On The Week It Rained and the Future of Umbrellas

The best umbrella is indeed no umbrella. My raincoat was $130 (though I got it on sale for more like $50, luckily) but it keeps me DRY AS A BONE (a dry bone, at least... where does that idiom come from?). I used to spend like, $100 on umbrellas every year because they break and get lost so often. Worth the investment!

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0

On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump, Jump

Long story, but my little brother bought something online, mailed it to me, and now I need to mail it to him. (This somehow saves him money). But the package was delivered a month ago and I still haven't got myself to a post office to mail it to him. Poor brother! I'll do it today

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On The Cost of Making My Own Sub Sandwich

Let's talk about the 15 minutes for clean up! Am I dirty? Do I not clean enough? My challenge to myself is to wash all my dinner dishes in the time it takes for my mug of tea to heat in the microwave (2:11) and while I don't always succeed, I sometimes do!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm 0

On Advice for Retirement: Invest in a Metal Detector

Sort of off-topic, but do many 'folders use Goodreads? I'd love to follow what you are reading, Ester (and everybody else!)

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:33 am 0

On OK, Gentrification is Lousy. Now What?

This post is so thoughtful and well written. More from Josh, please!

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0

On We're Not Gonna Pay Rent ... By Check

Also, the last comic on this panel. Javert is in the wrong musical: http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=288

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm 1

On We're Not Gonna Pay Rent ... By Check

When I had a year-long lease, I just gave my landlord (who lives in a different city) 12 post-dated cheques. Now I'm month to month and I send her etransfers from my bank account, but it costs $1.50 per transaction which annoys me. A cheque is about 30 cents, but mailing it to her is another 60 cents and the hassle of it all is much more than 60 more cents, so, I continue to e-transfers. But how does Interac have a monopoly on e-transferring direct from bank accounts? Is that just in Canada? I want Interact to have a competitor to force them to charge less than $1.50 per transaction. That's highway robbery!!!

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:20 pm 0

On The Year We Saved $10K: Cue 'Braveheart' Soundtrack

I'm on track to save about 7,000 in 12 months... and this series makes me want to push a little harder and see if I can hit 10,000!!

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm 1

On A Father-Daughter Duo Answers Your Questions: Should We Use Our Money to See the World Now, Or Save for the Future?

@honey cowl I don't know either, and it's nice to feel like I'm still welcome here and that the Billfold will eventually help me figure it allllllll out. I like that Meghan admits what she doesn't know!

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm 1

On I've Fallen Into the 'Lifestyle Inflation' Trap

I would love more articles about lifestyle inflation! It is HARD!

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:43 am 3