Student loans paid off!

Student loans, student loan paid off, debt free, financial freedom
Last month I reached a major milestone towards financial independence – I paid off my Student Loan! I graduated in April of 2008, so all in all, I took 3 years and 10 months to pay back $13,000 to the government. Had my friends at the National Student Loan Service Centre had their way, it would have been over 8 years before I had repaid my loan in full and I would have paid much more in interest...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money

Recipe Idea: Oat Fudge Bars

Oat Fudge Bars, desserts, coffee and fudge bars, coffee habits
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you and if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. Got a Starbucks habit?  I sure do.  And nothing makes me happier than a yummy oat fudge bar to go with my coffee.  There’s fudge… there’s...

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Posted in: Recipes

Updates: February 26 – March 3

CF and I just got back from a Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival event. The theme of the event was “Argentina” so we spent the afternoon grazing on Argentine inspired cuisine and various wines from the region. Sounds pricey, and it is. However, we are always trying to do what you love for less. To cut the costs of this event, I’ve spent the last two evenings volunteering...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Dealing with condo emergencies

condo emergencies, emergencies, property emergency, broken pipe
It’s Friday and I’m miserable because my leg is in pain and gimped up, its damn cold and now, my condo is leaking.  Yep.  Of course it’s leaking, what else would it do on a Friday afternoon?  I received the email shortly after 1pm.  My helpful tenant remarked that “several litres” of water came out of the ceiling.  All sorts of horror scenarios ran through my head...

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Posted in: Home, Real Estate
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