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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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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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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Read books? The internet says you don’t.
Aug16

Read books? The internet says you don’t.

Even though I would rather read a book (Ha!) than spend my time on social media, I consider it my duty to call out bullshit when I see it. This old but new again internet info-graphic is making its rounds on FB. And it contains some statistics that are extremely unpleasant specifically to a guy that likes to read books. The title is “Surprising Book Facts” and the only thing that I find surprising is that people believe...

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Look at this Glass!
Aug15

Look at this Glass!

The one thing that we can control is how we react to any given situation. One of the ways that I like to think about it is the “Glass half empty” with a twist. Take a look at the glass below is it half full or half empty? Well you already know this one – pessimists say it’s half empty and optimists say it’s half full. But I say who gives a shit about how much water is in the glass – LOOK at the...

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The Big Mean Banks Are Out To Take Your Money
Nov21

The Big Mean Banks Are Out To Take Your Money

News flash the big Canadian banks are retail operations and their purpose is to sell you things. Shocker! I know it’s hard to believe but just like most other retail stores, they have products to sell and sales targets to achieve. And just like other retail stores they also have managers that expect their employees to achieve these goals. Because, guess what? Those same managers also have sales targets and goals. Now that is out...

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Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It
Mar12

Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It

It’s possibly the worst trade you will make in your entire life, your time for money and stuff. Quick question – If you were in the possession of a resource that was very rare and had no way to replenish itself, would you trade that resource for something that was available everywhere and easy for everyone to attain? Hell NO! That sounds like a raw deal. Why would anyone trade something finite (Life – If you’re...

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Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.
Jun04

Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.

Muhammad Ali passed away today at the young age of 74. You can read his official obituary here. I wrote an article back in 2012 on a bit of the family history of Muhammad Ali. There might be a remote chance that somewhere down the line twice removed and add a cousin or two, I might actually be related to Muhammad Ali. You can read about it here. I admit that I like professional fighting, Boxing, UFC and mixed martial arts. I’m...

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