It’s Cold Outside – Time For A Run!
Feb10

It’s Cold Outside – Time For A Run!

It’s Fairbanks cold outside this week. Frosty enough for an Extreme Cold Warning for Southern Alberta and it looks like it will be sticking around for the next week. This statement issued from Environment Canada sums up the situation: “A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues. The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 and minus 50. There have been several reports of *dogs sticking to fire...

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24 Ways To $ave Dat Money
Jan31

24 Ways To $ave Dat Money

David Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky, is an American rapper and comedian. At the age of 31 Lil Dicky’s net worth is estimated at over $8 million dollars. You might want to watch this video twice as Lil Dicky provides several real ideas on how to reduce your spending and $ave Dat money. For those of you who can’t watch the video *NSFW – I’ve extracted the best of LD’s money saving tips...

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À la carte or Buffet – The $20 Cell Phone Plan
Jan21

À la carte or Buffet – The $20 Cell Phone Plan

FREE iPhone X, FREE $200 gift card and FREE washboard abs. Just sign here! But before you do – realize it’s all a LIE – even the abs. All those advertisements you see for free upgrades, gifts with purchase and free iPhones are not really free, somebody pays and that somebody is you. It’s stacked against you by design. There is only one thing (possibly two) things in life that are always free: a mother’s...

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The Pursuit of Stuff
Jan15

The Pursuit of Stuff

I get it – having nice things is, well nice. I happen to live in a big fancy house with rock countertops that were crystallized from magma that cooled far below the Earth’s surface. I have multi-layered wood floors that were milled from a single piece of timber and kiln dried before sawing and placed in my home. My shelter is also equipped with the ability to produce clean fresh drinking water on demand. Hot or cold...

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It’s Stacked Against You
Jan10

It’s Stacked Against You

There is a reason that the debt levels in Canada and the US are approaching all time highs. The average Canadian owes about $1.70 for every dollar of income he or she earns per year, after taxes. This is not an oops I slipped. This is by design. No one actually wants you to save money. Almost everyone is out to get a little bit of your dinero. I mean everyone, even your own kids are out to get you. They are constantly asking you for...

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I wish I’d worn a condom
Jan09

I wish I’d worn a condom

Let’s start off with saying that I’m not a Costco shopper, never have been and never will be. I refuse to apply for, pay for and be granted a membership just to enter a store. Ridiculous. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. None. Sure, I might be missing out on a super deal on a 20 Kilo bag of sugary puffs or a 40 pack of chicken legs at a bargain price. Is it really worth it? I’m telling you that you really...

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Resolution Run – Race Recap
Jan03

Resolution Run – Race Recap

Average people wait for New Year’s Day to make resolutions about getting fit – the number one resolution BTW. And then there is the MoneyRunner (and the 1,000’s of other crazy runners) who don’t wait for New Year’s Day – we’re getting fit on New Year’s Eve. Enter the Resolution Run, the perfect way to celebrate the past year and at the same time start a new one. This year will be my 5th...

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Bankruptcy of Life
Dec31

Bankruptcy of Life

“I’ve always wanted to (insert thing/activity/learn/travel here), but I can’t afford it.” Even though this (rarely updated but awesome) blog is primarily about personal finance, savings and being a frugal badass with your money. Ultimately, I think that the thing you can’t afford, is not to do the thing that you so wanted to do. What do we really need? Some food, heat, and shelter. A place to rest and a...

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