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Why I Quit My Job to Get a Raise

Why I Quit My Job to Get a Raise

| July 7, 2014 | 22 Comments

For me, the choice to quit my job to get a raise was a no-brainer. I’d stayed with my employer for 3 years back in Vancouver, but it was a small company with no room to grow. In order to get a better title and increase my salary, I had to spread my wings elsewhere. Well, […]

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Moving to Toronto: The First Year

Moving to Toronto: The First Year

| June 30, 2014 | 30 Comments

Tomorrow is Canada Day. Not only does July 1st mark the day Canada was born, but it’s also my HB and I’s one year anniversary of moving to Toronto from Vancouver. It’s crazy to think that one year ago we were driving down Bloor Street with all of our belongings  stuffed into my HB’s tiny […]

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Blog Love – New Job & Free Yoga Challenge

Blog Love – New Job & Free Yoga Challenge

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! I’m just about to finish week one at my new job and man did it just whip by! Even though it’s only been a week, I’m really, really loving it. The people I work with are awesome, the company is great, and I’m finally doing something I’m passionate about! All the things […]

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Switching Careers: My Story

Switching Careers: My Story

| June 23, 2014 | 50 Comments

I wanted to wait a while before writing this post, but I was just too excited I couldn’t help it. Two weeks ago I quit my job and today I’ll be switching careers and starting a new job that is the job. What I mean by the job is that I’ve been searching for something like […]

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Blog Love – Doing the CN Tower EdgeWalk and Loving It!

Blog Love – Doing the CN Tower EdgeWalk and Loving It!

| June 20, 2014 | 31 Comments

For all of you wondering what I was talking about when I mentioned having a “birthday experience” instead of a gift this year, this is what I meant! I don’t know why, but as I continue to get older I want to do things outside of my comfort zone more and more. I guess part of it […]

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Spend Money Where It Counts…On Yourself

Spend Money Where It Counts…On Yourself

| June 16, 2014 | 38 Comments

Back when I started this blog in December 2011, I thought I had a pretty clear picture of what my life would look like when I got older. By the time I turned 30 I would be married, in a management position at work making a decent income, and I would own a condo or […]

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Blog Love – Cottage Country, Here I Come!

Blog Love – Cottage Country, Here I Come!

| June 12, 2014 | 26 Comments

Ever since my HB and I moved to Toronto from Vancouver, I’ve wondered what the heck the deal is with cottage country. Torontonians talk about it all the time, most of them have family cottages that they visit every weekend, but for new city folk like us, we’ve never heard of it. In Vancouver, only […]

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Plan to Retire? Then Stop Giving Your Kids Money!

Plan to Retire? Then Stop Giving Your Kids Money!

| June 9, 2014 | 28 Comments

As a regular reader of The Globe and Mail and anything written by Rob Carrick, lately I’ve been seeing a lot of articles written about how parents may need to rethink their retirement plans because of their Gen Y money-sucking kids. Umm…excuse me? Why aren’t these parents telling their kids “No, you can’t have any […]

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