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My Life in a Box

During one of our walks around the neighbourhood the other night, my wife and I had a conversation that went something like this: Me: It would be nice to break-free from work eventually wouldn’t it? Her: Yes, and that’s what we’re working towards <pause>, right? Me: Yes, breaking out of the box.  I mean, we live in a box (house), we drive in a box (car), and we work in a box (office cubicle).  Everything is a damn box. Her: When you put it that way, I suppose we do.  So, when are we getting out of the box again? Me: Good question. I ...
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Why Staycations Are Worth It

Recently my wife and I decided to take a couple weeks off work and enjoy a staycation.  You know, spending some extended time close to home?  In hindsight this was a perfect way for us to spend part of our summer together.  Here is why we did it and what we got out of it. We’ve been busy this year – it was nice to unwind and not be busy. We’ve already done some international travelling this year, with more travelling to come this year, so there was no big desire to travel. Further to the above, it was nice to save some money for future ...

Pictures can be priceless – reflections from Costa Rica and Canon T4i DSLR Giveaway

“A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.” – Grandma Moses, American Folk Artist Pictures can conjure up a wide range of emotions and memories.  They can make us happy and full of joy; they can make us sad and want us to forget.  Pictures remain a great communication tool, even more so in our modern, digital-information age.  Although revolutionary at ...

August Update – 2012 personal finance and investing goals

I typically share an update on our financial goals every quarter or so, but I’m ignoring that structure based on some good news to report.  In case I’ve lost you on this post already, here is a list of our personal finance and investing goals for 2012: • Goal # 1 – Pay off our LOC by end of February ($2,000). • Goal # 2 – Starting in March 2012 (after the LOC is paid off) put $300/month as lump-sum payments on the mortgage for the rest of the calendar year ($3,000). • Goal # 3 – Maximize both TFSAs before end of year ($10,000 ...

My travel tips for flying the friendly skies

For some of you, you’re probably seasoned veterans when it comes to making your air travel enjoyable.  I took my first flight just over 20 years ago and now into my thirties, I’m guessing I’ve flown at least 50 times since.  I still get a kick out of air travel; so much weight hoisted into the air sustained for hours on end.  Modern air travel is a far cry from the days of Kitty Hawk.  Flying is a special engineering and scientific feat if you think about it… I don’t travel often for work, maybe only a couple times a year but ...

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