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Spending Detox March 11-16

Spending Detox March 11-16

See this post for and introduction to our March spending detox and the accompanying ground rules. Sunday, March 11 We went hiking in the Rockies with a friend today! We’d been intending to snowshoe, but it hasn’t snowed in a while, so the path was […]

Mo Money March Spending Detox

Mo Money March Spending Detox

Chris and I are doing a month long spending detox for March, inspired by Cait Flanders’ book, “The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store.” After digging herself […]

5 Ways To Create More Space When You’re Feeling Constricted By Your Life & Finances

5 Ways To Create More Space When You’re Feeling Constricted By Your Life & Finances

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of space, and how I can incorporate more of it into every element of my life. Not NASA space — or perhaps that’s Tesla space now – but room-space. Void-space. Nothingness to expand into (or out […]

A bunch of shit I don’t need, and you may not either

A bunch of shit I don’t need, and you may not either

We all have our spending vices. Apparently one of mine is Crappy Tire. I got a call from the Canadian Tire credit department the other day informing me I’ve spent $1200 there in the past year and wouldn’t it be great if I had an […]

Embrace the Wisdom of the Gecko (or How I Saved $743 with 1 email)

Embrace the Wisdom of the Gecko (or How I Saved $743 with 1 email)

That cheeky lizard bugger has been right all along. A few months back I received a renewal notice from my auto insurer informing me my rate would be rising from $1560 to $1919. …Da fuck? I hadn’t been in any accidents, received any tickets, or […]