On "Working Has Become More Expensive"

@MemphisBlues THANK GOD I'm so vengeful and angry I can't be bothered to even care what men think of how I look.

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 11:44 am 12

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@samburger Thanks! Every week or so we do a big search to look. To really increase incomes I think we'd have to move provinces, which is fine, although logistically challenging. Neither of us have big fancy skills or degrees (history grad school drop-outs!), which adds to the challenge. We live on about 29k net now, so 25k seem pretty doable, especially somewhere with a cheaper cost of living.

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2014 Check-in

@samburger huh, we have the same 10 year financial goal, basically (ours is 600K). We've got a leg up in the money pile though, mind if I use you an impetus to try to find a better paying job?

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm 0

On Hacks for the Worst Airports in America

@Vicky I used to fly regularly through Ottawa and the movement of the MPs and their staffs was pretty annoying.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0

On Hacks for the Worst Airports in America

@GHDave Denver is the best to walk around and read conspiracy theories on your phone. Also DEN has a jerky stand my husband goes nuts for.

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm 1

On So You Want to Be a Pilot: What It Costs And How Much You'll Make

@JJHuggnstuff I don't know the basis for this, but my Canadian bush pilot/helicopter pilot dad says that everyone he has worked with hates flying with military trained pilots, and feels unsafe when they are on jobs with them.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a 30-minute Meal Break at Kmart Is...

@Glen Raphael@facebook Yeah mine too, and it makes life so easy! Christmas on the 27th? No big D, and we can get more family and friends over to light the tree and drink wine. To us, the important part of the holiday is the feeling you create among those you love, and that can happen whenever.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:27 pm 0

On How Many Safety Nets Do You Have?

@j a y this is how I view my situation too. All of our savings could be viewed as "emergency" and with our aggressively low cost of living, we could make it about five years before incurring debt. Our day-to-day wouldn't even have to change that dramatically, which says more about how we live now than anything else ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm 0

On Spend More on an Austen than Austen Herself Made in her Life!

@NoReally I worked at an auction for years and explaining insurance value vs fair market value was my favorite thing. I'm sorry you think that ugly _____ is worth $$$$ because you insured it for big bucks!

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

@Daisy My dad's greatest joy is getting senior's discounts at the mountain

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm 0