Flickr As I read the article, two things struck me. First, I felt a bit uncomfortable.  I do a lot of the things on his list of statements and...

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Posted in: Philosophy

Paying off my student loans

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According to Statistics Canada, over half of Canadian students graduate from post secondary education with an outstanding government student loan. As you know, CF graduated with a large student loan, while I owed less to the government but more to my parents. On average, we had as much debt as everyone else.  Not very appetizing for a couple who prides themselves on being different!   Photo Credit:...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money

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