Moral of the story: Don't be like Anna.
$60 a month, 200 daytime minutes with unlimited evenings and weekends starting at 6pm, a My5 package(unlimited calls/texts/whatever to 5 specific numbers anywhere in Canada at any time), unlimited texting and 500meg of data. ;_; If I want to even upgrade to 1 gig it's at least 70$ a month.
I live in Toronto and I live in a one bedroom with my partner and split the rent evenly. It's inclusive and my rent is 24% of my takehome. It's a tiny apartment, 425 sq feet for two people and three cats but damn if I don't want to pay more while I'm paying down my student loan! I'm ok with paying about 40% of my take-home overall if I must, but I don't make much money so it'd be hard.
Oh, net worth, you sexy beast. I'm hoping mine will be in the positive by the end of this year but I'm spending some hard-earned savings on a vacation (much needed) so we'll seeee
I hate the tyranny of "do what you love!" for a job. I genuinely like my job but that doesn't mean there aren't days (TODAY INCLUDED) where I want to jump out a window. That is why it's a job. I have had moments of sheer bliss at what we've accomplished and also days of "What-the-fuck-ever" because it's a job and to not be static, some days should be hard and difficult.
I love how serious this actually is!
Sorry, nitpick. SeniorS citizens?
I'm so happy that other people have pointed out the Q-Tip thing. I had a teacher in the fourth grade tell us a horror story about a generic Q-Tip unfolding in his ear and having to go to a doctor to get it out. NEVER DO IT. Also, dish soap. Dawn Ultimate Power De-greaser is the only thing I use any more. Sorry organics!
I once had to buy a black skirt because I was going from one job to another with a one hour break in between, not enough time to get home and get to job #2 but enough to buy a black skirt. Why did I need a black skirt? We needed to wear dress blacks and I was wearing a black shirt but coloured jeans. -_-
This year is the first year in a decade, since I started University and took a post-grad a few years later, that I will have a positive net worth. Note I didn't say debt free, but I will be very close. Luckily my investments and my savings are there to help cushion me until I'm finally out of the clear in mid 2014.