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FB in a Nutshellother blog: the everyday minimalist
talk to me: contact me here
works: business consultant
net worth: ~$155,000 as of Dec 2011
eats: sashimi, tartiflette, pho
drinks: earl grey cream tea
gadgets: macbook pro 17", ipod touch (pda)
beauty: fb's list of toiletries/makeup
wants: roland rd700-gx piano
reads: ayn rand, tom stanley, sophie kinsella
watches: bones, mentalist, castle, top chef
wears: wrap dresses & necklaces
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
- 10 Pieces of Career and Life Advice
- My Cooler of Food for the Road
- When to buy clothes when they are most likely to be discounted
- How to Choose Between Two Good Jobs
- Why giving a gift is not as economically efficient as giving cold, hard cash
- How to Handle Life’s Curveballs
- Calculate how long it’ll take to save double (Rule of 72)
- Tips for Reducing Health Costs
- Banks in Canada: The Who and The Why
- Is It Time to Find a New Bank?
FB Budget Archive
Posted on January 2, 2012 | 29 CommentsI shall name this year: THE YEAR OF SPENDING (Because let’s face it, that’s pretty much all I did this year.) Past Years in Review 2009 Year in Review = – ($22,484) 2010 Year in Review = +130,101 2011 GROWTH IN REVIEW Worked 3 months...
Posted on January 1, 2012 | 7 CommentsMore than a little awesome David Beckham action for you Yes, it’s a shill for Pepsi, but frankly I am both surprised and not at all cynical that it is a fake and all this other BS. He is that good, period. He may have...
Posted on December 20, 2011 | 20 CommentsThank you all for putting in your comments and VERY helpful notes in my plea post here: Moving to a new country with a new budget. I know that Canada and the U.S. are similar in many ways, but hey… it never hurts to ask...
Posted on December 17, 2011 | 26 CommentsToday we’re talking about budgets and more specifically, the slight struggle I’m going through with estimating how to budget for a new life in a new country. I know Canada and the U.S. are similar, but they aren’t the same, which means things can either...
Posted on December 9, 2011 | 19 CommentsJUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT “Today, of Americans officially designated as ‘poor,’ 99 percent have electricity, running water, flush toilets, and a refrigerator; 95 percent have a television, 88 percent a telephone, 71 percent a car and 70 percent air conditioning. Cornelius Vanderbilt had none...
Posted on November 4, 2011 | 7 CommentsGoogle Reader Changes WHY OH WHY did Google change Google Reader to not allow me to share items any more? Now I have to use this Google+ thing? I hated Facebook and this Google+ thing sounds a lot like Facebook, just with a sexier twist....
Posted on October 5, 2011 | 6 CommentsTruer words were never said: what teachers really want to tell parents, a nice follow-up article to my earlier post: fighting our own battles. EUROPE: THE SECOND ROUND Getting excited about my upcoming trip to Europe!!! That’s all I can think about right now. We...
Posted on August 31, 2011 | 35 CommentsWHAT I BOUGHT IN EUROPE Ahh shopping. Is there anything cooler than finding stuff you’d never find in your own home country, let alone continent? Okay perhaps saving money is a better option but .. these are wearable souvenirs, folks! I’ll actually use them P.S....
Posted on August 4, 2011 | 3 CommentsFor inspiration to look chic and effortless in my life, check out these two photos: Okay so maybe I wouldn’t wear such an open, blousy white top without something underneath, but it’s still pretty. I also wouldn’t wear shoes that high, but I like...
Posted on July 1, 2011 | 6 CommentsJust came back from 5 weeks in Asia I had a pretty good trip overall. No bug bites for either of us until we hit Singapore, which is a miracle. My favourite cities in order, and the ones in blue are the only ones I’d...