How I Saved $455 on Insurance

How I Saved $455 on Insurance

Insurance in Alberta is ridiculous. People complain about high taxes in Quebec all the time but they have rock-bottom insurance rates, subsidized daycare, free/inexpensive posts-secondary schooling and incredibly affordable heating and power bills. I knew our car and home insurance…

solopreneur sucks

Being a Solopreneur Sucks

This month marks the anniversary of my first full year as a solopreneur. It sucks. I have literally never had a job more difficult, more life-altering and more stressful in my entire life. Money I’d wager money is the…

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How Much Is My House In Different Canadian Cities?

A short but fun post today — sorry for the small-ish pictures but there are a lot of them and didn’t want to use up all your internet. A discussion on twitter sparked this idea — how much would my…

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How We’ll Repay Our Mortgage in Less Than Three Years

As I mentioned last week, we recently bought a house in our little town. It’s been hard adjusting to small-town living after having lived in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Ulsan but if there’s one thing that towns have over…

Debt Motivates Me in a Way Savings Never Could

Debt Motivates Me in a Way Savings Never Could

I’m writing this post from my way-too-expensive bed in my brand new house. Owning a house, especially as a Millennial and in Alberta wasn’t something I ever thought would happen. If you remember right, Le Monsieur and I went…

The Productivity Project -- Time Logs

The Productivity Project: Time Logs

This week (Friday through yesterday), I decided to finally start a project I’ve been thinking of doing for awhile. The idea was simple but I knew that the execution would be tedious before I even began — I was going to track every…

How to Buy Your Way Into Canada

How to Buy Your Way Into Canada

Syria refugees and Vancouver/Toronto foreign buyers take up the bulk of our attention towards Canada’s immigration policies. I get it – these stories sell a lot of papers. No one bats an eye at the fact that a new…

Empowered Millennial Investor

Interesting Read: Empowered Millennial Investor

Instead of a blog post, I spent this weekend reading a book written by a fellow-McGill graduate. Empowered Millennial Investor (not an affiliate link) is a quick read at only 138 pages but covers Taxation, CPP/OAS, RRSPs/TFSAs, and has a…

Minimum Wage is the Absolute Worst Political Idea Ever

Minimum Wage is The Absolute Worst Political Idea Ever

I’ve only worked for minimum wage once in my life, and only for about a week. In university, I looked for a second part-time job and ended up working at a local Quizno’s. The hours were “come in whenever…