The Case for Paying More

I don’t think you spend enough money on your stuff.   There, I said it.  Go ahead, read it again.  Alright, now that you’re either confused or offended, let me explain what I mean.  Our culture of expendability has led us to expect everything we could ever want for free, or at the very least, as […]

Why Saving Should Really Be “Deferred Spending”

Opposites attract.  Cliché?  Yes.  True?  Eh, the jury’s still out, but at least on money issues, it’s pretty close.  If you listen to Dave Ramsey long enough, you’ll hear him talk about the “nerd” and the “free spirit” in a relationship.  What’s he’s referring to is the natural inclination of one person in the relationship […]

What I’ve Learned About Money While Watching the Olympics

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been glued to the TV for the last two weeks watching the Winter Olympics.  I’ve become especially, inexplicably obsessed with curling, at least until next month when I forget it exists again.  Maybe it’s because for the most part, these athletes aren’t professionals like we tend to […]

How to Not Owe Buckets of Money at Tax Time

Basically ever since I had my first job scooping ice cream, tax time has been kind of weird for me.  Some people get moderately excited about the thought of a refund, but then forget about it five minutes later.  Even more people put off doing their taxes until the last possible day, causing traffic jams […]

How Many Hours Are In Your Wallet?

We tend to think of money in terms of dollars.  And that makes sense, because that’s how most things are priced.  You go to the store, you see an item on the shelf, and you look at how many dollars it costs.  That system of currency-based value seems to work pretty well, because basically everyone […]

2017 – Our Year View Mirror

Well, well, well… here we are, at the end of another year.  The second full one Rachel and I have spent as husband and wife, the first full one this little blog has enjoyed, and hopefully the last one in which I’ll have to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet.  If nothing else, […]

We De-Cluttered Our Movie Collection With a Little VUDU

This one’s for all you people out there with a bajillion DVDs that haven’t seen the light of day for years.  You know that digital media is the way we’re heading, right?  Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video, they’re all getting our money like crazy.  But what about physical media?  You know, that DVD […]

A Year of Thankfulness: 2017 Edition

I know all of you Canadians have already been thankful this year, but it’s our turn down here in the land of freedom.  I hope all of your holidays were well-celebrated, filled with family and warmth.  And for all of you retail workers out there: my heart goes out to you.  I spent many years […]