Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grocery shopping in Liberty Village versus Nunavut

We go through a lot of milk in our little household. BF drinks one or two tall glasses of it every day, and we put it in our coffee/tea/smoothies. I’d estimate that we buy two 4L bags per week. Milk’s … Continue reading

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The angry motorist

I was cycling home from work today when I had an ugly encounter. There are a couple left hand turns at smaller intersections where I normally feel safe enough to merge into the left lane to make the left. Both intersections do … Continue reading

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How Monopoly taught me to save

I love the game Monopoly. I haven’t played it in a few years, but I remember partaking in frequent games as a child. I normally picked the boat as my piece, and I was always the banker. I relished counting … Continue reading

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The closet crisis, part II

Our broken closet is kicking my butt, both financially and psychologically. My parents came on Saturday to help fix it, which turned into my dad taking over and fixing it himself. My dad spent the entire time telling me that … Continue reading

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The ethics of using a student ID to get discounts (when you aren’t a student)

I was reading through the money section in the June issue of Real Simple and I came across a short article on the ethics of using a student ID to access discounts when you are not a student. The article … Continue reading

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Why I buy flowers

My younger self never understood why people give each other flowers. They eventually die, and then they are garbage. What was the point? I would tell (past) boyfriends to not bother with the flowers, if they wanted to get me … Continue reading

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The art of sharing finances

BF and I moved in together in August 2010. Technically, he moved into my condo. I like to think of it as our place now (and I’m sure he does too), but the reality is if we broke up, this … Continue reading

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