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Max Out Retirement

Max Out Your RRSP & TFSA Today

RRSPs and TFSAs have a mysterious, almost scary aura. Little understood by non-finance types, the investment vehicles are hugely important to retiring at all, let alone retiring early. Luckily, if you want to max out your RRSP and TFSA,…

30 Month Mortgage: Month 2 – Ridiculously Overbudget

30 Month Mortgage: Month 2 – Ridiculously Overbudget

Bill Budgeted Actual Comments Electricity $100 $67.04 Natural gas $100 $71.02 Water $50 $38.51 Internet $68 $65.74 Increased to include Netflix House insurance $55 $65.50 Decreased thanks to new policy Car insurance $80 $92.00 Decreased thanks to new policy…

5 minute Tips How to Start Your Own Business

5 Minute Tips: How to Start Your Own Business

You want to start your own business, maybe even an online store. You want to be successful enough to quit your full-time job. You don’t want to get ripped off by clients. Being a solopreneur isn’t as easy or…

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…

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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…