The Year of Financial Austerity

    January 17, 2018

    The city received a light snowfall on New Year’s eve. The next day, the ground was blanketed in a sheet of whiteness. Our son awoke excited, unaware of the new year, but eager to trod and make his mark on the blank canvas outside. Daniel took him outside, and the kid made a beeline for areas of snow not yet touched, dragging a stick on the ground to make tracks and drawings. “I only like stepping on clean snow,” the…

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    5 Things Worth the Money When Adulting

    I knocked on the door of my sister’s apartment, trying hard not to drop a bag filled with Muji ceramics and a sansevieria trifasciata. She had recently begun adulting-  graduating from university, moving our…

    May 26, 2017
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    Millionaire Teacher: Second Edition Review

    From electric cars to re-usable rockets, new innovations and unanticipated breakthroughs can completely alter how we think about the future. With the exception a fine wine or smelly cheese, there aren’t many things that…

    April 11, 2017
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    Not buying second hand? You should be.

    Who still buys second hand? When my family first moved to Canada, my parents couldn’t afford many new purchases. I remember visiting New to You, a program for gently used second hand clothing, at…

    February 23, 2017