They will surprise you – Little Inspirations
Jun09

They will surprise you – Little Inspirations

I received a pair of lounge pants – AKA as PJ’s as a gift and they happened to be exactly the same as a pair that I already owned. No big deal exchanges are easy…right? Except these PJ’s sat unused lounging (ha!) on my dresser with tags attached for over six months. So, a couple of days ago I finally decide to take action and liberate the PJ’s from their doomed existence of living a life unused. I read...

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Is there a problem with foreigners buying houses in Vancouver?
Jun08

Is there a problem with foreigners buying houses in Vancouver?

From my understanding there is a real issue with “non-used” homes. This includes homes that are new and resale homes that are being purely held for speculation. The most recent stats on family income in Vancouver suggest that the average house is no longer affordable for the majority of people who work and would like to live in the city. For Canada as a whole, median pre-tax family income was $74,540, measured in constant...

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Warren Buffett – Business Advice
Jun07

Warren Buffett – Business Advice

Some of the best business advice can be found in the annual letters written by Buffett and Charlie Munger for the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. These letters don’t receive nearly the attention that they deserve. The 2014 letter might be the most important of all as it is really four letters in one. The first part is the usual look at Berkshire’s performance in 2014. Second, the acknowledgement of the 50th anniversary of...

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Enbridge & Tim Hortons – #BoycottTims #FirstWorldProblem
Jun06

Enbridge & Tim Hortons – #BoycottTims #FirstWorldProblem

There might be a larger issue with the amount of Tim Horton’s trash that you will find blowing across parking lots, parks, trails, lakes and rivers and of course on the side of almost every road and major highway. I wonder if all these empty Timmies cups were thoughtlessly left behind by the same people who are opposed to the Enbridge adverts. Or maybe all the trash is just a clever way for Tim Horton’s to maximize their...

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Real estate woes: The secret lives of house poor Canadians
Jun05

Real estate woes: The secret lives of house poor Canadians

At the end of the day it is simple supply and demand. It seems that most people are only concerned with the monthly payment and not the actual price of their new car or house. This is especially of concern when interest rates are low as it gives a false impression that these larger ticket items are more affordable. Just a friendly reminder to everyone out there that granite and stainless steel appliances are not “must...

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Zombies, Run! iPhone – Android Running App
Mar07

Zombies, Run! iPhone – Android Running App

Next time you see a group of runners hurdling cars and pushing pedestrians aside…. You will know that they are probably just on their “Zombie Interval”. This app definitely looks like a good way to add a bit of fun into your next workout. If your standard running routine needs an adrenaline boost, maybe flesh-eating zombies will do the trick. An app called Zombies, Run!, is a narrated game where real-world runners...

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Using Your Garmin GPS as a Skiing or Snowboarding Speedometer
Feb29

Using Your Garmin GPS as a Skiing or Snowboarding Speedometer

If you are a statistic junky like me and you ski or snowboard a Garmin forerunner might be your next new gadget. If you look around the net there are several Ski and Snowboard speedometers and they all have one thing in common, they are bloody expensive. Pick up a Garmin watch for $100 strap it on your wrist and head out to the mountains. Now we can get to the good part for all you stat junkies out there. Ever wonder how fast you are...

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Impossible – Muhammad Ali
Feb18

Impossible – Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ― Muhammad Ali Now that I have given you the quote O’ the day….. It’s...

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