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Moving Away from Your Hometown: What You’ll Gain and What You’ll Forfeit

Moving Away from Your Hometown: What You’ll Gain and What You’ll Forfeit

| October 22, 2014 | 18 Comments

I know I’ve written about the pros and cons of moving away from your hometown before, but it’s just something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, especially since my HB and I have been living in Toronto for 1.25 years now! Although my experience living away from home has had its fair share […]

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Finding Focus to Improve Your Finances

Finding Focus to Improve Your Finances

| October 20, 2014 | 18 Comments

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot of about how to keep focused. There are so many things I want to experience and accomplish in my lifetime, especially financially, but most of the time I just get distracted with something unimportant and unproductive. I’m happy with how my goals list has been coming along, but at […]

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Blog Love – Fall, Graduation and a Separation

Blog Love – Fall, Graduation and a Separation

| October 17, 2014 | 21 Comments

I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet today considering I’m writing this at 1am on Friday morning having just come home from a concert. I know, I know, I really do need to get into the habit of scheduling posts in advance! I’ll try to do some writing this weekend. First off, I’m happy to […]

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5 Things I’m Thankful for on Thanksgiving

5 Things I’m Thankful for on Thanksgiving

| October 13, 2014 | 24 Comments

Since it’s Thanksgiving and I haven’t written a Things I’m Thankful for post this year yet, I thought I’d take this opportunity to list the 5 things I’m thankful for in 2014. Ok, here we go… 1. My current financial situation I know that might sound like a weird thing to be thankful for, but […]

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Blog Love – Flights, Races and Cutting Up My Credit Cards

Blog Love – Flights, Races and Cutting Up My Credit Cards

| October 10, 2014 | 21 Comments

Happy Friday and happy long weekend my fellow Canadians! This is going to be the second Thanksgiving me and the HB will be spending in Toronto away from home. Wow, I still can’t believe we’re already into year 2 in Toronto. The only sucky thing about this is once again we won’t be spending Thanksgiving with […]

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2014 Life and Financial Goals Check-in

2014 Life and Financial Goals Check-in

| October 8, 2014 | 31 Comments

I know there are still 85 days left in the year, but I’ve only just realized that I still haven’t done my 2014 life and financial goals check-in since I set them on January 1st. It’s been a roller coaster of a year, and when I set my goals on New Year’s Day I remember wanting to […]

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My First Ever Spending Ban  – Let’s See If I Can Actually Do It!

My First Ever Spending Ban – Let’s See If I Can Actually Do It!

| October 6, 2014 | 46 Comments

I remember when I first started blogging almost 3 years ago, a big trend (and it’s still sort of a big trend) among personal finance bloggers was to implement shopping or spending bans on themselves. Basically, on certain days of the week, or even weeks or months at a time, they would forbid themselves to […]

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Blog Love – Planning for Retirement…and Christmas!

Blog Love – Planning for Retirement…and Christmas!

| October 3, 2014 | 31 Comments

Wow, this week sure whipped by! I’m not complaining, I love when time flies. Especially after this past year when time seemed to stand still for months on end. I know the main reason for this is my new job.  I’ve officially finished my 3-months probation and it feels so good to finally feel like I’m […]

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