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    What was your money situation like when you were growing up and how did it affect you?

    Tweet When I was growing up, our money situation was strange. My dad worked part-time and my mom didn’t work, but we were squarely middle-class. See, my father won the lottery when I was very young, before the age of 3, and then he semi-retired […]

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    The Dead Cow Lecture

    Tweet My uncle sent me a hilarious story that makes you laugh AND teaches you a good lesson. THE DEAD COW LECTURE First-year students at the OSU Vet School were attending their first anatomy class with a real dead cow. They all gathered around the […]

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    When $50 is not worth $50

    Tweet When I checked my President’s Choice (PC) Points balance, I realized I have the equivalent of $50 CAD to spend on anything I want in a President’s Choice Store. This includes groceries, toiletries, clothing (yes, clothing from Joe Fresh), gift cards and anything else […]

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    How to determine your salary range accurately

    Tweet Ever wonder what range of salary you should be asking for? You can always ballpark an idea of it, but isn’t it better if you can get an actual set of numbers to work with? Enter my process for figuring this out! BASIC STEPS […]

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    What’s their interest?

    Tweet This is a question I ask myself a lot when it comes to dealing with other people What’s their interest? What’s their motivation? A good example is a financial advisor selling you mutual funds. Off the top of my head, I ask: Are they […]

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    Shop like a Parisienne!

    Tweet It is universally accepted that French women in general are achingly chic, but they don’t spend a lot of money to achieve that look. (Although if you read The Essence of Style — How the French invented High Fashion and Fine Food, you’d come […]

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    How to make old clothing feel like new again

    Tweet You know how when you open your closet you think: I have nothing to wear!? Well I get that way sometimes. Yes this can be hard to believe coming from a girl who owns 20+ dresses but it’s true. So what do I do? […]

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    Dating: Why is it so hard?

    Tweet Warning: This is a personal post, and a mini rant on dating in general. This has nothing to do with finance. Why is dating so tricky? Is it because they really are tricky, or are we just over analyzing and making it trickier than […]

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    The tension between working classes: Blue Collar vs. White Collar

    Tweet This post on Charlie’s Blog about blue collar jobs versus white collar jobs got me thinking (I love that!) about working classes and the stereotypes. Somewhere in a high rise office is an executive. He quaffs a Scotch and loosens his tie. He has […]

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    Nice guys (and girls) make less money

    Tweet If you’re nice, are you getting screwed, financially? Perhaps. …men who measured below average on agreeableness earned about 18% more—or $9,772 more annually in their sample—than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5% or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts. – Human Resource […]

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